Nikon has released three new Nikkor lenses, the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR and the AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED.
The AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR comes with an enhanced four-stop advantage Vibration Reduction (VR) technology, making it suitable for situations from a wedding ceremony to a chaotic news room. The lens also makes use of the Electromagnetic Aperture control, which allows for consistent exposures during high speed bursts of shooting. The lens also incorporates a new Aspherical Extra-Low Dispersion (ASP/ED) element that is paired with the traditional aspherical ED and High-Refractive Index (HRI) elements for a whole new optical experience.
The AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 ED VR weighs only 2300g including a tripod collar. This makes the lens easy to be used hand-held for an extended period of time. Its optical formula features three ED elements that help in minimising chromatic aberration and improving sharpness. A smooth bokeh is offered by a 9-blade aperture whereas critical focus is attained through Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor Technology.
The AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED allows for some exceptional landscape photography. This lens can create an effective and impactful demarcation between the subject and background. Minimal ghosting and flare can be attributed to the combination of ED and aspherical lens elements.
The AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR will be available from late august for a suggested retail price of $2399.95. The AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR will be available mid-September onward at a price of $1399.95 whereas the AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED will be available mid-september onwards at a price of $749.95.