Nikon adds to its NIKKOR lens line two new FX-format models, the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR super-telephoto lens and the AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. The former, specifically engineered for sports, wildlife and photojournalists, features the longest focal length of any NIKKOR AF lens, while the latter is ideal for landscape photography.
The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR, with a super long focal range, allows professional photographers to get closer to a subject. It features a maximum aperture of f/5.6 and Vibration Reduction image stabilization. As first Nikon lens constructed with two fluorite glass elements, combined with two ED glass elements and a Nano Crystal Coat, it provides performance with minimal chromatic aberration and flaring. It is built with 20 elements in 13 groups and uses electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism for seamless mechanical control and stability. It also comes with a matched AF-S Teleconverter TC800-1.25E ED.
The AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED, on the other hand, is a lightweight ultra-wide angle FX-format lens with a focal length of 18-35mm. Constructed with 12 elements in 8 groups, the lens has a seven-blade diaphragm to deliver precise image blur. It features Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating (SIC) to reduce ghosting even in backlit situations and is equipped with Silent Wave Motor (SWM) that for quiet AF operation. You can find two focus modes – M/A (AF with manual override) and M (Manual).
The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR will be available in April for $17899.95, and the AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED in March 2013 for $749.95.