New Nikon zoom lenses

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At the same time as announcing the D780, Nikon has released a pair of new zooms. The latest arrival in the F-mount is the Nikkor AF-S 120-300 mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR – a professional zoom designed for sports and action photography with high-end DSLRs like the forthcoming Nikon D 6.

It’s arrival ties in with this year‘s Olympic games where many pros shooting Nikon will require a fast medium telephoto zoom in demanding low-light situations.

It’s arrival ties in with this year‘s Olympic games where many pros shooting Nikon will require a fast medium telephoto zoom in demanding low-light situations.

Nikkor AF-S 1:2.8/120-300 mm

It features a complex construction of 25 elements in 19 groups and in addition to Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass, special short wavelength spectrum (SR) glass is used to combat blue fringing that traditional lenses typically have a hard time correcting.

Nikkor AF-S 1:2.8/120-300 mm
The 120-300 mm is aimed at Nikon professional users

Claimed to offer a prime-Iike lens performance, it‘s fully weather-sealed, has buiIt-in vibration Reduction (VR) that‘s effective to four stops. It works with all of Nikon‘s 1.4x and 2x tele converters and features an integrated tripod foot.

Nikon 1,4x, 2x teleconverter

It will go on sale from early spring and will cost ca. 11.000 EUR.

Nikkor Z 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR S

The second lens – the Nikkor Z 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR S – has been included in Nikon‘s Z lens roadmap for a while. It strengthens Nikon’s lens portfolio for its Z-series cameras and presents a construction of 21 elements in 18 groups.

Nikkor Z 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR S
The Z 70-200 mm f/2.8 will feature an OLED display panel

Nikon’s special short wavelength spectrum (SR) glass is used in addition to ARNEO and fluorine coatings. Other features include a ·weather-sealed construction, 9-blade aperture, control ring, Fn button to which 21 different functions can be assigned. A 1 meter minimum focus distance at full telephoto (0,5 meter at 70 mm).

It accepts filters and adapters via a 77 mm thread and it weighs 1.360 g without the tripod collar. 1.440 g when it’s fitted. The lens will be sold for ca. 2,800 EUR when it arrives in the early spring.

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