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29-01-2013

AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR and AF-S TELECONVERTER TC800-1.25E ED

January 29, 2013

The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR is compatible with the Nikon FX format and offers a maximum aperture of f/5.6. Focal length can be increased up to 1000mm when the supplied teleconverter is used

Tokyo - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR compatible with the Nikon FX format, and the dedicated AF-S TELECONVERTER TC800-1.25E ED.

The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR offers the longest focal length of 800mm in the history of NIKKOR autofocus (AF) lenses. It is also equipped with a maximum aperture of f/5.6. The adoption of two fluorite and two ED lens elements delivers superior image resolution and contrast, as well as excellent rendering with effective reduction of chromatic aberration. In addition, the Nano Crystal Coat makes for clear, consistent rendering with incredible ghost and flare suppression. When the teleconverter is used with this super-telephoto lens, the electromagnetic aperture enables stable exposure (AE) with high-speed continuous shooting. The lens is further equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) mechanism, performing equally to an increase in shutter speed of 4.0 steps*. This new lens is best suited for professional sports photographers and photojournalists, as well as advanced amateurs who enjoy photographing birds and wildlife.

The dedicated 1.25x AF-S TELECONVERTER TC800-1.25E ED is supplied with the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR. Together, a focal length of 1000mm is achieved, making it the perfect combination for recording the dynamic movement of athletes from far distances. What's more, the AF-S TELECONVERTER TC800-1.25E ED is Nikon's first teleconverter to be constructed with an ED lens element. It is specifically designed to be used with the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR, to ensure the same level of performance and for incredibly sharp images.

With the expansion of digital-SLR cameras lineup, Nikon continues to develop high-performance NIKKOR lenses that make the most of the superior resolution and image quality offered by these cameras. The brand will continue to release products that offer superior performance and functionality based on the optical technologies it has cultivated over its long history, and to respond to the expectations of professional sports and press photographers.

AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR primary features

  • A FX-format compatible AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR with the longest focal length in the history of NIKKOR autofocus lenses.
  • The lens is equipped with two fluorite lens elements used in IC steppers and scanners that require extreme precision. The superior quality of transmission from the infrared to ultra-violet range demonstrates superior chromatic aberration compensation throughout the visible range.
  • Equipped with two ED lens elements for sharp rendering and superior optical performance.
  • The Nano Crystal Coat effectively prevents the internal reflections that cause ghost and flare.
  • When the teleconverter is used with this super-telephoto lens, the electromagnetic aperture built into the lens enables stable exposure control with high-speed continuous shooting.
  • Equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) mechanism that enables camera performance equal to an increase in shutter speed of approximately 4.0 steps*.
  • A lightweight yet durable super-telephoto lens with the adoption of fluorite lens elements, which helps reduce the weight of the lens significantly, and a magnesium alloy, which ensures strength and durability.

AF-S TELECONVERTER TC800-1.25E ED primary features

  • Designed exclusively for use with the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR. This teleconverter has been designed to produce images that exhibit the same rendering performance as the primary lens.
  • When used with the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR, focal length is increased by 1.25x for a focal length of 1000mm (combined maximum aperture of f/7.1).
  • The first teleconverter equipped with an ED lens element.

 

*Measured according to CIPA standards

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