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
AF-S TELECONVERTER TC800-1.25E ED primary features
*Measured according to CIPA standards
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