Nikon Announces 70-200mm/f2.8 E FL AF-S VR and 19mm/f4 PC-E Lenses

70-200mm/f2.8 E FL AF-S VR

Today Nikon announced the update and upgrade of their flagship telephoto lens the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR as well as announced their 19mm/f4 PC-E lens which is widest tilt-shift Nikkor available.

Update of the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

As many have said about this lens – its hard to improve on excellent, but given the itch to update every 5-7 years, they’re right on schedule with the latest release of the Nikkor 70-200mm – the last release coming in 2009. So whats updated and upgraded?

  • four stops of VR up from 3.5 stops
  • 22 elements, with 6 ED, 1 fluorite and 1 high refractive index element.
  • Updated coatings – Nano Crystal Coat to reduce flare and ghosting and to help prevent smudging when accidentally touched – fluorine coatings on the front and rear glass.
  • Last but not least, electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent auto-exposure control during burst mode.

19mm/f4 PC-E

Nikkor 19mm/f4 PC-E Annoucment

Those Nikon photographers focused on architecture are paying attention as this is their widest tilt shift lens available, capable of 97 degrees coverage while maintaining straight lines distortion free.

Nikon are claiming that chromatic aberration and coma should be “virtually eliminated, even at the widest aperture settings”. Like the 70-200mm update/upgrade, this lens is also coated with Nano Crystal Coat, has an electromagnetic diaphragm for fast auto-exposure control, and has a fluorine coat to prevent dirt, smudges and water spot issues on the front element.

Availability and Pricing

Both will be available on display at PhotoPlus 2016 in New York this week and available for purchase November 2016. The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR will be priced at $2,799.95 and PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED will be priced at $3,399.95.

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