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Nikon Announce Development of New Fixed Focal Length – Super-Telephoto Lens

Simon Skinner - 2 years ago

Nikon has announced that they are developing an all-new, fixed focal length, super-telephoto lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, compatible with Nikon FX-format DSLR cameras

The new lens is surprisingly smaller and lighter than other lenses with a comparable focal length due to the choice of the same type of Phase Fresnel [PF] lens element used in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, which was released in January 2015.

Hand-held photography is much simpler with this compact lens, while its portability makes it suitable for a wide range of situations, from capturing fast-moving subjects at sporting events to unpredictable wildlife.

Nikon has assured us that they will let us know of the release date and RRP at a ‘later date’, so watch this space.

ikon Announce Development of New Fixed Focal Length – Super-Telephoto Lens

About Nikon’s Phase Fresnel [PF] Lens Element

The Phase Fresnel [PF] lens element, which has been developed by Nikon, gives excellent chromatic aberration compensation performance when combined with a regular glass lens element. Due to the use of a PF lens, a remarkably compact and lightweight lens body can be achieved with fewer lens elements.

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.