Nikon working on super telephoto 800mm lens
12th Jul 2012 | 10:20
Full frame beast to feature a maximum aperture of f/5.6
Nikon has announced the development of a new fixed focal length super telephoto lens for its full-frame cameras.
The AF-S lens features a bright aperture of f/5.6 and a VR (Vibration Reduction) system which is designed to be fully compatible with the autofocus system of all Nikon FX-format (full frame) cameras.
Designed with sports, news and wildlife photographers in mind, it will boast the longest focal length of any Nikkor autofocus lens. It will also be dust and water resistant.
A prototype of the new lens will be on display to professional photographers at the Open Golf Championship this month, of which Nikon is an official sponsor.
It will also be on display at Photokina 2012, the world's largest photography trade show, taking place in September in Cologne.
It is not known how much the new 800mm lens will cost when it is released, neither is an availability date.