Monday, June 18, 2012

Two New Nikon Lenses Unveiled

Canon EOS-1DX
Canon EOS-1DX

A pair of new Nikon lenses is set to be released by Nikon into the market. The first is designed as an all-in-one travel lens while the second is an alternative to the midrange zoom lens of the company which features image stabilization.

The first new Nikon lens is the AFS-S DX Nikkor 18mm-300mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR super-zoom lens that is priced at around $1000. This particular lens is designed for travelers who are willing to make do with a versatile lens while sacrificing optical quality.

This new Nikon lens is compatible with the mainstream DX-format SLRs of Nikon that has an image smaller compared to the 35mm film frame. Due to this, the equivalent range of this particular lens is 27mm to 450mm.

The second new Nikon lens that was unveiled recently is the AF-S Nikkor 24mm-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR that is priced at around $650. It is designed for use on full-frame FX-format Nikon SLRs like the latest Nikon D800. It is offered as a cheaper alternative to the 24mm-85mm f2.8 lens of Nikon as well as the 24mm-70mm f2.8 lens. This particular new Nikon lens also offers image stabilization for owners of Nikon DSLRs.

These two new Nikon lenses are set to be available in the market within the month and offer the second-generation vibration reduction technology of Nikon. This particular technology supposedly provides users with the capability of shooting four stops better than other lenses. Although these claims by Nikon are considered exaggerated, the VR will allow users to shoot better in low-light situations.

The first new Nikon lens also features a nine-blade aperture, three ED or extra-low dispersion glass elements, a 1.48 foot focus distance as well as a zoom lock switch to prevent it from being extended while travelling. The second new Nikon lens features a seven-blade aperture along with a single ED glass element.

These new Nikon lenses will definitely be something that Nikon enthusiasts can look forward when they are finally released into the market.

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