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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G, 24-120mm f/4G ED VR and 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens Press Release


August 19, 2010

Three Nikon FX-format compatible lenses offering the superior image quality and performance of the NIKKOR brand

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of three new lenses compatible with Nikon FX-format digital-SLR cameras. The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G is a fast, mid-telephoto prime (fixed focal length) lens that combines a large maximum aperture of f/1.4 with beautiful blur characteristics and superior rendering. The AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR is a 5X standard zoom lens with a fixed maximum aperture of f/4 throughout its entire zoom range. Nano Crystal Coat has been deposited on some lens elements for fine, clear images, and the lens is equipped with Nikon's latest vibration reduction mechanism, VR II. The NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a 10.7X super-telephoto lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths from the wide-angle 28mm to telephoto 300mm. This lens is also equipped with the VR II vibration reduction mechanism.

Nikon has long had the support of professional and advanced amateur photographers for its consistent development of innovative products that respond to the demands of users and are equipped with the optical technologies Nikon has spent years cultivating as a manufacturer of optical devices. Nikon will continue to offer exceptional products, including FX-format compatible lenses that strengthen and enrich the NIKKOR lens lineup with superior functions and performance that satisfy the needs of professional and advanced amateur photographers.

Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens

AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Primary Features

  • A fast, high-performance mid-telephoto 85mm fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 that offers superior image quality
    Adoption of a maximum aperture of f/1.4 and rounded diaphragm (9 blades) enables the expression of bright and beautiful blur characteristics. The lens exhibits excellent rendering capability with shooting all distances, from close-up to infinity, making it especially suited to portrait photography. It is also an excellent choice for shooting in relatively dark situations, such as indoors or for capturing night landscapes.
  • A new optical design that makes the most of the performance expected of the latest fast fixed focal length NIKKOR lens
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to significantly reduce ghost and flare
  • Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing
  • Equipped with two focus modes, M/A and M, as well as a new and improved manual focus drive mechanism
    The lens offers two focus modes, M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual). In addition, the new and improved manual focus drive mechanism reduces manual focus time lag for improved manual focus operation in M/A mode.
  • Nikon's internal focusing (IF) system has been adopted with no increase in the length of the lens

Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED AF-S VR Lens

AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Primary Features

  • A 5X standard zoom lens with a fixed maximum aperture of f/4 through the full 24mm to 120mm range of focal lengths
    A 5X standard zoom lens that offers superior function and performance. This zoom lens has a high reproduction ratio that is both practical and functional for professional and advanced amateur photographers. It consistently demonstrates excellent rendering performance.
  • Built-in vibration reduction (VR II) offering camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four steps
    Equipped with two VR modes, Normal and Active, the vibration reduction function responds to a variety of shooting scenes.
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to significantly reduce ghost and flare
  • Nikon's internal focusing (IF) system has been adopted with no increase in the length of the lens
  • Equipped with two ED and three aspherical lens elements for superior optical performance
  • Equipped with two focus modes, M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual)
  • Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing

Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR Lens

AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Primary Features

  • A 10.7X, high-performance and high-power zoom lens covering focal lengths from 28mm to 300mm
    This single 10.7X lens covers a broad range of angles of view, making it extremely practical for shooting at a variety of focal lengths, from wide-angle landscape shots to telephoto shooting.
  • A size and weight that makes it very portable
  • Built-in vibration reduction (VR II) offering camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four steps
    Equipped with two VR modes, Normal and Active, the vibration reduction function responds to a variety of shooting scenes.
  • The f/5.6 maximum aperture at the maximum telephoto position enables capture of bright images
  • Equipped with two ED and three aspherical lens elements for superior optical performance
  • Nikon's internal focusing (IF) system has been adopted with no increase in the length of the lens
  • Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing
  • Equipped with two focus modes, M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual)
  • A zoom lock has been adopted to prevent the lens from extending due to its own weight

AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Primary Specifications
Focal length: 85mm
Maximum aperture: f/1.4
Minimum aperture: f/16
Lens construction: 10 elements in 9 groups (including elements with Nano Crystal Coat)
Angle of view: 28° 30' (18° 50' with Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras)
Minimum focus distance: 0.85 m
Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.12X
No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded)
Filter attachment size: 77mm
Dimensions: Approximately 86.5mm (maximum diameter) X 84mm (distance from the camera's lens-mount flange)
Weight: Approximately 595 g
Supplied accessories: 77 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap, Bayonet Hood HB-55, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1118

AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Primary Specifications
Focal length: 24-120mm
Maximum aperture: f/4
Minimum aperture: f/22
Lens construction: 17 elements in 13 groups (2 ED and 3 aspherical lens elements, including elements with Nano Crystal Coat)
Angle of view: 84°–20° 20' (61° –13° 20' with Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras)
Minimum focus distance: 0.45 m
Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.24X (at maximum telephoto position)
No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded)
Filter attachment size: 77mm
Dimensions: Approximately 84mm (maximum diameter) X 103.5mm (distance from the camera's lens-mount flange)
Weight: Approximately 710 g
Supplied accessories: 77mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap, Bayonet Hood HB-53, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1218

AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Primary Specifications
Focal length: 28-300mm
Maximum aperture: f/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperture: f/22, f/38
Lens construction: 19 elements in 14 groups (2 ED and 3 aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view: 75°–8° 10' (53° –5° 20' with Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras)
Minimum focus distance: 0.5 m (throughout the entire zoom range)
Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.32X (at maximum telephoto position)
No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded)
Filter attachment size: 77mm
Dimensions: Approximately 83mm (maximum diameter) X 114.5mm (distance from the camera's lens-mount flange)
Weight: Approximately 800 g
Supplied accessories: 77mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap, Bayonet Hood HB-50, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1120

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

 
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens review
Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED AF-S VR Nikkor Lens review
Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor Lens review

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