Nikon 24-120mm f/4G AF-S VR Nikkor Lens Press Release

Nikon 24-120mm f/4G AF-S VR Nikkor Lens Press Release

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

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.

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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

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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

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