Lenses : Nikon Intros FX-Format AF-S Nikkor 70–200mm f/4G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens
It’s Nikon’s First Lens with Five Stops of Image StabilizationNovember 27, 2012
The 70–200mm f/4 is the first Nikkor lens to feature the third generation of Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to meet the still image and video demands of advanced photographers and videographers.
“With the new AF-S Nikkor 70–200mm f/4, Nikon offers enthusiasts an essential telephoto zoom lens capable of amazing clarity and control, at a price point that’s easily attainable,” said Bo Kajiwara, vice president, Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “With the introduction of Nikon’s third generation of VR technology, the AF-S Nikkor 70–200mm f/4 lens offers superior performance and stunning image quality whether shooting beautiful stills or HD video in challenging lighting conditions.”
In an expansion of Nikon’s f/4 series of Nikkor lenses, the new telephoto zoom lens is geared for real-world creative applications by professionals and enthusiasts, including sports, portraiture and wildlife shooting. Smaller and lighter than Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 70–200 f/2.8 lens, this lens offers an alternative that features VR III image stabilization to reduce camera shake and blur by offering the equivalent shutter speed of approximately five stops slower than otherwise possible, for shooting in low light or hand-held.
When used with the Nikon D4, D800 series and D600 DSLRs, 70–200mm f/4 lens users can take advantage of Nikon teleconverters to increase the focal length without sacrificing AF and VR abilities. By utilizing the camera’s cross-type focus points at f/8 and below, users can effectively double the focal length of this f/4 lens to 400mm and still retain the AF ability to capture clear subjects at an even greater distance.
Constructed from 20 optical elements in 14 groups, the lens employs core Nikon technologies, including Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghosting and flaring as well as Silent Wave Motor (SWM) to provide quiet, responsive autofocus operation. The lens also features two focus modes, M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual focus) to adapt to a users shooting preferences.
Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 70–200mm f/4G ED VR will be available this monty for a suggested retail price of $1,399.95. Nikon will also offer an optional tripod collar for $223.95. nikonusa.com