AF-P DX Nikkor 10–20mm f/4.5–5.6G VR; AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8–15mm f/3.5–4.5E ED and AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED Join Nikon Lens Line
Melville, NY—Nikon added three wide-angle Nikkor lenses for more versatility, whether shooting vast landscapes, architecture, interiors, events or other wide-angle applications.
The ultrawide zoom, lightweight DX-format AF-P DX Nikkor 10–20mm f/4.5–5.6G VR is marketed as an “excellent value for budding shutterbugs and novice shooters looking to explore a wide-angle point of view.” The AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8–15mm f/3.5–4.5E ED is an FX-format circular fisheye zoom lens for photographers and content creators who want to create a unique perspective. Lastly, the AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED is a wide-angle prime lens for professional and advanced photographers.
Both the AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm and AF-S Nikkor 28mm are the latest additions to the Gold Ring series of Nikkor lenses, a mark identifying Nikon’s premium lenses.
“Nikon continues to push the limits of optical excellence, while making new perspectives more attainable than ever before with our latest wide-angle Nikkor offerings,” said Kosuke Kawaura, director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “Whether a photographer is a novice learning the art of landscapes, an enthusiastic video creator or a working professional shooter, Nikon now makes the wide-angle perspective achievable for everyone.”
AF-P DX Nikkor 10–20mm f/4.5–5.6G VR
The Nikkor 10–20mm is a compact and portable ultrawide-angle, DX-format zoom lens. The lens is designed to open fresh perspectives for those new to photography. It is geared for shooting travel and scenery, real estate, large group portraits or vlogging.
Like all Nikkor lenses, it provides Nikon’s latest optical technologies for capturing quality images in any light. The lens features the equivalent of 3.5 stops of vibration reduction (VR) performance to help make sharp images while handheld or in challenging light. Additionally, it utilizes Nikon’s Pulse Motor technology developed to achieve superfast and whisper-quiet autofocus (AF) operation. This is especially useful when recording video. The optical formula contains three aspherical elements for minimal distortion even at the widest focal length.
According to Nikon, the lens “not only excels at shooting expansive horizons but also offers a remarkably close working distance that’s useful for images or showing up-close details when making product-related videos or how-to content.” To get closer to small objects, it has a close minimum focusing distance of 8.6 inches. This affordable lens ships in June with a suggested retail price of $309.95.
AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8–15mm f/3.5–4.5E ED
Nikon’s first fisheye zoom gives photographers and filmmakers an FX-format lens with the look and feel of a circular fisheye and the versatility of a full-frame fisheye. Its lens design provides a creative, circular 180º vertical/horizontal angle of view on full-frame cameras. In addition, it zooms to a non-circular fisheye view (180º diagonal angle of view) on the long end of the focal range.
This lens can also be used on DX-format cameras for point-of-view and extreme wide-angle applications. The perspective from a fisheye lens should be considered to provide a distinct look to photos and videos, such as a dramatic emphasis on a subject or an extremely wide interior point of view.
The latest in Nikon’s Gold Ring series of premier lenses, it features a next-generation design for high-resolution Nikon DSLR cameras. Made for advanced photographers and creators, the Fisheye Nikkor 8–15mm lens is constructed of lightweight magnesium alloy. Moreover, it employs internal focusing (IF) to retain its compact size, even while focusing. It is also Nikon’s latest lens to use an electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent exposure during high-speed shooting, or smooth exposure control while capturing video.
Its optical formula consists of three ED (extra-low dispersion) elements to reduce chromatic aberration. In addition, two aspherical lens elements help minimize coma even at the widest aperture. They also enable a more compact lens size. Additionally, the front lens element is coated with Nikon’s nonstick fluorine coat to help resist dirt, fingerprints and smudges. Furthermore, Nikon’s Nano Crystal coat aids in reducing ghost and flare. The lens is available for an SRP of $1,249.95.
AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED
This new Gold Ring glass is engineered to provide versatility for definition and sharpness regardless of the shooting scenario. With a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture and a nine-blade rounded diaphragm, it affords a shallow depth of field with creative bokeh and low-light performance. This makes the Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED a choice for shooting low-light landscapes, interiors and events.
Its balanced body is composed of lightweight magnesium alloy. It also features dust- and water-drop resistant sealing to withstand the elements. A fluorine coating also resists dirt and smudges. Its optical construction consists of 14 elements in 11 groups, with three aspherical elements to eliminate coma, aberration and distortion. Two ED glass elements help minimize chromatic aberration. The lens also uses Nikon’s Nano Crystal coat to reduce ghosting and flare.
Also scheduled for a June release, the AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED has an SRP of $1,999.95. nikonusa.com