Nikon Announces 3 Wide Angle Lenses – June 2017
Earlier today Nikon announced 3 new lenses (the first for the company in 2017) – all 3 are wide angle lenses. The first is the AF-P 10-20mm F4.5-5.6G VR the second is the AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED and the last one is the AF-S Nikkor 28mm F1.4E ED.
Nikon has been quite so far in 2017 with very little innovation apart from the yet to arrive D7500. Now we have 3 new lenses to play with (the video above is from the Nikkor 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED).
So here is some info on the 3 new lenses:
- AF-P 10-20mm F4.5-5.6G VR – A DX (crop/APS-C) ultra wide zoom lens. This is an inexpensive lens that will enter a niche ruled mostly by Tokina and Sigma at the moment. The new lens has an advantage by being small, light, inexpensive with 3.5 stops of VR and a silent fast AF (at least according to Nikon). The lens will cost $310).
- AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED – This lens is very different, it is a very specialized lens – it covers a Full Frame sensor, it is a circular fish-eye (see video above) for most of its focal length but at around 15mm it turns into a more or less normal ultra wide angle lens. The lens is quite expensive at $1250.
- AF-S Nikkor 28mm F1.4E ED – the latest in Nikon’s relatively new line of f/1.4 lenses which currently go from 24 to 105mm. The lens has 9 aperture rings, 14 elements in 11 groups including 2 ED and 3 Aspherical elements, Nano coating and dust/moisture protection as well as a pretty substantial price tag of $2000.
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