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Nikon 180-400mm F/4 FL ED VR Lens Announced

Finally, Nikon announced the long rumored 180-400mm lens with built-in tele converter. I still member that Canon first 200-400mm lens with built-in tele-converter was announced was announced on June 2013. After 4 years of gap Nikon announced its first super telephoto lens with buil-in teleconverter.

Let’s talk about the specification, price and availability of the lens, the lens carry a price tag of the lens. The lens will cost you approx $12K, $2k is more compared to Canon.

Take a look at the major Specification of the camera

  • Nikon F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Built-In 1.4x Teleconverter
  • One Fluorite and Eight ED Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Fluorine Coated Front Lens Element
  • Silent Wave Motor and Internal Focusing
  • Vibration Reduction, Sport/Tripod Modes
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Removable, Rotatable Tripod Collar

The lens can be pre-ordered at B&H store.

Get this lens form B&H Store

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PENTAX New 18-270mm and 560mm Lenses for K-mount camera

Pentax today announces two new lenses, all-rounder 18-270mm F3.5-5.6 ED SDM zoom lens and Super HD PENTAX DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW designed exclusively for K-mount DSLR cameras , now let’s see the features of both the lenses.

The smc PENTAX DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM features high magnification zoom ratio of 15X, built-in supersonic AF motor for fast Auto focusing, the new lens features PENTAX’s exclusive HD Coating – a newly developed high grade multi-layer lens coating , it also comes with two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements in its optics to delivers bright, high resolution images.

* This lens is compatible with the PENTAX K-5 II, K-5 IIs, K-30, K-01, K-5, K-r, K-7, K-x, K-m, K20D, K200D, K100D Super and K10D camera bodies (with Ver. 1.30 or later firmware installed). When mounted on other camera bodies, the focus mode is automatically switched to manual.

HD PENTAX DA 560mm F5.6 ED Features

HD PENTAX DA 560mm F5.6 ED super-telephoto lens, featuring PENTAX’s exclusive HD Coating, this lens features a dependable dustproof, weather-resistant construction with 29 special seals to effectively prevent the intrusion of dust and water into the lens interior.


Othe features include

  • This lens comes with a built-in, removable filter holder in the barrel
  • Smooth autofocus operation using an AF driving motor (DC motor) installed in the lens barrel
  • Quick-Shift Focus system for instant switching to manual focus operation after the subject is captured in focus by the camera’s AF system
  • SP (Super Protect) coating applied to the front surface of the lens to effectively repel water and grease and easily wipe off dust and stain
  • Rounded diaphragm blades deliver precise control while producing a smooth, beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus rendition), minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources

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Nikon 135mm F1.8 Lens patent

Nikon 135mm F2.8 Lens
Nikon filed a patent for 135mm F1.8 Lens, more details below

Self-interpretation and summary, Patent Document (translated by google)

  • Patent Publication No. 2010-48125
    • 2012.3.8 Release Date
    • 2010.8.30 filing date
  • Example 1
    • F = 132.9mm focal length
    • Fno = 1.8
    • 18.3deg angle.
    • Image height 21.6mm
    • Length 162.5mm lens
    • BF 42.2mm
    • 15 sheets of 9 group lens configuration
    • 2 ED glass sheet
  • Nikon’s patent
    • Group 3 consists of positive and negative positive
    • Inner focus
      • The second group for focusing
    • Camera shake correction
      • For anti-vibration part of the third group
      • The fluctuation of aberration when anti-vibration hold

src – egami