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Shutterbug Staff  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon announced three new wide-angle Nikkor lenses this morning: the AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20MM F/4.5-5.6G VR, which is a compact, ultra-wide-angle perspective DX-format zoom lens; the AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15MM F/3.5-4.5E ED, which is a circular fisheye zoom lens; and the AF-S Nikkor 28MM F/1.4E ED: a wide-angle, prime lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon just announced two new products for its new Z-series mirrorless camera line. First off is the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S, the first ultra-wide zoom lens for the Nikon Z Mount. This newest S-Line Nikkor lens is a popular focal length for landscape, travel, event and architecture photographers, offering a combination of performance and portability for the new Z Mount, Nikon said in a press announcement tonight.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon just unveiled the new Nikkor Z 24-70MM f/2.8 S lens, the latest S-Line lens for the Nikon Z Series full frame mirrorless cameras including the Z7 and Z6. The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens is a fast-aperture zoom lens that is designed for a variety of content creators thanks to its zoom range, fast aperture, edge-to-edge sharpness and compact/lightweight design, Nikon said.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 22, 2018  |  0 comments

On the heels of the big announcement of its new Z cameras, Nikon introduced a trio of new lenses designed specifically for those full frame mirrorless models. The three new lenses use the new larger-diameter mount of the 45.7MP Z 7 and 24.5MP Z 6, which is designed to let more light in for improved edge-to-edge sharpness and better image quality compared to some competing mirrorless camera systems using smaller mounts.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon continues to add to its Nikkor S-Line of lenses for its Z-series, full frame mirrorless cameras with the just announced new Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S wide-angle prime lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon has unveiled the new Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens, a new fast prime portrait lens in the Nikkor S-Line of lenses for its Z-series, full frame mirrorless cameras such as the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7. The Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S is designed as a fast aperture lens suited for portrait photography and videography.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon followed up its budget camera announcement this morning with a new lens designed more for the 1%. The company officially took the wraps off the Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, which is the fastest Nikkor lens to date and one of its most expensive primes in history.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Nikon created a buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today with the introduction of a powerful AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR zoom lens. What makes this super telephoto zoom so unique, is that it’s the first lens from Nikon featuring a built-in teleconverter for an extended range.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon just announced the new AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR lens. The new Nikkor 70-300mm lens features enhanced Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization capability and adds a stepping motor designed for fast and quiet AF performance, making it Nikon’s first full-frame AF-P lens.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Nikon launched a new digital SLR and two long lenses at CES tonight. The company unveiled the D5500, an advanced amateur DSLR sporting a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and a new 3.2-inch varia-angle LCD touchscreen on back.

Jack Neubart  |  Nov 22, 2011  |  First Published: Oct 01, 2011  |  1 comments

The 85mm VR Micro Nikkor ($529.95, MSRP) benefits from next-generation VR II technology and is stated to deliver usable results at up to four steps below the optimum shutter speed. Keep in mind that we’re dealing with a DX-dedicated lens for an APS-C sensor camera (like my D300). So the optimum shutter speed when shooting handheld and without VR on translates into 1/(Lens Focal Length x Sensor Factor), or 1⁄85mm x 1.5, or 1⁄125 sec (rounded off). (Because this is a DX lens and this is Nikon, the multiplication factor is 1.5, so the effective focal length is approximately 128mm.)

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Nikon finally admitted to what has been rumored for months now. The company is developing a “next-generation full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless camera and Nikkor lenses featuring a new mount,” Nikon said in a press announcement tonight.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 26, 2016  |  1 comments

Nikon announced what is being called the world’s fastest 105mm prime lens today: the AF-S Nikkor 105mm F/1.4E. Nikon’s launch of the 105mm f/1.4 lens is timed to commemorate a particular achievement for the company, 100 million Nikkor lens units produced worldwide.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  0 comments

Nikon has unveiled two new zoom lenses: the AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR super telephoto lens for its F mount DSLRs, and the Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens for its Z series mirrorless cameras. The AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E VR is designed for sports and wildlife photographers, and the & NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is designed as a "workhorse lens for capturing action and portraits," according to Nikon.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 01, 2015  |  0 comments

Nikon just took the wraps off two new super telephoto lenses: the AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR. These two Nikkor lenses use the Nikon’s latest lens technologies for better autofocus (AF) tracking and improved optical performance, while being significantly lighter in weight than the previous models.

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