Nikon announces AF-S 70-200mm 2.8 VR FL ED and 19mm PC f/4 ED

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Press Release | Wed October 19, 2016, 02:23 AM EST


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Master your perspective with optical excellence:

Nikon adds two pro-grade FX-format lenses to celebrated NIKKOR lens lineup

Extraordinary next-generation AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR sets a new standard

for pro telephoto workhorse lenses, while new PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED is Nikon’s widest

ever tilt-shift NIKKOR offering

 

 Mississauga, ON – October 19, 2016 – Today Nikon Canada announced two FX-format additions to the

storied NIKKOR lens lineup, designed to achieve amazing optical performance for the most demanding

professional and enthusiast photographers. An evolution of one of Nikon’s most versatile and popular prozoom

lenses, the newly redesigned AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR sports an updated

optical formula capable of amazing image quality, while optimized for high-speed shooting. Also

introduced today is Nikon’s widest perspective control lens to date, the PC NIKKOR 19mm F/4E ED tiltshift

lens, which helps photographers effortlessly control perspective when capturing architecture,

interiors, fine art, product photography and landscapes.

 

“Nikon continues to raise the bar of optical excellence, and our newest FX-format NIKKOR offerings

provide experienced photographers with powerful tools to help ensure brilliantly sharp images, whether

capturing a high-speed photo finish or creatively framing an architectural marvel,” said Amanda

Mohammed, Communications and Nikon Professional Services Manager at Nikon Canada. “While the

new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR builds upon the success of its predecessors to offer a

true all-around NIKKOR optic, the PC NIKKOR 19mm F/4E ED will provide fantastic perspective control

for a variety of challenging wide-angle applications.”

 

The ultimate workhorse lens for seasoned photographers

Long considered an essential lens in the bag of professional photographers, this updated AF-S NIKKOR

70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR sets a new benchmark for fast telephoto zoom lenses, taking image quality

and handling to the next level. An indispensable and powerful tool for nearly any photographic scenario,

the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR remains the professional’s choice with a wide f/2.8

constant aperture that is ideal for capturing sports, weddings, stunning portraits and more, even in lowlight.

The next generation design of the lens helps ensure the very best in image quality, speed and low-light

performance, while offering balance and handling that is nothing short of superb. Nikon’s new 70-200mm

provides up to four stops1 of Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, an improvement from its

predecessor that helps users to eliminate blur and camera shake even when shooting handheld or in

challenging light. During burst shooting, the lens takes advantage of an electromagnetic diaphragm for

consistent auto-exposure control. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast and quiet

AF operation with seamless manual focus override. Discerning photographers will also appreciate

assignable function buttons on the lens barrel that offer customization, perfect for engaging pre-set

autofocus or other focusing options.

 

A new optical formula consisting of six ED elements, one Fluorite element, a high refractive element and

Nano Crystal Coat helps make for a lighter and more versatile lens, while reducing chromatic aberration

and helping to all but eliminate distortion, ghosting and flare. Ready for even the most rugged of

assignments, the magnesium alloy lens barrel features superior weather-sealing, that achieves anti-dust

and waterdrop-resistance, while Fluorine coating on both the front and rear glass facilitates easy

cleaning. Whether shooting with a camera like the Nikon D5, D810, D750 or D500, capturing sports or

weddings, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR lens is a fantastic choice for experienced

photographers.

 

Seamlessly control perspective with the new super-wide PC NIKKOR lens

Also new from Nikon is the latest perspective control lens (designated PC) in the NIKKOR lens lineup, the

PC NIKKOR 19mm F/4E ED, a tilt-shift offering that will help photographers master perspective and depth

of field. For storytellers who yearn to capture optically challenging subjects like cityscapes and

architecture, interiors or unique landscapes, this lens offers 97° of coverage – the widest focal length of

any PC lens in the NIKKOR family. Tilt the lens to sharpen focus throughout a scene or create a miniature

effect, or shift2 to adjust perspective in-camera, create panoramas or eliminate converging lines. For the

first time with a NIKKOR PC lens, the direction of tilt operation can be made parallel or perpendicular to

shift, offering users nearly unprecedented ability to control perspective, focus and depth-of-field, without

having to lock and unlock to make adjustments.

Sporting a super-wide 19mm focal length, the lens provides a unique perspective ideal for shooting

horizontal or vertical panoramas, or even filmmaking. With this ultra-wide angle in mind, the latest FXformat

NIKKOR offering was crafted with three ED and two aspherical elements that help combat

distortion and glare, while virtually eliminating chromatic aberration and coma, even at the widest aperture

settings. The lens also features core NIKKOR technologies such as Nano Crystal Coat to combat

ghosting and flare, an electromagnetic diaphragm for fast auto-exposure control, as well as a Fluorine

coat that helps resist dirt, water spots and smudges. Ready for a variety of challenging ultra-wide

applications, the PC NIKKOR 19mm F/4E ED is a powerful tool for discerning photographers looking for

full creative and perspective control. It joins three other Gold Ring Series PC lenses in Nikon’s line-up; the

PC-E NIKKOR 24mm F3.5D ED, PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED and the PC-E Micro NIKKOR

85mm f/2.8D.

 

Price and availability

The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR will be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in

November 2016 for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $3,699.95*.

The PC NIKKOR 19mm F/4E ED will be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in November

2016 for an MSRP of $4,499.95*.

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Press Release | Wed October 19, 2016, 02:23 AM EST


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