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Nikon's new lenses lets you go wide, or go long

By Bryan Chan & Marcus Wong - on 6 Aug 2015, 10:23am

Nikon's new lenses lets you go wide, or go long

The AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6 ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED are the latest additions to the NIKKOR line and offer photographers a super-telephoto experience and a fast, wide-angle prime lens that’s perfect for expansive vistas and night scenes.

Go long for reach

The AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6 ED VR has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 and features Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements that help to minimize chromatic aberration and allow you to get images with stunning contrast and sharpness.

The inclusion of a VR system that corrects for up to 4.5 stops of shutter speed will also aid photographers when shooting in low light conditions and the electromagnetic aperture mechanism will help ensure smooth and accurate auto exposure control, helping you deal with changing light conditions during high-speed continuous shooting. Here are some samples:

 

500mm at f/5.6, 1/400s, ISO 400

500mm at f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 400

500mm at f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 800

Go wide to take it all in

The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED on the other hand, allows you to really bring your viewers into your scene, with it’s shorter focal length allowing you to get closer to your subjects. The wide maximum aperture allows you to easy enhance the sense of perspective with a freedom to play with the amount of bokeh in your pictures.

ED glass and aspherical elements in the lens design work to reduce chromatic aberration and distortion, while the Nano Crystal Coat helps to minimize ghosting and lens flare, allowing your photos to retain incredible detail that’s enhanced by dynamic color. All of this in a compact design that weighs only 355g, making the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED an indispensable travel companion.

24mm at f/5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 100

24mm at f/1.8, 1/2000s, ISO 100

24mm at f/6.3, 1.6s. (ISO speed not provided.)

The AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6 ED VR and AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED will be available in late September 2015 at all authorized Nikon resellers, but pricing information is yet to be released.