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Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR vs. 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens specifications comparison

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Nikon 600mm f:4G ED VR lens design Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600MM F:4E FL ED VR lens design
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Technical specifications comparison between the previous 600mm f/4G ED VR version (left) and the new Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens (on the right):

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Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR vs. 500mm f/4G ED VR lens specifications comparison

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AF-S NIKKOR 500MM F:4E FL ED VR lens design Nikon 500mm f:4G ED VR lens design
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500MM F:4E FL ED VR MTF chartNikon-500mm-f4G-ED-VR-lens-MTF-chart
Technical specifications comparison between the new Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens (left) and the previous 500mm f/4G ED VR version (on the right):

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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for June 2015

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These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for June, 2015:

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First Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens review

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Ole Jørgen Liodden published a review/beta test report of the new Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens ($12,299.95) where he covers lens sharpness, AF speed and accuracy, the VR system and few other topics. You can also find multiple sample photos from the lens. Head over to his website and check it out.

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The new Nikon lenses are now available for pre-order

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Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens pre-orde options:

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Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens pre-order options:

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Nikkor AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens pre-order options:

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Nikon announcement: Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E, 500mm f/4E and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses

Nikon officially announced three new lenses:

Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f:2.8-4E ED VR lens
MTF charts:

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F:2.8-4E ED VR MTF chart wide
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F:2.8-4E ED VR MTF chart tele
Lens design:

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F:2.8-4E ED VR lens design
The world's lightest*1 5x normal zoom lens compatible with the Nikon DX format

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, a 5x normal zoom lens compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR is a fast, 5x normal zoom lens that supports angles of view for focal lengths of 16-80mm (effective angles of view equivalent to those of a lens with 24-120mm focal lengths in FX-format/35mm [135] format), as well as a maximum aperture of f/2.8 at the maximum wide-angle position.

It is the world's lightest*1 lens, combining superior performance with excellent portability, further maximizing the agility of Nikon's DX-format digital SLR camera system. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR is a high-performance lens that boasts superior optical performance and Nikon's exclusive technologies. In addition to a built-in VR mechanism that enables nimble, yet full-scale hand-held shooting with vibration reduction compensation equal to a 4.0-stop*2 increase in shutter speed, it is the first lens compatible with DX-format digital SLR cameras to be equipped with a built-in electromagnetic diaphragm, and for which Nano Crystal Coat and fluorine coat have been adopted.

The latest optical design and fast maximum aperture respond to the vigorous photographic needs of professional and advanced amateur photographers by enabling capture of a wide variety of scenes, beginning with true wide-angle photography.
Primary AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR features:

  • Equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) mechanism that effectively compensates for camera shake (camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop*2 increase in shutter speed)
  • Adoption of Nano Crystal Coat, aspherical lens elements and ED glass elements for superior optical performance with which chromatic aberration and ghost are suppressed
  • Equipped with an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that achieves stable auto-exposure with high-speed continuous shooting
  • Adoption of Nikon's exclusive and highly durable fluorine coat, which effectively repels water and oils, and makes cleaning the lens easier even when it does get dirty, on the outer surfaces of the extreme front and rear lens elements

*1 Among 5x normal zoom autofocus (AF) lenses with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 at the maximum wide-angle position for digital SLR cameras equipped with image sensors equivalent to the APS-C size available as of July 2, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research.

*2 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards using a DX-format digital SLR camera. Measured at the maximum telephoto position.

Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR

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MTF chart:

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500MM F:4E FL ED VR MTF chart
Lens design:

AF-S NIKKOR 500MM F:4E FL ED VR lens design
Nikon CT-505 case for AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens:

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Nikon HK-34 lens hood:

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Nikon C-PL405 drop-in filter for both 500mm f/4E and 600mm f/4E lenses:

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Nikkor AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR

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MTF chart:

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600MM F:4E FL ED VR MTF chart
Lens design:

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600MM F:4E FL ED VR lens design
Nikon CT-608 case for AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens:

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Nikon HK-40 lens hood:

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New Nikon lenses already online

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f:2.8-4E ED VR lens
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If you cannot wait for another 30 minutes till the official announcement, the new Nikon lenses are already listed at quesabesde.com:

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