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More Nikon patents for telephoto lenses with fluorite (FL) coating

Nikon filed more patents for telephoto lenses with fluorite element – the list of future FL lenses now matches exactly the rumor I reported few months ago with the exception of the 200-400mm f/4 lens. Here are the upcoming Nikkor FL lenses described in the latest Nikon patent filed recently in Japan:

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Nikon to upgrade their remaining high end tele-lenses with fluorine coating

In the next 1-2 years Nikon is rumored to upgrade their remaining high end tele-lenses with fluorine coating currently only present in the Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 ($17,896.95) and the Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 ($11,996.95). The list of upgrade candidates includes the following lenses (most of them are currently back-ordered in the three major US stores):

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Nikon’s fluorine coating explained

Nikon released a short video explaining their fluorine coating currently present in the 800mm f/5.6 and the just released 400mm f/2.8 lenses: Here is the fluorine coating description from Nikon’s website:

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Nikon announces a new Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens

Nikon announced the Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens priced at $11,999,95 (the previous version costed $8,999, a $3k price increase). The new lens has the same size as the old version but is almost 29 oz/820 g lighter and would be a perfect match for the new Nikon AF-S TC-14E III teleconverter. Here is everything […]

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Nikon 800mm f/5.6 lens announced

Nikon Japan has already listed the previosuly rumored Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 lens on their website. There is not much information except that the new lens will be on display during the The 141st Open Championship golf tournament (July 19-22, 2012) and Photokina (September 2012). Update: I got the official press release, Nikon basically announced the development […]

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