Nikon’s patent for a 800mm f/5.6 lens

Nikon filed a patent 2011197413 in Japan for a 800mm f/5.6 lens:

  • Patent publication: 2011-197413
  • Patent release date: October 6th, 2011
  • Patent filing date: March 19, 2010
  • Focal length: 800.00mm
  • Aperture: 5.61
  • Image height: 21.60mm
  • Lens design: 16 elements in 14 groups
  • Internal focus
  • Image stabilization

The longest telephoto in the current Nikon arsenal is the Nikkor 600mm f/4 ED VR lens ($10,300) while Canon already has a EF 800 f/5.6L IS USM lens ($14,000).

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