New Nikon patent for 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 super telephoto lenses

Nikon Nikkor 800mm f:5.6 lens patent

Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 lens patent

Nikon Nikkor 600mm f:4 lens patent

Nikkor 600mm f/4 lens patent

Nikon Nikkor 400mm f:2.8 lens patent

Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 lens patent

Nikon filed a new patent in Japan for a 800mm f/5.6, 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 super telephoto lenses. The patent was originally submitted on May 30th, 2012. The 800mm f/5.6 lens is already announced and in stock. The current Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ($8,899) and 600mm f/4G ($9,799) lenses were announced back in 2007 - maybe Nikon is planning to refresh them for the upcoming Winter (or maybe Summer) Olympics?

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f:4G ED VR lens design

Design of the current Nikkor 600mm f/4 lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f:2.8G ED VR lens design

Design of the current Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 lens

Via Egami

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