Nikon to upgrade their remaining high end tele-lenses with fluorite element (FL)

In the next 1-2 years Nikon is rumored to upgrade their remaining high end tele-lenses with fluorite element (FL) 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):

  • Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II (back-ordered at Amazon, AdoramaB&H)
  • Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II (back-ordered at AmazonAdoramaB&H)
  • Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR (back-ordered at AmazonAdoramaB&H)
  • Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR (back-ordered at AdoramaB&H)
  • Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II (in stock everywhere)

More information on Nikon’s new fluorite coating can be found here.

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