Nikon announces 3 new lenses: Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED, 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR and 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Nikkor 24mm f:1.8G ED
Nikkor 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR
Nikkor 200-500mm f:5.6E ED VR
Nikon officially announced three new full frame lenses (full US press release). Pre-order options can be found here.

The technical details, MTF charts, pricing, shipping dates and sample images are next:

Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED

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The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED is a fast, wide-angle 24mm fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. Its compact size and light weight make it extremely portable, and it enables wide-angle photography of a variety of scenes with which users can enjoy pleasing and natural blur characteristics. The latest optical design technologies achieve superior resolution with sharp and clear rendering to the edges of the frame. In addition, the use of Nano Crystal Coat, and adoption of aspherical lens elements and ED glass elements enable superior optical performance with which ghost and chromatic aberration are suppressed.

The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED supports a minimum focus distance of 23 cm (0.75 ft), enabling close-up photography that makes the most of the pleasing blur characteristics offered by fast lenses for a three-dimensional look and feel.

By adding the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED to its lineup of fast, f/1.8, fixed focal length lenses compatible with the Nikon FX format, Nikon is responding to a variety of needs with an enriched lineup that supports the ultra wide-angle to mid-telephoto range.

Nikon Nikkor 24mm f:1.8G ED lens design
Nikon Nikkor 24mm f:1.8G ED lens MTF chart

Mount Type F-mount; Type G AF-S lens with built-in CPU and F mount
Format FX/35 mm
Focal length 24 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Minimum aperture f/16
Lens construction 12 elements in 9 groups (including 2 ED lens elements, 2 aspherical lens elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings)
Angle of view Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 84°; Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 61°
Minimum focus distance 0.23 m ( 0.75 ft) from focal plane
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation No
Diaphragm blades 7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Coating Nano Crystal Coat
Diaphragm Fully automatic
Metering Full aperture
Filter-attachment size 72 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Dimensions Approx. 77.5 mm maximum diameter x 83.0 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approx. 355 g ( 12.6 oz.)
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Focus mode Manual,  Manual/Auto; Nikon Rear Focusing (RF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Focus distance indicator Yes
Supplied accessories 72 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-72, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-76, Lens Case CL-1015
G-type Yes
note Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice.

Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

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The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is an approximately 2.9x standard zoom lens that supports the 24-70mm range of focal lengths with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. Adoption of the combination of one aspherical ED glass element, a first for NIKKOR lenses, aspherical lens elements, ED glass elements, a HRI (High Refractive Index) lens element, and Nano Crystal Coat makes this lens one that boasts superior optical performance with suppression of ghost and chromatic aberration, as well as sharp, clear rendering all the way to the edges of the frame. The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR allows users to enjoy even better resolution and softer, more natural blur characteristics than did the previous AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED.

In addition, it is equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) mechanism for camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop increase in shutter speed. The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is a high-performance standard zoom lens that combines superior resolution and natural blur characteristics with excellent strength and durability.

Nikkor 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens design

Wide MTF chart

Wide MTF chart

 

Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens MTF chart tele

Tele MTF chart

Mount type F-mount
Format FX/35 mm
Focal length 24 - 70 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens construction 20 elements in 16 groups (including 2 ED elements, 1 aspherical ED element, 3 aspherical elements, 1 high-refraction element, and elements with Nano-Crystal or fluorine coatings)
Angle of view Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 84° to 34° 20′; Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 61° to 22° 50′
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation Yes
Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Coating Nano Crystal coat, Fluorine coat
Diaphragm Automatic electronic aperture control
Metering Full aperture
Filter-attachment size 82 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Dimensions Approx. 88.0 mm maximum diameter x 154.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approx. 1070 g (2.4 lb)
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal focusing Yes
Focus mode Yes
Focus distance indicator Yes
Focus distance indicator Yes
Focal length scale Graduated in millimeters (24, 28, 35, 50, 70)
Zoom Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
Supplied accessories 82 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-82, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-74, Lens Case CL-M3
note Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice.

Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

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The AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is a 2.5x super-telephoto zoom lens that supports the 200-500 mm range of focal lengths with a maximum aperture of f/5.6. Adoption of ED glass elements achieves superior optical performance with which chromatic aberration is suppressed.

In addition, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) function that exhibits the highest level of camera shake compensation available with a NIKKOR lens—equivalent to a 4.5-stop increase in shutter speed. It is also equipped with a SPORT VR mode, which enables effective photography of athletes and other subjects that move quickly and unpredictably. What's more, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is equipped with an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that enables stable exposure control with high-speed continuous shooting for comfortable hand-held shooting that captures the decisive moment as a wild bird flaps its wings, or of an airplane in flight.

This super-telephoto zoom lens brings distant subjects closer and makes them stand out from backgrounds with the shallow depth of field and large bokeh (pleasing blur characteristics) common to this type of lens. The AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is a super-telephoto zoom lens that allows anyone, from those new to super-telephoto photography to experienced photo enthusiasts, to easily enjoy sharp, blur-free rendering throughout the entire zoom range.

Nikon Nikkor 200-500mm f:5.6E ED VR lens design

Wide MTF chart

Wide MTF chart

 

Tele MTF chart

Tele MTF chart

Mount Type F-mount; Type E AF‒S lens with built‒in CPU and F mount
Format FX/35 mm
Focal length 200 - 500 mm
Maximum aperture f/5.6
Minimum aperture f/32
Lens construction 19 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED elements)
Angle of view Nikon FX‒format D‒SLR cameras: 12° 20′ to 5° 00′; Nikon DX‒format D‒SLR cameras: 8° 00′ to 3° 10′
Minimum focus distance 2.2 m ( 7.22 ft) from focal plane
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation Yes
Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm Automatic electronic aperture control
Metering Full aperture
Filter-attachment size 95 mm (P = 1.0 mm)
Dimensions Approx. 108 mm maximum diameter x 267.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approx. 2300 g (5 lb 1.2 oz), including tripod collar; Approx. 2090 g (4 lb 9.8 oz) without tripod collar
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal focusing Yes
Focus mode Manual,  Manual/Auto Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Focus limit switch FULL, ∞ to 6 m
Focus distance indicator Yes
Focal length scale Graduated in millimeters (200, 300, 400, 500)
Zoom Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
Supplied accessories 95 mm snap‒on Front Lens Cap LC‒95, Rear Lens Cap LF‒4, Bayonet Hood HB‒71, Lens Case CL‒1434
note Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice.

MTF charts colors:

Nikon-Nikkor-lens-MTF chart

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