Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens officially announced

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens is now officially announced:

Nikon Short-wavelength refractive SR lens element:

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens design and MTF charts (wide/tele):

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens features:

  • A telephoto zoom lens compatible with the Nikon FX format that covers the 120 mm to 300 mm range of focal lengths with a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8
  • Optical performance that achieves extremely sharp and clear resolution, all the way to the extreme edges of the frame, throughout the zoom range
  • Adoption of one ED, two fluorite, and one newly developed SR lens element effectively controls chromatic aberration
  • The use of Nikon’s exclusive anti-reflection coatings, ARNEO Coat and Nano Crystal Coat, effectively reduces ghost and flare
  • Superior AF performance through the use of AF detection results for more accurate subject tracking and nimble response to subjects whose speed of motion changes suddenly
  • A vibration reduction mechanism that supports NORMAL and SPORT modes and offers camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop increase in shutter speed (NORMAL mode)
  • A minimum focus distance of 2 m throughout the entire zoom range
  • Positioning of four focus function buttons that enables quick and certain focusing
  • Adoption of components made of a magnesium alloy achieves both strength and durability, and a lighter weight
  • Sealed throughout with consideration given to dust and drip resistance
  • Nikon’s exclusive fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water, grease, and dirt applied to the outer surface of the extreme front lens element
  • Adoption of highly durable bearings for the tripod collar for quick and smooth switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations
  • An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that enables stable exposure control, even with high-speed continuous shooting

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