Nikon ED Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8 P IF lens report from the PCH Pro Shop

The PCH Pro Shop located in Belgium posted this story on their Facebook page about the monster Nikon ED Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8 P IF lens:

“One of these remarkable customers, who had previously acquired a rare Canon 1200mm before, has recently re-enabled by adding an even more outstanding lens to his collection: the Nikon Nikkor ED 1200-1700mm! Nothing but this! With extraordinary generosity, he took the time to come and present us his new acquisition, a photography monster. The objective is so imposing that our colleague Miguel had all the trouble in the world to hold it in his hand for a memorable photo.

Of course, talking about the price of such an exceptional object would be moved, because rarity has a cost, and this objective is the incarnation of it. In 1980, Nikon responded to a similar lens release by a competitor by launching the Nikkor 1200-1700mm. Development started in May 1989, and after just 10 months, the first prototype was born. The first photos captured with this lens were taken during the season opening game on March 27, 1990 at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, marking the beginning of a success story. This exceptional zoom was officially incorporated into Nikon’s catalog in 1994.

The Nikkor 1200-1700mm consists of 18 elements divided into 13 groups, including 3 extra-low dispersion (ED) glasses. With a minimum setting distance of 10 meters, it offers a maximum variable opening of f/5.6-8, controlled by a 9-slat diaphragm. His imposing weight of 16 kg and 88 cm long make him a true giant in the world of photographic lenses.”

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