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Nikon announces the development of a new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens

Nikon officially announced the development of the previously rumored AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens (see patent). The new lens will be compact and lightweight like the latest 300mm f/4 thanks to the use of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element (the current 500mm f/4 lens weights 6.81lb/3.09kg and costs $10,296.95) We don’t have a price or a picture, just […]

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Nikon to announce a new Nikkor 600mm f/5.6 PF lens soon

Nikon 600mm f:5.6 lens patent

This year Nikon will introduce a new Nikkor 600mm f/5.6 PF lens. This information is coming from a very reliable source. I do not know the exact announcement date, but I will not be surprised if we hear about the new lens in the June-August timeframe. Back in February this year I reported about a […]

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The latest Nikon patents: 400mm, 500mm and 600mm f/5.6 Phase Fresnel (PF) lenses

Nikon filed a patent (P2018-17857A) in Japan for a 400mm f/5.6 (22cm long), 500mm f/5.6 (28cm long) and 600mm f/5.6 (33cm long) full frame Phase Fresnel (PF) lenses. Addition information on Nikon Phase Fresnel (PF) lenses can be found here: Nikon’s Phase Fresnel (PF) lens explained As of today the Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is the only […]

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Nikon 1 Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6 VR CX lens with Phase Fresnel (PF) element patent

Nikon filed a patent for a 70-300mm f/4.5-6 VR CX lens with Phase Fresnel (PF) element for Nikon 1 mirrorless system:

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Nikon’s Phase Fresnel (PF) lens explained

The new 300mm f/4E PF ED VR (pre-order options) is the first Nikkor with Nikon’s Phase Fresnel (PF) lens – this is how they were able to get it so light (half the weight of the previous version) and small (as the rumors suggested). After last night’s announcement Nikon published a short article explaining the new lens […]

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