Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens Announced, Price $2,799

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Today Nikon officially announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens. The new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is approximately 110g lighter than the current AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, contributing to the photographer’s ability to remain focused on shooting, even for long periods of time. And it supports even better resolution throughout the entire zoom range than the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, which is well-known for its superior resolution, and it consistently maintains that resolution all the way to the edges of the frame.

The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR very successfully combines agility with amazing optical performance throughout the most frequently used zoom range. It responds to the advanced demands of both professional and amateur photographers in a variety of genres, including press, sports, advertising, portrait, and wedding photography, with superior performance.

The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens will be available in November 2016 with an MSRP of $2,799.95. Now it available for pre-order in the US: $2,799.95 at Amazon and B&H.

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Press Release:

Raise your game with the new AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19th October 2016: Nikon makes the FX-format telephoto zoom of choice for professional photographers faster, lighter, and more agile than ever. Engineered to excel, the new AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR will keep photographers working with Nikon’s fast-shooting DSLRs one step ahead.

Whether shooting sports, action, news, or reportage, the latest incarnation of this renowned lens boasts a range of enhancements that make a real difference in the field. Improved AF tracking and exposure control, as well as VR SPORT mode, combine to deliver exceptional burst shooting. Compared to its predecessor, edge-to-edge performance is improved, and light fall off has been reduced. The closest focus distance is now an impressive 1.1 m, and the maximum reproduction ratio has increased from 0.11x to 0.21x. Configurable buttons on the barrel make operation smoother, and the zoom and focus ring positions are reversed for more balanced handling. Thanks to a new magnesium alloy lens barrel, and HRI and fluorite elements, this lens has never been so light, yet the build is as tough as ever.

Dirk Jasper, Product Marketing Manager, Nikon Europe, says: “The new NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E offers an incredible jump in image quality and a faster, smoother shooting experience all round. SPORT VR, and ergonomics inherited from Nikon’s recent 400 mm, 500 mm, and 600 mm telephoto lenses will make a real difference to photographers shooting fast, unpredictable action with a professional DSLR like the D5.”

Summary of key features

Improved Vibration Reduction (VR) and lens-to-camera precision
The latest generation of Nikon’s VR enables shooting at shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than without VR¹, and activates the instant the shutter is pressed halfway. SPORT VR mode delivers a more stable viewfinder image when shooting exceptionally fast action. Improved AF tracking enables photographers to respond swiftly and precisely to autofocus changes. An electromagnetic aperture mechanism enables exceptionally stable AE control—even during a high-speed burst.

Exceptional integrity: optical precision to the edge of the frame
A brand new optical construction ensures superior edge-to-edge performance. The new optical design includes six ED glass elements, a fluorite lens element, and a High Refractive Index (HRI) element. Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghosting and flare for greater image clarity, whilst colour fringing, chromatic aberration and distortion are controlled throughout the zoom range.

Via: Nikon Europe

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