Nikon VR 800mm f/5,6 announced

Aimed at professional photographers, the new Nikon lens is truly a monster-lens, but absolutely a perfect companion for a wildlife photographer. I know of a lot of photographers using a 600mm lens and adding a 1,4X tele-converter to add more reach, now Nikon has the solution for telephoto addicted photographers. Nikon has not yet specified a precise release date or retail price, though as the old saying goes, if you need to ask, you probably can’t afford it, but I would not be surprised if it cost as much a small family car. It will also be the longest focal-length lens in the collection to feature autofocus (Nikon has made longer lenses in the past but not with an AF feature). Would I buy one if I could ? Yes sir - one can only dream!  

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation will add the super-telephoto 800mm, fixed local length lens to its lineup of NIKKOR lenses. This lens will offer a fixed focal length of 800mm, a maximum aperture of f/5.6, and will be fully compatible with Nikon FX-format cameras.

This lens has been developed in order to strengthen the NIKKOR lineup of super-telephoto lenses. It will boast the longest focal length of any NIKKOR autofocus lens, and will be best suited to capture of a wide variety of decisive outdoor scenes, from sporting events to wildlife. In addition to its superior optical performance, the lens will offer dust and water resistance.

*Specification and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of manufacturer. Exterior finishing and design are not final.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jesper!

    Very interesting lens - had the old manual focus 800mm/5.6 which was very good but big, heavy and expensive. Hope the new one is smaller in all aspects :-). Rgds, Asle.