New FX and DX Lenses from Nikon

Nikon has announced today a new AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, covering a 24-120mm equivalent range on Nikon’s APS-C bodies and featuring Nikon’s legendary Nano Crystal Coating and an electromagnetic diaphragm – a first for their DX lineup of lenses. The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR will be available this month for $1069.95.

AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR (top) and AF-S Nikkor 600mm F4E FL ED VR

Also announced are two slimmed down versions of their 500mm and 600mm super telephotos.

The new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR with fluorite lens elements helps to reduce chromatic aberration as well as decrease the overall weight of the lenses, saving nearly two lbs. for the 500mm, and nearly three lbs. for the 600mm.Both lenses also use an electromagnetic diaphragm for more consistent exposures control during burst shooting.

The AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR will cost $10,299.95; the AF-S Nikkor 600mm F4E FL ED VR will sell for $12,299.95. Both will be available mid-July.

New Firmware for the Nikon 1 V3

Nikon released a firmware update for the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera with support for the Camera Control Pro 2 v2.22.0 software. This new firmware allows the following operations to be performed:

  • The settings for connected cameras can be adjusted from Camera Control Pro 2.
  • The Camera Control Pro 2 live view window can now be used for still photography and movie recording as well as to select the AF-area and adjust camera settings.
  • Camera Control Pro 2 now supports best moment capture.

New from Nikon, the D7200

Nikon has introduced the Nikon D7200, a DX-format DSLR featuring a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and the EXPEED 4 image processing system. The D7200 is capable of incredibly fast performance and capturing phenomenally detailed, sharp images and HD video. Nikon’s newest lightweight DSLR also adds increased buffer capacity compared to the D7100, includes new Picture Controls and offers Nikon Snapbridge, which allows users to seamlessly shoot and share stunning photos from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet via built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC2).

Other notable features include 1080/60p video recording, improved battery life of 1100 shots per charge and a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body. The D7200 will be available in April as a kit with the 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR for $1699.95, or body-only for $1199.95.

The New Nikon D810 A : Built for Astrophotography

Nikon has just announced the D810A, their 1st DSLR dedicated to long-exposure deep-sky astrophotography!

The D810A builds on their award-winning fullframe D810 by also capturing the brilliant red tones of H-alpha emission nebulae with a level of clarity and tonality unimaginable until now, along with exposures up to 15 minutes long and ISO levels as high as 12,800 (expandable to 51,000). Create star trail images that span the entire sky with unlimited continuous JPEG shooting.

Available late May for $3796.95.

  • Optimized for Astrophotography
  • IR-Cut Filter Passes H-Alpha Wavelength
  • 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • No Optical Low Pass Filter
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 60/30/24 fps
  • Sensitivity to ISO 51200, 5 fps Shooting
  • Long Exposure Manual Mode to 15 Min.
  • Virtual Live View Exposure Preview