New Super Telephoto from Nikon

Nikon has launched the lens, first announced in the summer of 2012. Already tested by professional sports photographers at the London Olympics, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR is a super-telephoto lens featuring twenty elements in thirteen groups – including two ED and two fluorite elements, an iris diaphragm with nine rounded blades and electromagnetic diaphragm control, and vibration reduction. This lens includes the also-new TC-800-1.25E ED teleconverter – the first teleconverter to employ an ED glass element to correct chromatic aberration. The suggested retail price of the new 800mm Nikon lens is $17,899.95 and will be available in April.


  • Max. aperture: f/5.6
  • Min. aperture: f/32
  • Lens construction: 20 elements in 13 groups (plus one protective glass)
  • No. diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded)
  • Closest focusing distance: 5.9 m (19.4 ft) in AF mode; 5.8 m (19.0 ft) in MF mode
  • Filter size (drop in): 52 mm
  • Diameter x length: 6.3 x 18.1 in.
  • Weight: 161.9 oz with the teleconverter attached


New Lens from Nikon : 800mm f5.6

Nikon Corporation will add the super-telephoto 800-mm, fixed local length lens to its lineup of NIKKOR lenses. This lens will offer a fixed focal length of 800 mm, a maximum aperture of f/5.6, Silent Wave autofocus, a three-position (A/M, M/A, M) focus mode switch, a drop-in filter slot, Vibration Reduction, and will be fully compatible with Nikon FX-format cameras.

More on Nikon’s website.