As well as announcing the new Nikon Z7 and Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras, Nikon has also announced the launch of its new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR fixed focal length super-telephoto lens compatible with the Nikon FX format.
Designed to provide “exceptional agility” to make “hand-held super-telephoto photography enjoyable”. The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens is equipped with a Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element significantly reducing the size and weight of the lens. Specifications include a maximum diameter of 106 mm and length of 237 mm, AF speed has been increased by making lens elements in the focusing group lighter. The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR is equipped with a VR mechanism that offers camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop increase in shutter speed.
“The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR is designed with consideration to dust- and drip- resistance, which in addition to the fluorine coat applied to the front lens surface, allows greater agility when shooting. The SPORT VR mode that has been adopted is especially effective when photographing fast-moving and unpredictable subjects such as wild birds, or in scenes such as sporting events. The stabilization of the image displayed in the viewfinder is also an effective feature for recording movies.”
For more information and full specifications jump over to the official Nikon website by following the link below. No information on availability or pricing has been announced as yet but as soon as more information becomes available will keep you up-to-date as always.