Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Nikon Lenses

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED and the AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR (yes old info but better late than never)

I had the opportunity to shoot with both lenses and the 24mm lens is a fantastic prime lens, and the 16-35mm f4 lens, gives the FX format the wide angle zoom in a smaller format than the 14-24mm. The benefit, for those that live by filters, you can attach a 77mm filter to the lens.


Some Specs: 
 

Nikkor 24mm F1.4


  • Prime Wide-angle Perspective—Ultra-fast f/1.4 ApertureNatural wide angle of view, with extreme light gathering capability, delivers extraordinary performance, meeting a broad range of challenging assignments.
  • Nano Crystal Coat Further reduces ghosting and internal flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
  • 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elementsOffers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
  • 2 Aspherical Lens ElementsAspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration, even when shooting at the widest available aperture.
  • Rear Focus (RF)Provides smooth and fast autofocus while eliminating front barrel rotation and lens length changes.
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.

Nikkor 16-35mm F4


  • Definitive Wide-angle Zoom LensVersatile wide-angle lens, perfect for travel, land and cityscapes, and general photography.
  • Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
  • Nano Crystal Coat Further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
  • 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) ElementsOffers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
  • 3 Aspherical Lens ElementsAspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration, even when shooting at the widest available aperture.
  • Internal Focus (IF)Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
    Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.

All information from www.nikonusa.com