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2013.01.29

Today Nikon released its longest F-mount lens, the Nikkor AF-S 800mm F/5.6E FL ED VR which comes with a 1.25X teleconverter for a combined reach of 1000mm. This is currently the longest lens compatible with Nikon DSLRs, matching the unstabilized Sigma 800mm F/5.6 EX APO DG HSM.

This new super-telephoto lens is designed for sports and wildlife photographers with a maximum F/5.6 aperture which diminishes slightly to F/7.1 when combined with the 1.25X teleconverter. This is actually the highest quality teleconverter from Nikon and includes two ED glass elements and a Nano Crystal Coat.

The Nikkor AF-S 800mm F/5.6E FL ED VR comes with a suggested price of $17899 USD or $18499 CDN and is expected to ship in April 2013.

Along with the super-telephoto, Nikon has added a new ultra-wide-angle lens for full-frame DSLRs. The Nikkor AF-S 18-35mm F/3.5-4.5G ED introduces a more compact and lightweight option for ultra-wide-angle shooting.

This variable aperture lens features state-of-the-art coatings on the elements to reduce flare which is very common when shooting using wide lenses. The Nikkor AF-S 18-35nn F/3.5-4.5G ED is scheduled to be available in March for $749 USD or $799 CDN.

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