Wednesday, 6 March 2013

AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens


Nikon Zooms in on Ultra Telephoto Versatility with the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens Newest high-power NIKKOR lens offers photographers the long reach and exceptional clarity needed in the field and on the sidelines

Mississauga, ON, March 4, 2013 – Nikon Canada today introduced the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, a versatile FX-format telephoto zoom lens designed to provide top-class performance and a long reach for a variety of shooting scenarios. Sporting a long 5x zoom range, the 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G is capable of capturing vivid colours with exquisite sharpness, whether shooting stills or HD videos. Ideal for sports and nature photography, the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR reaffirms Nikon’s commitment to providing a wide range of lenses for all types of photographers.

“Nikon’s next generation of the 80-400mm lens gives advanced photographers yet another top-quality NIKKOR lens to help capture every precise moment with intense detail and exceptional clarity,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications Manager at Nikon Canada. “It’s a one-lens solution that combines a versatile 5x zoom range, long focal length and core Nikon technologies to help create beautiful stills and HD videos.”

High-Performance, High-Power Zoom Nikon’s newest telephoto zoom lens features a versatile 80-400mm focal length (5x zoom equivalent) that offers photographers a high-power FX-format lens to help capture stunning stills and HD videos. Whether birding or shooting from the stands, the lens is also compatible with DX-format bodies to extend the maximum reach to 120-600mm (35mm equivalent). Additionally, alongside a 1.4x teleconverter, the lens can be expanded to an f/8 aperture to retain compatibility with the AF system on the most recent Nikon HD-SLR cameras. 

The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G is loaded with essential NIKKOR technologies to help ensure top performance for advanced photographers, including Vibration Reduction (VR) – allowing for up to four stops of image stabilization while Auto tripod detection VR enables effortless stabilization when mounted on a tripod. The lens sports Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat to prevent ghost and flare, a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) to ensure fast and quiet AF operation, and two focusing modes including M/A (AF with manual override) and M (manual). A new optical formula features 20 elements in 12 groups and includes one Super ED Glass Element and four ED glass elements for maximum clarity in a wide variety of shooting environments.

Price and Availability
The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens is scheduled to be available in April 2013 at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2,799.95.