Nikon Inc. has announced the availability of the new AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G prime lens.
Measuring 80mm x 73mm and weighing 350 grams, this FX-format lens is perfect for shooting stills or HD videos under ideal lighting, in low light, head and shoulder portraiture, weddings or concerts. It has a fixed focal-length of 85mm with a maximum aperture of f/1.8, Nikon’s Internal Focus (IF) system and a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing. If you use the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens on a DX-format D-SLR such as the Nikon D5100 and D3100, the lens offers an effective field of view of 127mm. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G will be available in March 2012 for $499.95 a pop. Each purchase comes equipped with a 67mm snap-on front lens cap LC-67, a rear lens cap LF-4, a bayonet hood HB-62 and a flexible lens pouch CL-1015. [Nikon]
The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS (Optical Stabilizer) lens is an all-in-one telephoto zoom lens that offers the equivalent focal range of approx. 29-320mm when used with a Canon digital SLR camera. The lens is perfect for low light photography, since it adopts the OS (Optical Stabilizer) system that minimizes image blur caused by camera shake. This super-zoom lens also has the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 2-3 stops faster. The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs is priced at $399 each. Read more…
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G is a classic portrait lens, which designed primarily for FX-format DSLR cameras. The lens features an ultra fast f/1.4 wide-open aperture along with the rounded 9-blade diaphragm, making it perfect for portraits. There is an M/A focus mode switch, allowing you to quickly change between manual and autofocus. When used with DX-format DSLR cameras, the lens offers a 127.5mm equivalent focal length. Additional specs include the silent wave motor, internal focus, and super integrated coating for enhances light transmission. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G classic portrait lens retails for $1,699.95. [Product Page]
According to rumors, Nikon will announced the Nikon D800 DSLR on October 26th, 2011. As a successor to the Nikon D700, this new semi-pro camera has a superb 36-megapixels full frame FX sensor that allows the camera to capture Full HD videos in 1920 x 1080/30p. The Nikon D800 also has a 4fps continuous shooting mode, a larger LCD display with an automatic brightness adjustment, a shutter durability of 200,000 cycles, a USB 3.0 port, two CF card slots and an SD card slot. The Nikon D800 will be released on November 24th, 2011 for 300,000 Yen(US$3,905). [Digital Camera Info]
Nikon has released the Speedlight SB-N5, which is touted as the world’s smallest flash unit. Designed only for the new Nikon 1 camera system, the device has a flash head that can be rotated 90° up and 180° left or right. Measuring 50mm x 70.5mm x 40.5mm and weighing 70 grams, this new flash unit is easily mounted on the Nikon 1 camera’s multi accessory port. It comes equipped with only a power switch to turn it on and off. What’s more, the Nikon Speedlight SB-N5 draws its power from the camera. See more pictures after the jump. Read more…
The new Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Nikon DSLR cameras is now available for purchase via Amazon. Priced at $25,999, the lens is ideal for astrophotography, portraits, wildlife, and sports. This ultra-telephoto zoom lens produces high-quality photos thanks to the SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass and three ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements. There is also a super multi-layer coating that reduces flare and ghosting. The Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG uses a Li-ion battery BP-21 to power the zooming and AF operations. [Amazon]