2 July 2015

New Nikon lenses: 500/4FL, 600/4FL, and 16-80/2.8-4.0 DX

Nikon just announced three new lenses. The first two are new and much (20 to 25%!) lighter versions of the 500 and 600mm super teles, and a surprise: a new 16-80 zoom lens for DX cameras (giving it an effective focal length of 24-120mm).

NIKKOR AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR


  • DX format
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm
  • Nano Crystal coating
  • ED glass
  • Fluorine coating
  • VR up to four stops
  • Suggested retail price: $1069,95, available: starting July.

NIKKOR AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR


  • Fluorite element (FL)
  • Three ED elements
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm
  • Lightweight
  • Improved AF performance during motion tracking
  • Fluorine coating
  • VR up to four stops
  • Sports VR mode
  • ~20% lighter than previous model (sadly also ~25% more expensive)
  • Suggested retail price: $10299.95 / €10,999.00, available: mid July

NIKKOR AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR


  • Fluorite element (FL)
  • Three ED elements
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm
  • Lightweight
  • Improved AF performance during motion tracking
  • Fluorine coating
  • VR up to four stops
  • Sport VR mode
  • ~25% lighter than previous model (again also ~25% more expensive)
  • Suggested retail price: $12,299.95 / €12,999.00, available: mid July

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