6 August 2015

More new Nikon lenses: 24mm f/1.8, 24-70mm f/2.8 VR, and 200-500mm f/5.6 VR

More new lenses from Nikon this summer. From a super wide and fast 24/1.8 to an update of the “bread-and-butter” 24-70/2.8 (now with VR!) to a brand new 200-500/5.6 VR super tele.

  • Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED: ± $750, available mid-September.
  • Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR: ± $2400, available August
  • Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR: ± $1400, available mid-September
See below for the full specifications.
Note: Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice.

Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED

Mount Type F-mount; Type G AF-S lens with built-in CPU and F mount
Format FX/35 mm
Focal length 24 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Minimum aperture f/16
Lens construction 12 elements in 9 groups (including 2 ED lens elements, 2 aspherical lens elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings)
Angle of view Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 84°; Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 61°
Minimum focus distance 0.23 m ( 0.75 ft) from focal plane
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation No
Diaphragm blades 7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Coating Nano Crystal Coat
Diaphragm Fully automatic
Metering Full aperture
Filter-attachment size 72 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Dimensions Approx. 77.5 mm maximum diameter x 83.0 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approx. 355 g ( 12.6 oz.)
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Focus mode Manual,  Manual/Auto; Nikon Rear Focusing (RF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Focus distance indicator Yes
Supplied accessories 72 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-72, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-76, Lens Case CL-1015
G-type Yes

Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Mount type F-mount
Format FX/35 mm
Focal length 24 - 70 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens construction 20 elements in 16 groups (including 2 ED elements, 1 aspherical ED element, 3 aspherical elements, 1 high-refraction element, and elements with Nano-Crystal or fluorine coatings)
Angle of view Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 84° to 34° 20′; Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 61° to 22° 50′
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation Yes
Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Coating Nano Crystal coat, Fluorine coat
Diaphragm Automatic electronic aperture control
Metering Full aperture
Filter-attachment size 82 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Dimensions Approx. 88.0 mm maximum diameter x 154.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approx. 1070 g (2.4 lb)
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal focusing Yes
Focus mode Yes
Focus distance indicator Yes
Focus distance indicator Yes
Focal length scale Graduated in millimeters (24, 28, 35, 50, 70)
Zoom Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
Supplied accessories 82 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-82, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-74, Lens Case CL-M3

Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Mount Type F-mount; Type E AF‒S lens with built‒in CPU and F mount
Format FX/35 mm
Focal length 200 - 500 mm
Maximum aperture f/5.6
Minimum aperture f/32
Lens construction 19 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED elements)
Angle of view Nikon FX‒format D‒SLR cameras: 12° 20′ to 5° 00′; Nikon DX‒format D‒SLR cameras: 8° 00′ to 3° 10′
Minimum focus distance 2.2 m ( 7.22 ft) from focal plane
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation Yes
Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm Automatic electronic aperture control
Metering Full aperture
Filter-attachment size 95 mm (P = 1.0 mm)
Dimensions Approx. 108 mm maximum diameter x 267.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approx. 2300 g (5 lb 1.2 oz), including tripod collar; Approx. 2090 g (4 lb 9.8 oz) without tripod collar
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal focusing Yes
Focus mode Manual,  Manual/Auto Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Focus limit switch FULL, ∞ to 6 m
Focus distance indicator Yes
Focal length scale Graduated in millimeters (200, 300, 400, 500)
Zoom Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
Supplied accessories 95 mm snap‒on Front Lens Cap LC‒95, Rear Lens Cap LF‒4, Bayonet Hood HB‒71, Lens Case CL‒1434

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