Last week, Nikon revealed three new wide-angle NIKKOR lenses: AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR, AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED and AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED.
Nikon hopes these new lenses will their give users a “diverse array of users brilliant image quality and maximum versatility” no matter what wide-angle application they use them for.
“Nikon continues to push the limits of optical excellence, while making new perspectives more attainable than ever before with our latest wide-angle NIKKOR offerings,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “Whether a photographer is a novice learning the art of landscapes, an enthusiastic video creator or a working professional shooter, Nikon now makes the wide-angle perspective achievable for everyone.”
AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm
Nikon believes their new ultra-wide-angle DX-format zoom lens is ideal for shooting real estate, large group portraits, vlogging, and traveling shots, offering comprehensive shooting for both expansive horizons and close ups.
“This new lens combines superior image quality and an attainable price,” said Nikon in a recent press release. “[giving] consumers wide-angle versatility with a lens that’s remarkably compact and lightweight.”
The lens is also said to utilize Nikon’s Pulse Motor which Nikon hopes will make for fast and silent AF operation. That would definitely be a very welcomed feature for videographers.
AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm
The NIKKOR 8-15mm looks to give photographers and filmmakers a lens that has the look and feel of a circular fisheye along with the versatility of a full-frame fisheye.
“The new lens design provides a creative circular 180-degree vertical / horizontal angle of view on full frame cameras, and zooms to a non-circular fisheye view (180-degree diagonal angle of view) on the long end of the focal range,” says Nikon. “The lens can also be used on DX-format cameras for a distinctive point-of-view and extreme wide-angle applications.”
Equipped with distinct look, Nikon tells fisheye enthusiasts that this lens should “be considered to provide a distinct look to your photos and videos, such as a dramatic emphasis on a subject or an extremely wide interior point of view.”
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm
The NIKKOR 28mm is the latest in the NIKKOR Gold Ring series. It’s equipped with a f/1.4 maximum aperture and nine blade rounded diaphragm, which Nikon hopes will allow for a shallow depth of field with what they call “gorgeous bokeh and stellar low light performance.”
“The optical construction of the lens is engineered for the best possible wide-angle image quality,” says Nikon. “It consists of 14 elements in 11 groups, with three aspherical elements that virtually eliminate coma, aberration and distortion, with two ED glass elements that minimize chromatic aberration.”
While the Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED is currently available for the price of $1249, the two other lenses, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR and AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED will be made available in late June for the retail price of $309 for the 10-20mm and $1995 for the 28mm.
For more information about these lenses, visit nikonusa.com.