The Nikkor 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR
Zoom enthusiasts rejoice! Nikon has just announced the Nikkor 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR lens, which is compatible with the Nikon FX format. This glass has three focusing modes: A/M (autofocus with manual override, AF priority), M/A (autofocus with manual override, manual priority) and M (manual). It also sports four ED lens elements with one super ED element, Nano Crystal Coat for reduced ghost and flare, a Silent Wave Motor for super quiet autofocusing, and a vibration reduction (VR) function that’ll compensate for any camera shake equivalent to a 4-step increase in shutter speed. If you happen to use this superzoom on a camera that supports autofocusing up to f8, you’ll even be able to autofocus when you’re using a 1.4x teleconverter. Head on past the break for an official list of specs for some image samples. [click to continue…]
“You’re going to love that lens!” Was a common refrain when I told people of my plans to borrow a wide angle zoom of the Nikon variety and explore Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah.
By habit I use Canon equipment but I have no particular allegiance. Put a camera in my hand and I’ll use it. I want something that will produce quality images and not require a Ph.D. to learn. My hopes were high as I opened a box containing the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 ED and Nikon D800E, courtesy of BorrowLenses.com.
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So here it is: the latest Nikon 50mm lens. These lenses have always been the old faithfuls of Nikon’s lens line because they reproduce a similar field of view to a human eye. In April 2011, Nikon announced this updated version of its classic 50mm f1.8 D. It recently came into my possession. I have been using it a great deal. At first, I avoided this lens, the Nikon 50 f1.8D worked fine. Frustratingly I have to admit, I should have tried this lens earlier. The Nikon 50mm f1.8 G is a pleasant surprise to users of the older lens. While I adore the feel, the noise and overall use of the Nikon 50mm f1.8 D, the G is a satisfying change and well thought out; let’s see why. [click to continue…]
- Nikon’s sample image AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G EDfor Shutter speed 1/45 second Aperture f/1.4 Focal length 24mm
So last year someone may have received a new Nikon DSLR or could of have had one for a long time and have not updated his or her gear in a long time. This holiday season is a great time to get them something special, help the Nikon take some fabulous pictures in the New Year. A prime lens amongst other things can be a gift that brings a tear to their eye and probably get you a nice portrait afterward. Also be sure to check out our listing of the best budget lenses.
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