For those photographers out there who want to upgrade from their variable aperture zoom to a constant, now have an option without shelling out the big bucks for the f2.8 model. Today Nikon has announced their first constant f4 70-200mm lens in long long time. This lens isn’t just cheaper, its also lighter (850 g/30.0 oz.) and features a new third generation Vibration Reduction can also offer the equivalent of a shutter speed 5 stops faster.
The new lens offers some pretty impressive MTF charts and features Nikon’s Nano Coating which reduces flare. The camera can AF up to 3.3 feet away from a subject and can also work with 2x teleconverters when attached to a compatible camera body. The lens has a smaller 67mm filter ring on the front of the lenses 20 elements in 14 groups featuring 3 ED glass elements.
You may have noticed that odd bare spot near the rear of the lens, that’s where the mising tripod collar ring should be, it sadly is not included with the lens and can be had at the price of $224 seen here. More information can be found on Nikon’s website here and here. You can find the lens now available at $1,399 for preorder here.