Nikon’s New 20mm f1.8 Is A Big Reason to Be Excited Right Now

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In addition to the new D750 that Nikon has announced tonight, they’re also announcing a brand new 20mm f1.8 wide angle lens. This adds onto the company’s 85mm f1.8, 50mm f1.8, 35mm f1.8, and 28mm f1.8. The new wide angle lens is designed for full frame cameras and offers a super wide perspective. It sports a nano-crystal coating on the lenses, whisper quiet autofocus, and will set you back $799.99.

The lens has 13 elements in 11 groups, seven aperture blades, two ED elements, two aspherical elements, and roughly the same construction as Nikon’s other f1.8 lenses.

Nikon didn’t see a reason to stop at a lens though, they’re also announcing the new SB-500 flash. More details on that are after the jump.

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The new Nikon SB-500 flash is designed for both video and photos with an LED light panel on the front that can be used as a modelling light or for video shooting. The entire flash has analog switches and dials on it instead of the traditional LCD screen that we’ve known from Nikon. In our short time with the flash, it seemed pretty solid with it only using two AA batteries, and being able to act as both a master and slave flash. This flash will run you $249.95 when it comes out.