Nikon announces super-telephoto 800-mm fixed focal length lens to its lineup of Nikkor lenses
Nikon will add the super-telephoto 800-mm, fixed local length lens to its lineup of Nikkor lenses. This lens will offer a fixed focal length of 800 mm, a maximum aperture of f/5.6, and will be fully compatible with Nikon FX-format cameras. This lens has been developed in order to strengthen the Nikkor lineup of super-telephoto lenses. It will boast the longest focal length of any Nikkor autofocus lens, and will be best suited to capture of a wide variety of decisive outdoor scenes, from sporting events to wildlife. In addition to its superior optical performance, the lens will offer dust and water resistance.
In 2012, Nikon released three new FX-format digital-SLR cameras—the D4, the new flagship digital SLR, and the D800 and D800E, which offer incredible resolution and image quality. In addition to reinforcing its lineup of FX-format digital-SLR cameras, Nikon has also been working to expand the lineup of Nikkor lenses. This Nikkor lens is scheduled to be on display at Photokina 2012, to be held in Cologne, Germany from September 18–23, 2012. Release date and suggested retail price for this lens have not yet been determined.