Nikon Corp. Announces Super-Telephoto 800mm Nikkor Fixed Lens

Nikon Corp. Announces Super-Telephoto 800mm Nikkor Fixed Lens


Tokyo, Japan—Nikon Corporation is developing a super-telephoto 800mm lens as a future addition to its lineup of Nikkor lenses. The FX-format lens, which is scheduled to be on display at photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany, September 18–23, 2012, will have a fixed focal length of 800mm with a maximum aperture of f/5.6, providing professional photographers with the ability to capture images at great distances.

This lens has been developed in order to strengthen the Nikkor lineup of super-telephoto lenses and will boast the longest focal length of any Nikkor autofocus (AF) lens. It will be best suited to capture of a variety of decisive outdoor scenes, from sporting events to elusive wildlife. In addition, the lens will provide dust and water resistance.

In 2012, Nikon released three new FX-format digital SLR cameras: the flagship D4, the D800 and D800E. In addition to reinforcing its lineup of FX-format DSLRs, Nikon has been working to expand the lineup of Nikkor lenses to provide photographers with the optics suitable for both images and HD video.

Nikon has also been providing service and support to professional photographers for approximately fifty years through its Nikon Professional Services (NPS). In addition to providing maintenance and repairs for the equipment professional photographers use every day, NPS service depots are set up at a variety of international sporting and cultural events. At these depots, photographers can have their equipment inspected and repaired, and they are able to loan equipment for professional use.

Release date and suggested retail price for the 800mm fixed focal length Nikkor have not yet been determined.