TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of two new lenses that expand the lineup of fixed focal length lenses for Nikon FX-format digital-SLR cameras, the wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G and the telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II. Both lenses offer a fast maximum aperture that responds to the needs of professional and advanced amateur photographers.
The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G follows the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED (released in March 2010) as a fast, f/1.4 maximum aperture fixed focal length lens for superior image quality. It offers the superior rendering characteristics possible only with the latest fast fixed focal length NIKKOR lenses with both excellent resolution and natural blur characteristics at the maximum aperture. Adoption of a new optical design that makes the most of superior rendering characteristics with Nano Crystal Coat and compensation for various types of aberration makes the lens perfectly suited to scenes such as landscapes, night landscapes and photos of the night sky in which distortion-free, sharp, natural rendering from infinity to close up is a must. In addition, the new and improved manual focus drive mechanism reduces manual focus time lag for overwhelmingly improved manual focus operation in M/A mode.
In addition to the superior resolution and natural blur characteristics possible at the maximum aperture, the benefits of the superior compensation of various forms of aberration, including flare and coma, enabled by the new optical design are best seen in the excellent performance exhibited with capture of night landscapes and night skies.
Nano Crystal Coat significantly reduces ghost and flare
Equipped with two focus modes, M/A and M, as well as a new and improved manual focus drive mechanism
The lens offers two focus modes, M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual). In addition, the new and improved manual focus drive mechanism reduces manual focus time lag for improved manual focus operation in M/A mode.
Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing.