Posted on 01/07/2020 by guidetocamera
Nikon's AF-S Nikkor 120-300 F2.8E FL ED SR VR lens now officially announced. It will be available from next month. The lens, which weighs in at roughly 3.2 kilos (that's over 7 lbs), has 4 stops of VR. In addition to ED and fluorite elements, it uses a new 'short wavelength refracting' (SR) element to reduce chromatic aberrations. The lens can focus down to 2 meters (6.5 feet) at all focal lengths.
As you'd expect from a high-end lens, the 120-300mm is fully weather-sealed and features Nikon's Arneo and Nano Crystal coatings. The front element has a fluorine coating to repel water and oil.
The lens has switches for AF/MF, focus distance limiter, VR mode, memory recall/AF-L/AF-On and focus confirmation beep.
AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR: Impressive Reach, Incredible Speed, Absolute Versatility
The all-new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is a versatile, professional lens for the Nikon F mount with a large focal range and fast constant aperture. It’s ideal for sports, wildlife and portrait photographers seeking a bright and fast telephoto lens that offers sharp image quality across a wide range of focal lengths. Thanks to its extensive 120-300mm focal range, the NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8 provides users with a pro-level single lens solution, replacing the need to carry multiple lenses. With Nikon’s reliable weather-sealed construction, the NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8 is equipped to handle any shooting scenario whether on the sidelines or in the wilderness.
Users will appreciate the constant f/2.8 aperture which offers incredible low-light capability and depth of field that draws emphasis to a subject. The impeccably sharp image quality, beautiful bokeh and enhanced AF performance of the NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8 offer speed and sharpness reminiscent of a prime. Engineered with Nikon’s cutting-edge technologies, the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is the first NIKKOR F mount lens to adopt Nikon’s new SR lens element as well as Nikon’s anti-reflective ARNEO coat to deliver superior chromatic aberration compensation and effectively reduce ghost and flare. The built-in VR function provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops1 and includes a Sport VR mode for rapidly moving subjects.
Ready for professional use, the lens is sealed to resist the elements and is engineered for maximum usability, even when handheld. The zoom ring, focus function buttons, tripod collar ring and controls are all designed to ensure superior operability for more comfortable shooting.
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