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  • Nikkon 180-400mm Lens F/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR SUPER TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS AT CES 2018

    LAS VEGAS -- CES BOOTH #14018 (January 8, 2018) – Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Nikon Inc. announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR super-telephoto zoom lens, which is ideally suited for photographing sports and wildlife with astounding speed and clarity. This professional level FX-format lens is more versatile than ever, and has been updated with the newest NIKKOR lens technologies including Nikon’s first ever built-in teleconverter and an advanced optical formula to enhance performance and minimize weight.

    “This lens is a great example of how Nikon continues to push the boundaries of innovation and what’s possible with pro-level optics and high-end imaging equipment,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.

    Popular Pro-Level Lens Gets Even More Versatile

    This new NIKKOR lens is a professional super-telephoto zoom lens, which is even more versatile with an extended wide range of 180-400mm, and a constant f/4 aperture to easily isolate a subject from the sidelines, even in challenging light. This is also the first NIKKOR lens to include a built-in 1.4X teleconverter, allowing photographers to seamlessly swap to a 252-560mm1 (FX-format) focal range. The teleconverter is engaged at the flick of a switch, and is easily operated with a single finger while looking through the viewfinder. When used on the Nikon D500 and other DX-format DSLRs, the focal length is the equivalent of 270-600mm (378-840mm with teleconverter engaged).

    Whether capturing fast-moving winter sports on the slopes or elusive wildlife at a distance, photographers can shoot with confidence from this high performance NIKKOR lens. The new 180-400mm f/4 is optimized for high-speed capture, and features an electromagnetic diaphragm, helping to create smooth and consistent exposures while shooting high-speed bursts of images. What’s more, the AF tracking algorithm controlling the motor drive has been enhanced to increase tracking performance of fast moving subjects. When using cameras equipped with Nikon’s advanced 153-point AF system (D5, D500, D850), the outer row of AF points are activated as cross-type sensors to significantly enhance the AF coverage throughout the frame.2

    Enhanced Performance with the Addition of New Technology

    The lens now uses a fluorite element, which contributes to improved balance while minimizing weight. To further enhance handling and agility, the lens has adopted a new ball-bearing tripod collar ring to create a seamless transition from shooting horizontal to vertical composition. The VR mechanism offers a normal and sports mode, with up to four stops3 of compensation to help create sharp images, even when handheld.

    The lens construction includes the use of durable magnesium alloy for weight reduction, while the lens is also sealed against dust and moisture. A fluorine coating is also used to help repel water droplets and dirt.

    The optical formula of the lens uses eight Extra Low Dispersion (ED) elements, doubling the amount of ED elements used by its predecessor, the NIKKOR 200-400mm. These help to provide extremely sharp and detailed images and 4K UHD / 1080p video, and is ideally mated to high-resolution Nikon DSLR cameras. Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat is used to effectively suppress instances of ghosting and flare.

    Price and Availability

    The AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens will be available in March 2018 for a suggested retail price of $12,399.954. For more information on this NIKKOR lens and other Nikon products, please visit

    1. When the built-in or an external teleconverter is used, the focal length may not be displayed correctly in shooting information / Image data.
    2. This feature will be available with a firmware upgrade for the D5, D850 and D500 as of March 2018
    3. Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when FX-format compatible lenses are attached to a FX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.

    Principal specifications
    Lens type Zoom lens
    Max Format size 35mm FF
    Focal length 180–400 mm
    Image stabilization Yes
    CIPA Image stabilization rating stop(s)
    Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
    Maximum aperture F4
    Minimum aperture F32
    Aperture ring No
    Number of diaphragm blades 9
    Elements 27
    Groups 19
    Special elements / coatings 1 fluorite + 8 ED elements and Nano Crystal + Super Intergrated + fluorine coatings
    Minimum focus 2.00 m (78.74)
    Maximum magnification 0.25×
    Autofocus Yes
    Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
    Full time manual Yes
    Focus method Internal
    Distance scale Yes
    DoF scale No
    Focus distance limiter Yes
    Weight 3500 g (7.72 lb)
    Diameter 128 mm (5.04)
    Length 363 mm (14.29)
    Materials Magnesium alloy
    Sealing Yes
    Colour Black
    Zoom method Rotary (extending)
    Power zoom No
    Zoom lock Yes
    Filter thread 40.5 mm
    Filter notes Uses drop-in filters
    Hood supplied Yes
    Tripod collar Yes
    Notes Has a built-in 1.4x teleconverter
  • Nikon d500 - fastest DX camera ever from Nikon

    It’s a compact powerhouse fusing the highest performance of Nikon’s professional D5 with the unique agility of the DX format. Portable and powerful, the D500 will galvanize the way you shoot stills and video.

    The Nikon D500 is the fastest DX camera ever from Nikon: 10 frames per second. It is the first consumer Nikon that's worthwhile considering for serious sports shooting.

    Nikon d500 will also be available for rent soon when its out for sale .

    It has the same AF system as the D5, which is pretty hot.As expected, it has more AF points than ever before, but you can't select them all. You have only 55 selectable points, even if there are a claimed 153 AF points hidden somewhere.The bizarre part is that we lose our second SD card slot. It's been replaced with an XQD slot instead, leaving us with only one SD slot.

    It ships in March 2016 — but only to those who order it today and get the first ones. If you wait until tomorrow, it may be quite a while until Nikon can make enough of these to fill all the orders for the latecomers. With the Internet, the order que fills within hours.
    nikon d500

    153 AF points
    Powerful new 153-point AF system delivers superior subject acquisition performance in a greater range of situations

    10 fps up to 200 shots
    High-speed continuous shooting at approx.10 fps for up to 200 shots (14-bit lossless compressed RAW) means you don’t miss fleeting moments

    DX agility
    Unique benefits of DX format: compact, lightweight system offers outstanding agility with telephoto advantage

    4K UHD
    4K UHD video recording for up to 29 min. 59 s, to meet the demands of professionals

    ISO 51200 with EXPEED 5
    New EXPEED 5 image-processing engine achieves sensitivity up to ISO 51200, expandable to Hi 5 (equivalent to ISO 1640000)

    Touch-operation, tilting monitor
    2359k-dot touch-screen LCD monitor ensures comfortable shooting for professionals and advanced amateurs

    SnapBridge support lets you take your images further via constant wireless communication

    taken with d500

  • Nikon D5 - In each millisecond, a masterpiece

    In each millisecond, a masterpiece - Nikon D5 will be available for rent soon .

    Move forward. See opportunities that had previously been invisible. Capture and define them with a clarity that was previously unattainable. With the Nikon D5, you can. Designed for critical moments, the Nikon D5 features a 153-point AF system that acquires subjects rapidly and holds them tightly. Standard sensitivity range is extended to ISO 102400, while delivering stunning image quality at higher sensitivities. An incredibly stable viewfinder image permits confident tracking of moving subjects even during approx. 12-fps continuous shooting with full-time AF and AE, sustainable up to 200 frames. With the Nikon D5, endless potential waits in each millisecond. Go there, and discover your masterpiece.

    Nikon D5

    ● FX format ● 153 AF points ● AF down to -4 EV Dedicated ● AF engine 12 fps with stable VF image ● 100-102400 ISO up to Hi 5 ● 20.8 mega-pixels

    ● EXPEED 5● 180K-pixel RGB sensor● 4K UHD video● Touch-screen XGA monitor● XQD x 2 or CF x 2● Built-in fast wired LAN● Radio-controlled AWL


    ● 12 FPS with AF and AE tracking (14 FPS with locked-up in the lab)

    ● 200-frame buffer at these speeds, even in 14-bit uncompressed raw (with a fast enough card).

    ● 153 AF points that are rated down to LV -4 (full moonlight on sand).

    ● Touch Screen

    ● ISOs to 102,400 as regular ISOs, expandable to ISO 3,276,800 as "HI +5."

    ● Controls radio slaves.

    ● 4K video.

    ● Can shoot stills during video.

    ● Comes in two versions: either with two CF-card slots or with two XQD slots.


    ● No exposure MODE button near the shutter release; it's been moved off to the left side of the camera and an ISO button appears in its place.

    ● No lock on power switch; easy to knock on or off by accident and miss shots.

    ● Only 20 MP (5,568 x 3,712 pixels native); you still have to buy a D810 for high resolution.

    ● No auto brightness control for the LCD. The D4s has this.

    ● Still no full-frame AF; it may have a lot of points, but they're all in the center of the image.

    ● No Wi-Fi unless you buy something.

    ● Still no sane replacement of Nikon's idiotic Custom Settings Banks, which has been a core incompetancy of Nikon since they introduced these in 2003. There are no U1, U2, U3 (or C1, C2, C3 or M1, M2, M3 etc.) modes so we can save and recall camera settings. As-is, there is no way to save camera settings immediately; the Custom Banks

    As expected, it has more AF points than before, but you can't select them all. You have only 55 selectable points, even if there are a claimed 153 AF points hidden somewhere.

    It ships in March 2016 in two versions (CF-card version or XQD-card-version) — but only to those who order it today and get the first ones. If you wait until tomorrow, it may be quite a while until Nikon can make enough of these to fill all the orders for the latecomers. With the Internet, the order que fills within hours.

    The genuinely hot and new cameras like this always have people who wait a few days and then can't get them for their summer vacations. With the Internet, the order que fills fast and waiting another day can put you months behind. See How to Get It; never wait to order yours.

    Of course get the CF-card version; the XQD-card-version is only for people with an XQD workflow. The only real advantage to XQD is that you can't bend pins — an advantage if you swap cards fast, hard and often.

    Source: Kenrockwell

  • Nikon D7200 Yet another lightweight DSLR from Nikon

    Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the D7200, a DX-format digital SLR camera that expands possibilities for shooting and expression with the latest auto-focusing system and the ability to capture up to 100 shots*1 with a single burst of continuous shooting.Nikon will also release the new ME-W1 Wireless Microphone for off-camera recording of movie sound.

    The D7200 equipped with the new AF sensor module so well received when it was first adopted with the D750 and EXPEED 4 high-performance image-processing engine is a high-performance DX-format camera that offers greater focus-acquisition performance, such as the ability to capture up to 100 shots with a single burst of continuous shooting, and even better image quality.

    It is equipped with an NFC-compatible*2 Wi-Fi® function that allows users to instantly and easily share photos they have taken with the camera with many people via social media using a smart device. The D7200 is also equipped with enhanced movie-recording functions, including a time-lapse photography function that supports exposure smoothing, as well as functions that enable enhanced control over audio recording.
    The D7200 enables full-scale imaging expression with superior still-image and movie quality through the combination of the compact system afforded by the extremely agile Nikon DX format and the durability of high-end models.

    D7200 with 18 140D7200 Primary Features

    A new 51-point AF system that demonstrates the outstanding in autofocusing performance
    The new 51-point AF system, for which the same Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module built into the D750 has been adopted, offers the same 51 focus points available with the D7100 while achieving a broader detection range that begins at just -3 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F). This enables overwhelmingly better AF performance when shooting dark or dimly lit scenes and when capturing subjects or scenes exhibiting little contrast. Certain capture of the intended subject, even in dark situations, is possible.

    Certain capture of decisive moments with shooting of up to 100 JPEG*1 or 18 14-bit RAW images with a single burst of continuous shooting
    A larger buffer enables capture of up to 100 shots*1 with a single burst of continuous shooting at approximately 6 fps*2. Up to eighteen 14-bit RAW (lossless compressed) images can also be captured with a single burst of continuous shooting. (at an image area setting of DX (24x16) and an image quality setting of JPEG fine) For faster continuous shooting, setting image area to 1.3x (18x12) enables shooting at approximately 7 fps. This, along with increased AF performance, ensures certain capture of the best moments.

    *1When a 16-GB SanDisk SDHC UHS-I memory card (SDSDXPA-016G-J35) is used, and a ISO sensitivity setting of ISO 100 is applied.
    *2 Measured in accordance with CIPA guidelines.
    The EXPEED 4 image-processing engine for even better image quality
    The D7200 is equipped with the same EXPEED 4 image-processing engine adopted for high-end models. This enables use of a broad range of standard ISO sensitivity settings, from ISO 100 to 25600, with both still images and movies, for sharp and clear imaging with which noise is effectively reduced, even at high sensitivities. In addition, the absence of a low-pass filter maximizes the superior resolution of the high effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and the excellent rendering capabilities of NIKKOR lenses for sharp rendering of even the finest details in subjects.

    An NFC-compatible*1 Wi-Fi® function*2 that enables image transfer and remote shooting with smart-device collaboration (NFC support)
    With a built-in Wi-Fi® function, users can easily transfer images to smart devices such as smartphones and tablets. Still images can be downloaded to a smart device immediately after they are captured for sharing with others via e-mail attachment or upload to a social networking site. In addition, as the NFC*1 is supported, a Wi-Fi® connection can be easily established by simply touching the D7200 to an NFC-compatible smart device, enabling remote shooting from a smart device using the camera's live view display shown in the smart device's screen*2.

    *1Supported only by the Android™ OS. Connection may be difficult to establish depending upon the smart device used or environmental conditions. In such situations, use normal means to establish a Wi-Fi connection.
    *2The Wireless Mobile Utility app must be installed on the smart device before the Wi-Fi function can be used (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device's app store).
    Full-scale movie recording with a variety of functions
    The D7200 is equipped with a number of full-HD movie functions that are nearly equal to those of high-end models. It is the first Nikon DX-format camera to be equipped with a time-lapse photography function capable of exposure smoothing, which smooths abrupt changes in exposure between frames. It also offers features such as a dedicated Movie Shooting menu and Auto ISO Sensitivity Control, with which exposure is controlled with adjustment of sensitivity only with movie recording in M mode. The Flat Picture Control, effective for color grading, and functions for recording sound with movies have been enriched with the addition of Frequency Response and Wind Noise Reduction settings. The D7200 offers two movie formats, one that uses the DX (24x16) image area and one that uses the 1.3x (18x12) image area. The 1.3x (18x12) image area produces a telephoto effect that brings distant subjects closer, and also enables selection of the 60p movie frame rate.



    Additional Features

    • A Picture Control system with which support for the Flat Picture Control and the Clarity adjustment item (for still images only) have been added, as has the ability to apply adjustments in finer increments
    • An optical viewfinder with approximately 100% frame coverage, and for which an OLED has been adopted at the bottom of the viewfinder
    • A 1.3x image area (uses 15.36-million pixels). As the 51 focus points cover the full range of the 1.3x image area, superior focus acquisition performance is demonstrated even with subjects exhibiting great movement
    • Built-in flash equipped with a commander function
    • Continuous shooting with no limit on the number of images that can be captured, enabling creation of beautiful star-trail photos and the like (in CH and CL release modes at shutter speeds of 4 s or slower)
    • Use of a magnesium alloy ensures an highly durable body that is effectively sealed for superior resistance to dust and water drops
    • A highly precise and durable shutter that has passed release testing for 150,000 cycles after incorporation into the camera
    • Designed for low power consumption that enables capture of approximately 1,110 still images*, or recording of approximately 80 minutes* of movie footage with a single charge
    • *Still images: Measured in accordance with CIPA standards. Movies: Measured with actual recording in accordance with CIPA standards. Both values apply to use with a EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery inserted in the camera.

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