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02-07-2015

Nikon India Strengthens its Portfolio with Two New NIKKOR Super-Telephoto Lenses

Live the Action and Experience flawless telephoto performance with the new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR

New Delhi, July 02, 2015: Nikon India, the 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, leaders in imaging technology is proud to announce world’s lightest 500mm*1 and 600mm*2 FX-format telephoto lenses. All set to redefine the super-telephoto shooting experience. With redefined optics and exceptional design, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR with 500 mm focal length*3 and the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR with a 600mm focal length*4 fuel powerful yet precise image capture, be it on location in the rainforest and savannah, or even at the racing pit. Created in pure passion and by renowned NIKKOR technology, photographers can keep the adrenaline pumping with the lenses’ capability to produce powerful image and video creation.

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR

Mr. Kazuo Ninomiya, Managing Director, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. said, “With today’s announcement, Nikon India aims at empowering photographers with technologically advanced and light-weight lenses that allow them to shoot incredible wildlife and high action sport. Perfect companion for photographers that look at capturing with a fresh perspective, both AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR are supported by innovative NIKKOR engineering that expands the potential of image creation.”

Mr. Sajjan Kumar, Vice President – Imaging Division, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The launch of AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses is a testament of Nikon India’s efforts in staying ahead of the curve and sustaining the momentum of introducing products that are innovative, technologically advanced and address the diverse needs of photographers. Building on the legacy of NIKKOR lenses, these two immaculate additions to the line-up combine innovative optics, superior auto focus tracking, vibration reduction and fluorite lenses for reduced weight and improved performance.

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Primary Features

Remarkably light, solidly built

For photographers travelling the world, these lenses with advanced NIKKOR lens technology are made perfect for the road. At approximately 3090g*5 and 3810g*5 respectively, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR are designed for high optical precision in a significantly lighter body with the use of two fluorite lens elements. Additionally, both lenses feature barrels crafted from magnesium alloy to reduce weight yet achieve durability.

World class optics

Experience the liberty to take high quality shots of vivid clarity and minimised distortion, without the worry of unwanted lens flare and chromatic aberration. Fluorite lens elements, Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and Nano Crystal Coat are employed in combination to accurately capture the light flow through the lens, and in turn, create results of vibrant, accurate colours and rich details. The hassles of post-processing are reduced thereby giving an advantage to photographers working on time-sensitive jobs.

Shot with AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR

Steady composition, exceptional detail

Confirming composition and focus point for sharper shots is made possible with NIKKOR’s Vibration Reduction (VR) system in modes of ‘NORMAL’ and ‘SPORT’, incorporated to keep up with the most exhilarating action. In ‘NORMAL’ mode, a shutter speed effect equivalent up to 4.0 stops*6 is ensured, allowing photographers to craft and compose easily by stabilising the image in the viewfinder for general scenes. In contrast, the ‘SPORT’ mode excels at tracking rapidly moving subjects from a distance such as surfers catching a wave or birds in flight.

Always in sight

Accuracy in photographing fast-moving objects from a distance is amplified with the lenses’ superior autofocus (AF) tracking, even during high-speed continuous shooting. Photographers are able to shoot continuously, even when encountering the unpredictable movement of wildlife or racing cars approaching the camera rapidly. The improved AF tracking is complemented by a reliable auto-exposure control with the employment of an electromagnetic aperture mechanism. The particular mechanism enables the aperture to be controlled via electric signals from the camera body for further accuracy. Aided by these lenses, even panning shots and gorgeous time lapse scenes are now easy to create.

Geared-up for adventure

Challenges abound when shooting in the field. However, even when faced with dirt, water droplets, or grease, the incorporation of a fluorine coating applied to the meniscus protective glass at the lens’ front facilitates for easy lens care. Durability is also enhanced with the inclusion of a tripod collar ring with bearings to enable a smooth transitioning between horizontal and vertical shooting, giving further opportunities to better framing and composition.

The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR are the latest additions to the highly-regarded NIKKOR FX-format lens family, made to support photographers in crafting their vision. Among other lenses available for a photographer’s toolkit, are:

• AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, suitable in shooting distant subjects and landscapes with its five-times telephoto zoom range for great close-ups,

• AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, for a versatile telephoto zoom lens with superior optics, an essential in any photographer’s bag,

• AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, with the incorporation of a Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element to produce an outstandingly lightweight body and minimised chromatic aberration, making it an ideal lens for a wide range of subjects and scenes, and

• AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, an advanced and high performance telephoto lens incorporating the fluorite elements for mobility during shooting, and an electromagnetic aperture for stable exposure control.

Availability

The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR will be available by end of July 2015 across India. For more information on the new lenses and other Nikon products, please visit http://www.nikon.co.in/en_IN

About the NIKKOR brand

NIKKOR is Nikon's brand of photographic lenses. The NIKKOR name arose from adding "r", a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at the time the name was established, to "Nikko", the Romanized abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K.K., the original name used when the company was established. Nikon's line-up of lenses for cameras with interchangeable lenses currently consists of more than 90 types of lenses, including ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses, fisheye lenses, zoom lenses, micro lenses, and PC-E lenses that support a wide variety of applications, as well as 1 NIKKOR lenses for advanced camera with interchangeable lenses.

In October 2014, Nikon announced its milestone achievement of 90 million in total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras. The achievement is also accompanied by the equally momentous 50 million total production mark for NIKKOR lenses equipped with the Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology.

About Nikon India

Nikon India distributes markets and services the complete range of Nikon imaging products, the newly introduced Nikon Sport Optics & Nikon Instruments. The Nikon Imaging includes its Nikon D-SLR as well as its compact camera, the Nikon COOLPIX, the Nikon 1 camera system, a range of NIKKOR lenses & accessories. With offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Gurgaon, Nikon is strengthening its Sales & Services network all across India. The company has established total of five Nikon owned Service Centers (5 Branches), 32 ASCs (authorized service centers), 62 Nikon Collection Centers and over 3000 dealer base for complete service & support of Nikon customers. Nikon has also set up over 120 COOLPIX and D-SLR zones pan India which showcases the entire range of D-SLR cameras, COOLPIX cameras, Nikon 1, an elaborate range of NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Sport Optics.

Nikon Corporation

Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku; the company was renamed in 1988 as Nikon Corporation. Nikon has truly evolved as an institution of creativity in imaging arena, Semi-conductors, Industrial equipment and specialized in optics as well. Nikon technologies are active not only in Nikon’s core products such as cameras, microscopes and IC steppers/scanners, but they also squarely support innovation in leading-edge science, and they contribute to the development of society and industry as a whole.
 
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1 Among fixed focal length (prime) autofocus lenses with a focal length of 500 mm and maximum aperture of f/4, compatible with D-SLR cameras equipped with a full-size image sensor, available as of July 2, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research.
2 Among fixed focal length (prime) autofocus lenses with a focal length of 600 mm,
maximum aperture of f/4, compatible with D-SLR cameras equipped with a full-size image sensor, available as of July 2,2015. Statement based on Nikon research.
3 When attached to a DX-format D-SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 750 mm in FX/35mm format.
4 When attached to a DX-format D-SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 900 mm in FX/35mm format.
5 Measured in accordance with CIPA guidelines.
6 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards in NORMAL VR mode using an FX-format D-SLR camera.