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New NIKKOR Lenses Offer Photographers Full Freedom of Vision

Expanding the possibilities of image capture for FX-format users with the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500MM F/5.6E ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24MM F/1.8G ED

New Delhi, Aug 4, 2015 – Nikon India, the 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, leader in imaging technology announces the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500MM F/5.6E ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24MM F/1.8G ED, the latest additions to NIKKOR’s extensive FX-format lenses for photo creation that inspires and excites. Perfect for a day of plane-spotting or nature excursions, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500MM F/5.6E ED VR enhances yet simplifies the super-telephoto shooting experience even with handheld shooting.  Landscapes or portraits with beautiful natural bokeh effects are made remarkable with the AF-S NIKKOR 24MM F/1.8G ED as the ideal fast, wide-angle prime lens in captures of broad vistas and night scenes.

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Kazuo Ninomiya, Managing Director, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Nikon has always believed in creating a photography culture in India and to achieve this we are coming up with new products to meet discerning needs of our growing customer base here. We are pleased to announce the addition of AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED to our NIKKOR FX-format lens line-up that combines quality, versatility and performance. These new lenses are carefully engineered to amplify and complete the performance of Nikon D-SLRs.”

Mr. Sajjan Kumar, Vice President – Imaging Division, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Nikon India constantly seeks to augment the photography experience for our patrons and today’s announcement is a testimony to our efforts of designing products that enable photographers add life to their creations. Both the lenses, AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED incorporate some significant advancement that offer the photographers an opportunity to envision and create unhindered images by low-light or distance.”

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Primary Features

• Versatility and performance, maximised

Designed for photographers seeking a balance of versatility and performance in a lens for telephoto shooting, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500MM F/5.6E ED VR is an FX-format compatible, 2.5X super-telephoto 200-500mm*1 zoom lens. With its fixed maximum aperture of f/5.6, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500MM F/5.6E ED VR captures vibrant images that are rich in detail, even from afar.

• Effortless creation with sharpness and clarity

Aiding in delivery of stunning sharpness and contrast, even at larger apertures, is the incorporation of Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. Supporting the busy photographer on the go, these glass elements minimise chromatic aberration, liberating the photographer from tedious adjustment processes.

• Movement capture made easy

Be it spotting riverfront critters in their natural habitats, or snapping the split moment of high adrenaline sporting action, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500MM F/5.6E ED VR excels in the reduction of image blur caused by camera or hand shake. Photographers will be able to achieve sharper shots, with defined image quality, when shooting in low-light conditions or without a tripod.  The Vibration Reduction (VR) system in the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500MM F/5.6E ED VR has an effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 4.5 stops faster in ‘NORMAL’ mode*2. A second VR mode shooting option, ‘SPORT’ mode, is also available to support smooth capture of subjects that are moving unpredictably.

• Precise, intuitive control

Exposure control becomes intuitive and seamless for photographers shooting outdoors who are no longer subject to the challenges of changing light conditions or passing clouds. During high-speed continuous shooting, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500MM F/5.6E ED VR provides smooth and stable auto exposure control with the adoption of an electromagnetic aperture mechanism.

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Primary Features

• Big pictures for big imaginations

With a shorter focal length, photographers can now get closer to their subjects, while drawing emphasis to their desired focus, enhancing beauty in perspective with a greater amount of background blurring. The AF-S NIKKOR 24MM F/1.8G ED brings wide-angle performance to photographers with a big appetite for beautiful images. From striking skyscrapers and landscapes, to everyday scenes of foreign cultures and novel travels, this fast, wide-angle 24mm*3 prime lens has an f/1.8 maximum aperture which supports dynamic captures with natural bokeh.

• Advanced optics, distinguished image quality

Photos retain incredible details and dynamic colour, driven by outstanding NIKKOR optical components within the lens. ED glass and aspherical lens elements work to reduce chromatic aberration and distortion, while Nano Crystal Coat minimises unwanted ghosting and lens flare. Superior image rendering, even at the image edges, is achieved in a compact and light design, making the AF-S NIKKOR 24MM F/1.8G ED a perfect, indispensable “carry-everywhere” lens from day to night.

• Designed for the road

Photographers should not be weighed down by heavy equipment, in their continuous pursuit of great images. More mobile and compact than ever, the AF-S NIKKOR 24MM F/1.8G ED delivers the same renowned NIKKOR optical performance in a lens body weighing only approximately 355g. With compact gear, photographers have the flexibility to pack smarter, travel lighter and aim higher.

1 When attached to a DX-format DSLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 300-750 mm in FX/35mm format.

2 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards using a FX-format DSLR camera. Measured at the maximum telephoto position.

3 When attached to a DX-format DSLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 36 mm in FX/35mm format.


The following lenses will be available across India starting end of September 2015.

• AF-S NIKKOR 200-500MM F/5.6E ED VR

For more information on the new AF-S NIKKOR 200-500MM F/5.6E ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24MM F/1.8G ED, and other Nikon products, please visit

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.

In July 2015, Nikon announced its milestone achievement of 95 million in total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras.

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. More information and contents on NIKKOR lenses is also available with the NIKKOR & ACC app (exclusively for iPad).

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.

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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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