CP+ Show in Japan Sees Tons of New Nikon Gear!
CP+ kicked off and has led to a ton of Nikon announcements, including the new 800mm super-telephoto beast, now available for pre-order, an AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G, firmware updates to the Nikon D4, and even updates to an array of smaller, compact and semi-compact Nikon cameras…
The new AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR is the first time in a LONG time that Nikon has introduced an 800mm lens. And for an easy $17,899, you can get on the pre-order list and have some fun spying on other countries (I mean shooting sports or birds from a mile away). For that price, you at least get a new 1.25x teleconverter designed specifically for it. Nikon claims that it helps keep the same image quality standard as the main lens itself, introducing the first ED element ever in a Nikon teleconverter. Adding this one will turn the 800mm into a 1000mm with a maximum aperture of f/7.1.
Additionally, Nikon updated its 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5, adding the AF-S insignia, turning it into a G lens (no aperture ring), and updating the style to Nikon’s new lens style that it’s been using for the last couple years. You can pre-order the new lens for $749 at B&H.
Have a Nikon D4? Download the new firmware recently released! Download it here.
Finally, Nikon updated part of its Coolpix line-up, adding a new AW110 and S31 that replace the AW100 and S30 waterproof cameras, respectively. Other updates include a new P520 and L820 (both superzooms). Pre-order any of them by clicking on the previous names.