Nikon Canada has two new lenses for pro and enthusiast photographers: AF-S Nikkor 24 mm f/1.4G ED lens and AF-S Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4G ED VR.
Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology provides for quiet, fast and accurate autofocus performance, and optical construction utilizes precision Nikon ED glass elements along with multiple aspherical elements to suppress chromatic aberrations resulting in sharp, high contrast images. Nikon’s Nano-Crystal Coat minimizes instances of internal “ghosting” and flaring, further ensuring exceptional image integrity.
The f/1.4 maximum aperture of the 24 mm lens allows shooting handheld in low light and provides dramatic separation between subject and a softened background. The lens is made with two ED glasses and two aspherical lens elements. Two focus modes are available: M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus). It has a rounded nine-blade diaphragm, making out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
The new 16-35 mm lens is ideal for those wanting a constant maximum aperture and ultra-wide angle zoom versatility with the benefits of Vibration Reduction II image stabilization. This is the widest FX-format Nikkor zoom lens with VR. When attached to a DX-format SLR, focal length is equivalent to 24-52.5 mm. The lens has two ED glass and three aspherical lens elements, and two focus modes are available: M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus). With the internal focusing (IF) system, the lens barrel length does not change during focusing.
The AF-S Nikkor 24 mm f/1.4G ED lens and 16-35 mm f/4G ED VR lens will be available in March. The suggested retail prices are: $2,349.95 for the 24 mm lens, and $1,399.95 for the 16-35 mm lens.