The AF-S Nikkor 35 mm f/1.4G and AF-S Nikkor 200 mm f/2G ED VR II are said to produce sharp results with excellent clarity and colour reproduction whether capturing still images or recording HD video.
Both feature Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology for quiet, fast and accurate autofocus performance. The optical construction of each lens utilizes Nikon’s proprietary Nano-Crystal Coat to minimize flare
– both internally as well as from backlit subjects. Further ensuring exceptional image integrity is Nikon’s Super
Integrated Coating (SIC) for colour consistency and reduced flaring. Each lens also incorporates a nine-blade
diaphragm to help achieve a dramatic separation between subject and background with a natural out of focus area
The 35 mm lens is an update, and when mounted on a DX-format or on an FX-format DSLR within the DX Crop Mode, the lens has an angle of view that is equivalent to a focal length of 52.5 mm in 35 mm format. This lens features 10 optical elements in seven groups with one aspherical lens element that eliminates coma and other types of aberration even when shooting at the widest available aperture. A Rear Focus (RF) system provides smooth and fast autofocus while eliminating front barrel rotation, and two focus modes are available – M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus). A refined manual focus driving mechanism is adopted to reduce focus time lag and improve operational ease in M/A mode.
The 200 mm lens incorporates Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) II Image Stabilization system. The VR system provides up to four stops of correction to assist in creating blur-free images while shooting hand-held, or when capturing D-Movie video content. The lens also incorporates an Internal Focusing (IF) system that allows movement of the optical elements within the lens barrel and does not change barrel length. Three focus modes are featured, with an A/M mode added to the conventional M/A and M modes. The optical construction consists of 13 optical elements in nine groups including three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and one Super ED glass
element that effectively minimize chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings. Also included is a
Tripod Detection Mode, which automatically compensates for minute vibrations when mounted on a tripod and
allows users to keep VR image stabilization on and active – even when the camera and lens are mounted on a tripod.
The AF-S Nikkor 35 mm f/1.4G lens is scheduled to be available in mid-November, at a suggested price of
$1,999.95. The AF-S Nikkor 200 mm f/2G ED VR II is scheduled to be available in early October, at a suggested
price of $5,999.95.