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July 13, 2012

New 800mm super telephoto lens

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Yesterday must have been birthday, Christmas, Independence Day and Diamond Jubilee all together for every sport, wildlife and press photographer as well as for wealthy voyeurs and stalkers, because Nikon announced they are developing brand new Nikkor 800 mm f5.6 super telephoto lens.

And I guess it wasn't such a good day for celebrities, because paparazzi will have new gun in the "best-half-naked-by-the-pool-lying-celebrity-shot-contest" battle and they could probably spot Victoria Beckham's nipple in Beverly Hills standing at the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. Time to call lawyers for new charging order.

Anyway, what is all the fuzz about? Well, it'll be the longest telephoto lens on the market. At least with the Nikkor badge, it'll be. Lens is assigned for FX format Nikons, with its price tag probably for D4 and D800 range users, will have f5.6 max aperture, auto focus and it'll be weather and dust sealed. We can just predict the performance, details and over all picture quality will be stunning.

First lucky users will get their hands on this beauty at The Open Championship, golf tournament held between July 19 and 22 in Lancaster, UK, where this lens will be on display and some sport photographers will have privilege to test it. If you'd like to ask why at the golf tournament, Nikon is the official sponsor there. For the rest of us, we can meet this lens at Photokina 2012, one of the world's largest photo and imagining exhibitions, to be held in Cologne, Germany from September 18 - 23, 2012.

Posted by pkuzmin at July 13, 2012 11:55 AM