Or, if you want to save a few bucks, you could just order the old version for half the price….
Included with the new lens is the matched AF-S Teleconverter TC800-1.25E ED which was developed exclusively for the 800mm f/5.6 lens. Combined with the 1.25x teleconverter, the new 800mm lens offers a max focal length of 1000mm at a max aperture of f/7.1. On a DX-format camera, the new 800mm lens offers an equivalent focal length of 1200mm – or 1500mm when equipped with the included 1.25x converter.
The lens contains 20 elements (with two fluorite elements and two ED elements) in 13 groups and uses an electromagnetic diaphragm. The built-in Vibration Reduction compensates for four stops of correction.
The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens should be available in April at a retail price of $17,899.95. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
Tamron has filed a patent for a 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens, which would presumably feature Tamron’s Vibration Compensation. The big telephoto zoom lens would be the longest reaching zoom lens in Tamron’s lineup if/when it is released – taking the title from the current sub-$1000 Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3, which it would likely replace.
Sigma has a similar lens with its 150-500mm f/5-6.3 OS model priced at just over $1000, which should give us an idea of the price range we might see the Tamron at if to comes to life. Given that it’s a new model and the extended reach, I’d put the price range somewhere between $1200-$1400 if I were betting on it.
[via Photo Rumors]
B&H has the Sony 300mm f/2.8G II lens for Sony Alpha shooters in stock and now shipping. You can find it here at B&H Photo.
The Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED lens is a new super-telephoto lens designed for K-mount DSLRs and offers a 859mm equivalent focal length on crop-sensor cameras like the new Pentax K-5 II. The new 560mm behemoth sports a new HD coating for higher light transmittance with reduced reflection for less flare and ghosting.
The new lens is also designated as an all weather lens with 29 special seals to prevent intrusion of dust and water. The lens features a removable filter holder, which accommodates a 40.5mm circular polarizer that is included and can be rotated using a control ring.
The Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED lens retails for $6999.95 and should be available in December 2012. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
Photo Rumors has word that Pentax will officially announced the production version of its new DA 560mm f/5.6 super telephoto lens at Photokina 2012. Pentax had previously shown off a prototype version of this lens, but the new lens is expected to be unveiled later this month with an availability in early 2013.
Nikon’s Recollections section on its website just added the Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED beast of lens from 1990. The lens was constructed of 18 elements in 13 groups and had a minimum focusing distance of 10 meters. It weighed in at a hefty 35lbs. [Read more…]
Olympus has unveiled a new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens. Due to the 2x crop factor, the new lens provides 150mm equivalent field of view, which makes for a long portrait lens or a niche low-light event or sports lens.
The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens retails for $899.99 and should be available later in Summer 2012. Check availability at B&H Photo.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]