Nikon has introduced the Nikkor 800mm f/6.3 VR S super-telephoto lens for its Z-mount cameras. Whereas nonetheless a hefty lens, it’s 48% lighter and 16% shorter than its F-mount counterpart thanks partially to using a Section Fresnel (PF) entrance aspect.
The 800mm f/6.3 VR S advantages from what Nikon says are the most recent optical applied sciences that lead to most sharpness and constancy whereas on the similar time being smaller and lighter which the corporate says makes it comfy to shoot both handheld or on a tripod or monopod.
An Emphasis on Consolation and Efficiency
Nikon says that the 800mm f/6.3 lens was constructed with an emphasis on comfy usability and optical efficiency. It’s constructed of twenty-two components in 14 teams, and Nikon explains that the aforementioned PF aspect is optimally positioned to reduce ghosting and works in tandem with a nano-crystal coating, three Further-Low Dispersion (ED) components and one Brief-wavelength Refractive (SR) aspect to successfully suppress axial chromatic aberration.
Nikon claims that the lens is ready to seize the sharp distinction and element of topics with excessive precision. The entrance aspect is supplied with Nikon’s nonstick Fluorine Coat, which repels oil, moisture, and smudges and which Nikon says simply wipes clear.
Simply as vital to Nikon was the comfy usability of the lens, which the corporate says was fastidiously balanced. The middle of gravity of the lens is nearer to the photographer’s physique, which Nikon says enhances the power to pan easily whereas monitoring fast-moving objects akin to birds or planes.
The lens weighs 5.25 kilos (2,385 grams) with a decreased footprint of 5.6 inches by 15.2 inches in comparison with its F-mount predecessor. Nikon outfitted the lens with rubber gaskets that maintain mud, filth, and moisture out of the shifting elements of the lens, though thorough mud and drip resistance just isn’t assured in all conditions or below all circumstances.
The lens has an optical vibration discount (VR) perform that Nikon says gives superior compensation that’s equal to capturing with a shutter pace of 5 stops quicker. When paired with the Z9, Nikon says that the Synchro VR activation achieves an equal of 5.5 stops of compensation.
The lens has a Reminiscence Recall perform that may be assigned to a button which Nikon says immediately recollects focus positions which were saved prematurely. The corporate says this characteristic can be utilized to make it quick and simple to amass a topic that’s going to look in an anticipated location.
The lens options 4 L-FN2 buttons and one L-Fn to which quite a lot of controls could be assigned from the menu, together with topic monitoring, AF lock, and playback. The management ring will also be assigned to regulate ISO, aperture, and publicity compensation.
The 800mm f/6.3 VR S can also be suitable with Nikon’s TC-1.4x and TC-2.0x teleconverters, which might flip the lens right into a 1,120mm and 1,600mm lens, respectively.
Under are a couple of pattern photos taken with the brand new lens, all of which could be clicked to disclose greater resolutions.
Pricing and Availability
The Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S lens shall be out there beginning later this month for $6,500.