Nikon has added two new lenses to its NIKKOR collection, the PC NIKKOR 19mm and the AF-S 70mm-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. Image Source: Nikkor

Japanese photography giant Nikon released two new NIKKOR brand lenses yesterday, the PC (Perspective Control) NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED, and the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. The high-speed 19mm camera  has an ultra-wide-angle lens compatible with its FX-format DSLR cameras, while the AF-S version comes with a fast zoom variant for the same series.

Both lenses are now available for reviewing on Nikon’s official website, and for pre-order at Amazon, B&H, and Jessops. The PC NIKKOR will start shipping on October 27 and costs $3,399.95.

The AF-S NIKKOR will be available on November 10 and starts at $2,799.95.

PC-NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED

It contains a brand-new shift mechanism that improves perspective control, which allows photographers to manage which parts of their photos look sharp and which parts look blur when producing tilt-shift photography.

Tilt-shift photography is a set of techniques used by photographers when they want to take a picture that focuses on an individual detail. Like the lens’ article states, it is particularly useful to professionals who work with architecture and interiors.

This lens will allow buyers to control both factors separately or together and to produce results that they would usually create later in the post-production of their work. It also features a new type of rotation mechanism that helps its users achieve the right configuration of tilt and shift without having to worry about lock operation.

Specs according to Nikon Rumors

  • Lens construction: 13 group 17 sheets (three ED lens, two aspherical lenses)
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.25m
  • Aperture number of blades: 9 circular aperture sheets
  • Lens size: 89mm × 124mm
  • Weight: approximately 885g (1.95 lbs)
  • Nano Crystal Coat-fluorine coating

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

This lens is an upgrade from another favorite NIKKOR product, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II. It is 110 g (0.2 lbs) lighter than its predecessor, making it easier for photographers to maintain clear focus during continuous shooting.

Nikon also added some improvements to the exterior coating, making it more resistant to the elements. The lens now holds resolution even better than its previous version, maintaining defined edges even when photographers fully apply the zoom capabilities.

These types of lenses usually find their best clients on sport and wildlife photographers. A lens with these features can capture rapidly moving subjects with maximum definition and sharpness. It also has the aperture necessary to achieve the appropriate depth of field required for photography focused on a primary object.

Specs according to Nikon Rumors

  • Lens construction: 18 group 22 sheets comprised of six extra-low dispersion (ED) lens, one fluorite lens, and one high refractive index lens.
  • Minimum focusing distance: 1.1m
  • Aperture number of blades: 9 circular aperture sheets
  • Filter diameter: 77mm
  • Size: 88.5mm × 202.5mm
  • Weight: about 1430g (3.15 lbs)
  • Anti-shake effect: approximately four stages
  • Nano Crystal Coat-fluorine coating

Source: Nikon PC lens

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