How do you make a digital camera even cooler? Simply add a “laser” to the highest. Within the midst of the Nikon’s largest product launch of the 12 months, the disclosing of the full-frame mirrorless Z collection, Nikon has additionally introduced the event of a dot sight accent and the official launch of the beforehand teased section fresnel 500mm lens.
The thought behind the dot sight, named the Nikon DF-M1, is easy: To assist information photographers utilizing tremendous telephoto lenses to determine the place, precisely, the digital camera is pointed. The accent was designed with the loopy 125x zoom of the Nikon Coolpix P1000 in thoughts, however the firm says it’s suitable with any Nikon digital camera with a sizzling shoe.
Utilizing lengthy telephoto lenses could make it troublesome to seek out your topic, particularly when making an attempt to trace a shifting topic. The DF-M1 is designed to assist in these eventualities, giving photographers a strategy to monitor objects precisely with no need to look by means of the lens. The accent is slated to listing for about $175.
Nikon additionally shared full particulars on the beforehand introduced AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF VR — an excellent telephoto that makes use of a section fresnel design to chop the load in half in comparison with related lenses. Regardless of the longer focal size, the lens weighs about as a lot as the corporate’s 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens at about 3.2 kilos. Nikon says that earlier 500mm lenses pushed previous six kilos.
The lighter design additionally makes it attainable to make use of the telephoto and not using a tripod to assist take a few of the weight off the photographer. Part Fresnel lenses depend on diffraction to scale back chromatic aberration, which eliminates a number of parts from the lens. Nikon says the design works nicely even with high-resolution cameras and likewise produces colours which can be nearly true to life. Regardless of the purpose of maintaining a low weight profile, the lens continues to be weather-sealed and a fluorine coating helps repel water grease and filth from the entrance component.
A brand new autofocus system additionally contributes to the lighter weight. By making the autofocus elements lighter, Nikon says they’ve additionally managed to make it quicker. The lens additionally consists of Vibration Discount, Nikon’s time period for picture stabilization, which is rated at as much as 4 stops and has each a standard and a sports activities mode.
The total-frame lens is obtainable in F-mount, however it may be used with the brand new Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras with the FTZ adapter (additionally introduced as we speak). It would start delivery on September 13 for $3,600.