Last Updated on January 13, 2019
Leader in optics and imaging products, Nikon, has recently premiered three new lenses for its line of cameras. NIKKOR is the brand name for the optimized and engineered lenses made for Nikon cameras, including DX and DLSR formats.
These three wide-angle lenses are designed for a wide array of applications including events production, architectural, interior photography and landscape photography.
AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Designed for the amateur hobbyist and photography enthusiast, this ultra-wide angle lens is compact and is a DX-format zoom lens. This is the perfect choice for shooting landscapes, interiors and large group portraits.
Sporting Nikon’s Vibration Reduction anti-shake system, this lens offers 3.5 stops of shutter speed compensation for capturing sharp images even in low-light environments and while handheld.
The wide-angle lens is lightweight with a focal length, the same as the 15-30mm lens of a Nikon DSLR with APS-C format. This allows the photographer to capture images in expansive and wide backgrounds as well as from different perspectives.
True to its promise of delivering quieter and faster auto-focusing lenses, Nikon made use of Pulse Motor technology. This new AF system is quite useful for video recording while the three aspherical elements in the optical formula are responsible for distortion reduction even with the use of the widest focal length, without compromising image quality.
As for shooting up-close for more detailed images for product shots and videos, the AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20MM F/4.5-5.6G VR features an 8.6-inch minimum focusing distance.
AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED
Being the first fisheye zoom lens from Nikon cameras, this model boasts of a minimum focus distance of 0.16 meters. It has two aspherical lens elements responsible for the reduction of sagittal coma flare. Consequently, production of point light sources from peripheral areas becomes enhanced, despite setting the aperture at maximum.
Made from magnesium alloy material, this lens is lightweight and uses internal focusing (IF). Moreover, it is designed with an electromagnetic diaphragm. This is to achieve smooth exposure control while recording videos and maintain exposure even in high- speed shooting.
The latest addition to the Gold Ring Series of Nikon’s premier lenses, this wide-angle lens has three ED elements for the reduction of chromatic aberration. Also, a non-stick Fluorine coat covers the front lens element to make it resistant to fingerprints and dirt. Conversely, the exclusive Nano Crystal Coat is applied for ghost and flare reduction.
While this is an FX-format lens that offers 180-degrees of vertical or horizontal angle on full frame cameras as well as 180-degree diagonal-view angle in zoom, this lens can also be used for DX-format cameras.
AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED
Another lens in FX-format, this model comes with three aspherical elements for minimal distortion as well as two ED glass elements to address chromatic aberration.
Its body is of magnesium alloy material to make it dust and weather-resistant. For shooting in low light and for use in visually appealing bokeh, this lens has a nine-blade diaphragm and f/1.4 maximum aperture.
The Nano Crystal Coat prevents glare and ghostly shots while Nikon’s Flourine coat prevents smudges and fingerprints on the lens.
Both the AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR and AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED will be out this month at $309.95 and $1999.95, respectively. Conversely, the AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED is already in the market, with a retail price of $1249.95.