Nikon has announced the development of a super-telephoto, fixed focal length lens to add to its line-up of full frame (FX) Nikkor lenses. The 800mm, f/5.6, AF-S lens with Vibration Reduction will be fully compatible with the auto focus system of all Nikon FX-format cameras.
Robert Cristina, Manager, Nikon Professional Services, Europe said: "We are very excited to showcase a ground-breaking new milestone in NIKKOR development at this summer’s major sporting events. “It reflects our on-going philosophy to turn ‘feedback into fact’ for the world’s leading news, sports and wildlife photographers."
Professional photographers at the Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England, will get the chance to see a prototype of the new lens and it will also be on show to the general public at Photokina 2012.
An on-sale date, suggested retail price and further specifications will be announced by Nikon Corporation at a later date.
For more information on Nikon's line-up of lenses, visit their website: Nikon UK