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Nikon announces the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II and AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III

Nikon Inc. today announced two new NIKKOR optics that deliver the pinnacle of image quality for professional photographers who demand super telephoto capabilities.

The new, fast aperture AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II super telephoto lens and AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III deliver images with stunning edge-to-edge sharpness and clarity throughout the frame.
Both optics are compatible with the FX format ...
Nikon announces the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II and AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III - digital camera and photography newsA fast telephoto lens offering built-in Vibration Reduction (VR II), and the world's first telephoto converter to utilize an aspherical lens element, extending focal length by 2×, both compatible with the FX format


TOKYO — Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of two new lens products, compatible with the FX format. The fast telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens is equipped with vibration reduction (VR II) that reduces the effects of camera shake equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four stops. The AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III, is the world's first teleconverter* to utilize an aspherical lens element.

Nikon's development of the FX-format D3-series and D700 digital-SLR cameras has received tremendous support from professional and advanced amateur photographers. Nikon is expanding NIKKOR lens and accessory lineups by releasing new, high-performance products compatible with the FX format, allowing us to cater to the more advanced demands of users.

* As of December 10, 2009 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation).


AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II primary features
•Built-in vibration reduction (VR II) offering camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately 4 stops
•The addition of A/M (autofocus with manual override; AF priority) focus mode prevents accidental switching from autofocus to manual focus. Along with M/A (autofocus with manual override; manual priority) mode, which enables manual focusing by rotating the focus ring while autofocus is operating and M (manual) mode, this makes for a total of three focus modes.
•The lens optics and Nano Crystal Coat so well received with previous lenses have been adopted without modification

For additional information on the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II click here


AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III primary features
•An FX-format compatible teleconverter that extends the focal length of the primary lens by 2X*
•The world's first teleconverter to utilize an aspherical lens element
•A new optical design that offers superior contrast and resolution
•Utilization of an aspherical lens element enabled a more compact and lightweight teleconverter

For additional information on the AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III click here
December 10, 2009
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