Nikon is rumored to add a fluorine coating to all of its high-end telephoto lenses. The list of upgrade candidates includes five models getting replaced within two years.
All lenses with a fluorine coating will employ the “FL” designation and this coating makes the lenses more resistant to dirt, dust, grease, and water droplets.
Nikon’s fluorine coating currently presented in the 800mm f/5.6 and the newly announced 400mm f/2.8 lenses. Now there are five new models that are being replaced.
The list includes the 200mm, 300mm, 500mm, 600mm, and 200-400mm. Most of them are currently back-ordered in the major US stores. See below.
New High-end Nikon Telephoto Lenses Will Feature Fluorine Coating
- Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II (back-ordered at Amazon, Adorama)
- Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II (back-ordered at Amazon, Adorama)
- Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR (back-ordered at Amazon, Adorama)
- Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR (back-ordered at Adorama)
- Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II (in stock)