New High-end Nikon Telephoto Lenses Will Feature Fluorine Coating

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)

What is Nikon’s fluorine coating?

via NR

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