Nikon will allegedly announce a new AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens in 2017.
First let’s explain what is AF-P? It is a lens with a stepping motor which allows faster and quieter auto focus which is advantageous for video and also in quiet shooting conditions.
Nikon says that its stepping motor lenses are both faster and quieter than their predecessors, making them quite appealing for video recording. These lenses have two aspherical elements as well as a Super Integrated Coating, with the VR model reducing shake by 4 stops (using the CIPA standard).
Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens Coming Soon
In early 2016, the company has announced the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G lenses. These were the first “AF-P” lenses for Nikon DSLR cameras one with VR and one without.
Nikon is gradually introducing this technology in its lenses. Currently, Nikon has four AF-P NIKKOR lenses, which are all designed for APS-C DSLR cameras:
- Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Lens ($396.95)
- Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens ($346.95)
- Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens ($246.95)
- Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Lens ($196.95)
This lineup of 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens is a budget friendly model with an aperture range of f/4.5 to 5.6. It seems that Nikon will start offering VR and a non-VR models of their “cheaper” lenses.
Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR will be a full-frame compatible lens. It will replace the current AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens.