Here are new Updates on Nikon NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Lens ahead of the official announcement. The upcoming telephoto prime lens will be announced on April 4th, 2022. B&H already published the product page for the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S lens.
The NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S is an S-Line lens, delivering powerful rendering with outstanding resolution while thoroughly reducing color bleeding. By adopting a PF (Phase Fresnel) lens that enables a compact and lightweight body, it is highly portable despite being a super-telephoto lens. With its high rendering performance and superb mobility, this lens will be an excellent choice for many types of photographers ranging from advanced amateurs to professionals.
Considering that the conventional “AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR” is a large lens with a total length of 461mm and a weight of 4,590g for $16,296.95, this new Nikon NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S lens becomes a surprisingly small, lightweight and low-priced lens.
Nikon Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR PF S lens updates
- Official announcement: April 4th or April 6th (±1 day)
- Scheduled to start shipping in May
- Professional-grade lens with “amazing” performance
- Optical performance equivalent to the F-mount lens “Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR“
- Price: Approximately $6,000 based on leaks from China (check the pricing info at B&H)
- Weight: 2.3kg (half the weight of the F mount version)
- This lens has already started mass production
See Nikon Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR PF S lens hands-on previews below :
Nikon Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR PF S lens hands-on previews
Phase Fresnel Explained
The PF (Phase Fresnel) lens, developed by Nikon, effectively compensates chromatic aberration utilizing the photo diffraction phenomenon*. It provides superior chromatic aberration compensation performance when combined with a normal glass lens. Compared to many general camera lenses that employ an optical system using the photorefractive phenomenon, a remarkably compact and lightweight body can be attained with less number of lens elements.
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