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January 30, 2013

Nikon’s new bazooka costs $17,899

Along with the new CoolPix cameras, Nikon also released pair of FX lenses; a zoom lens (wide-angle 18-35mm f/3.5 – 4.5G ED) and a bank-breaking telephoto prime lens (AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR).

The new Nikkor bazooka has a native focal length of 800mm with an f/5.6 opening. That’s long right? In fact it’s the longest lens on Nikon’s stable, but users can still go longer as the this bad boy comes with a teleconverter which extends the length to 1000mm. The downside about it though is that the aperture will drop to f/7.1.

Nikkor 800mm

As mentioned earlier, this lens isn’t for everybody, especially if you don’t have little over Php700k to invest on a big ass lens. But if money isn’t an issue for you and you profession/hobby requires you to have one, we’re guessing that it’s gonna be worth every cent.

Nikkor 18-35mm

Now let’s get to the more realistically priced full-frame lens, the AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5 – 4.5G ED. This USD750 wide-angle lens is imbued with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for a fast and silent autofocusing. It’s also lightweight (385g) and compact, making it a perfect companion to your full-frame Nikon DSLR.

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7 Responses to “Nikon’s new bazooka costs $17,899”

  1. prime says:

    “a prime (wide-angle 18-35mm f/3.5 – 4.5G ED)” – this is not a prime lens, this is a zoom lens :-)

  2. prime says:

    “a bank-breaking telephoto lens (AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR)” – this is a telephoto prime lens

    prime lens is a fixed focal length lens e.g. 24mm, 50mm, 100mm, etc

    zoom lens has a range of focal length e.g. 18-35, 17-40, 24-70, 100-300 etc etc

    just sharing :-)

  3. Iyan Sommerset
    Twitter: iyansommerset

    700k is insane to spend on a lens. But then again, with that monster, you probably can see Russia from Alaska.

  4. satan says:

    id buy a car with 700k, or a house

  5. this is a good investment in terms of capturing leaked photos :)

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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