Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the new AF-S
Zoom-NIKKOR lens with the worlds first 14 mm focal length for f/2.8 to further
strengthen its zoom lens lineup. This new wideangle lens, together with the
simultaneously introduced medium-range AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, and the
existing AF-S Zoom-Nikkor VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED telephoto zoom lens, is part
of an exclusive Nikon high-performance zoom lens system featuring the high f/2.8
aperture and covering a focal range of 14 mm to 200 mm.
This new zoom lens offers a full range of professional features to provide
superior overall performance. In addition to the fast maximum aperture of f/2.8
at all focal lengths, it features a short closest-focusing distance of 0.28
m/0.9 ft. with focal length 18-24mm. Its an ideal lens for both photojournalism
and general photographic needs.
The superb functioning of the newly developed optical system ensures flawless
synchronization with Nikons digital SLRs. The design " featuring ED (Extra-low
Dispersion) glass elements for minimal chromatic aberration, and aspherical
lenses including large-diameter PGM (Precision Glass Molding) elements to
eliminate coma and other types of aberration even at the widest aperture "
provide higher resolution and well-balanced aberration correction. Nano Crystal
Coat, extra-low refractive index coating, virtually eliminates internal lens
element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths, and is particularly
effective in reducing ghosting and flare.
Other important features include Nikons Super Integrated Coating that minimizes
reflection in the wider wavelength range to ensure superior color balance and
reproduction. Nikons exclusive SWM (Silent Wave Motor), incorporated in the
lens body, ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation. M/A mode lets users switch
quickly from automatic to manual focusing, even during AF servo operation, with
virtually no time lag. The rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements
appear more natural. A fixed-type flower-shaped bayonet hood is supplied.
The lens barrel is designed for secure holding, with zoom and focusing rings of
the optimal diameter for smooth rotation, and rubber-coated to provide
comfortable operation while ensuring ample ruggedness.
The new ultra-wideangle, high-speed zoom lens is a significant addition to the
NIKKOR lens lineup, offering serious photographers enhanced shooting flexibility
for a broad range of applications.