Nikon has just released one of their super lens which is 800mm fixed focal length lens and added it to their vastly growing Nikkor lens line up. This new lens has been made for professional photographers who have been using larger lenses for better results like Canon 1200 which was quite huge as compared to this latest Nikon 800mm lens.
This latest Nikon lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 and can be connected with any Nikon camera from their newly introduced line up of FX-format DSLR cameras. The best thing about this lens is that it will be the longest focal-length which has the Auto-Focus feature, earlier Nikon has made many lenses for longer range usage but non of them had this Auto-focus feature enabled.
This lens has been considered as the best outdoor Photography tool to capture wide range scenes. The previous non auto focus lenses of the same range have been widely used in capturing the scenes from longer distances, Some of them have been used in capturing some sports events as well.
The availability of the new lens is still not confirmed yet there are more chances of showcasing the product on the Photokina shown in the Cologne, in Germany which will be held on July 19 to 22 in Germany. The event have been officially sponsored by Nikon but still no confirmation of launching this new edition of Nikon 800 mm lens at the show.
Same is the case for the price of this lens. Nikon will demand loads of money for this spectacular lens which will make you shot some lifetime best photos and can rank you among the top photographers of the world too. But for most of the photographers simple is that they can’t afford it they have to sell their cars to get one of them. A rough idea is that the price will be around $18,000 to $20,000. However there are other ways, like this site Borrow a lens which will let you make your dreams come true. They are offering some deals for you to rent this Nikon AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens for minimum 3 Days at a rate of $470.
Meanwhile an expert photographer has mention in his comments on a site that the use of this Nikon 800 mm lens isn’t suitable in some conditions. We like to share his words here, ” There are several disadvantages in the 800mm. For one thing, the minimum focusing distance is not as good as say a 600mm or 500mm. Secondly, a 600mm with 1.4X TC will give you 840mm at f5.6. The image quality is excellent and unless you are a pixel peeper, you will not see the difference in image quality. And thirdly, the price of the 800mm is quite a jump from the 600mm. And I suspect that when Nikon update their other long tele lenses like the 300, 400, 500 and 600mm, the 600mm is likely to be cheaper and lighter.”
So after reading those thoughts we recommend you to consult another photographer. :) Meanwhile we have just gathered some photos showing the giant lens in action.