Nikon announced three new wide and ultra-wide angle lenses this morning, including the AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED Gold Ring and AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Gold Ring for full frame sensors, and the AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR, which is intended for use with APS-C sensor cameras.
The AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Gold Ring is Nikon’s first fisheye zoom lens, and is now among the widest fisheyes available, providing a 180 degree, circular field of view at 8mm, and 180 degree diagonal non-circular view when zoomed to 15mm, depending on your creative needs. Along with the 28mm f/1.4, both Gold Ring lenses promise “next generation design” with high resolution across the frame (with high megapixel cameras in mind), and lightweight magnesium alloy bodies, though only the 28mm f/1.4 has been weather sealed.
With 3.5 stops of stabilization, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR is ugly but sharp and lightweight, and should be great for vlogging, shooting tight spaces, or travel and landscape photography. Because of its “Pulse Motor” (stepping motor), the lens is especially quiet and accurate for shooting video.
Pricing & Availability
If you’re ready for Nikon’s new 8-15mm fisheye zoom, it’s ready for you: it will begin shipping immediately (probably when B&H and others open on Thursday) at a price of $1249.95. You will have to wait until late June, however, before your 28mm f/1.4 or 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 start shipping, if you pre-order now at $1999.95 and $309.95, respectively. Amazon.com is taking orders and pre-orders now.