Nikon announces 800mm super-telephoto prime lens
The Japanese company has just unveiled its 800mm super-telephoto, fixed-focal length lens today. Featuring a maximum aperture of F5.6, the new prime lens is fully compatible with full-frame FX and crop-sensor DX-format Nikon dSLRs. Additionally, the lens is also weather-sealed to prevent damange from dust and moisture when used with weathered-sealed dSLRs such as the Nikon D800, D800E and D4.
The benefit of having such a lens in your arsenal means you'll be able to capture very faraway subjects such as wildlife and sports from a distance. Imagine the possibilities of this lens for sports or nature photography. Pairing it with an APS-C dSLR (or even a Nikon 1-series camera) could give photographers an even greater reach.
Pricing and availability for the new 800mm lens have yet to be confirmed. We will update this story when we get more information from the manufacturer.
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