Nikon to ship AF-S 85mm f/1.8G in March for US$499.95
Thursday, January 5, 2012 | by Rob Galbraith
Nikon has also announced the AF-S 85mm f/1.8G, an update of the fast aperture telephoto that features a nine-element optical design, seven-blade aperture diaphragm, Silent Wave autofocus with focus mode switch (M/A and M) on the lens barrel, 31.5in/80cm close focusing distance, 67mm filter size, minimum aperture of f/16, FX Format coverage (the lens is compatible with DX Format SLRs too), a weight of 12.4oz/350g and a general appearance that's similar to the AF-S 85mm f/1.4, only smaller.
The new lens, like the AF 85mm f/1.8D it replaces, does not incorporate Nikon's Vibration Reduction technology.
The AF-S 85mm f/1.8G , with Lens Hood HB-62 and Lens Case CL-1015, will be available in March at an expected street price of US$499.95 in the U.S. In Canada, the manufacturer's suggested retail price is CDN$529.95 and the ship date has been set for March 22.
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