Nikon 500mm f/5.6E Coming September, Full Frame Mirrorless Announcement Within Weeks

Here is a quick update on upcoming Nikon full frame mirrorless cameras and AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens.

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First Leaked Image of AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens (Less than 1kg)

The first image of recently announced AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens now already got leaked online. Moscow-based photojournalist Pavel Bednyakov was invited to a Nikon party in Moscow yesterday and posted a picture of the lens on his twitter account:
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AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens Development Announced !

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Nikon today announced the development of AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens. This lens is designed to be a “lightweight” 500mm prime lens for photographers who want something like that for their big, heavy, clunky DSLR camera. Similar as previous AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens. By design, a Phase Fresnel element reduces chromatic aberration introduced by traditional refractive elements, while also reducing the overall length required to achieve high focal length magnification. This usually results in a decrease in total number of lens elements, as well as in overall size and weight.

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