And the beat goes on....
Nikon has just announced it's new BEST Phase Fresnel lens( aka Diffractrive Optics for Canon)
Us Canon shooters have been hoping for//expecting something like this since the first 400 DO was released Alllllll the waaaaaay back in 2001.
Well 17 years later and still no joy, but surprise surprise, Nikon has been catching up in the Fresnel game, now offering the dreamed of lightweight 500mm f/5.6 Prime.
- Weighs a fluffy 3.22 pounds!
- ONLY 9.33 inches long! Seriously! That's 500mm f.l. from a scant 237mm!!!!
- Looks sharp as razors! (check out the MTF chart)
This is by far more weight and size savings I would have imagined possible based on Canon's past D.O. offerings.
How much you ask?
You read it right, already for pre-order now
I read on here all day long about people switching for the latest bodies, and have to wonder.
This my friends, would have the younger me, and frankly any budding wildlife shooter that has not yet coughed up $10K for a big white, switching to Nikon in a heartbeat. Looks like a dream lens to me.