It seems that Nikon, as Canon, has turned their attentions to their aging, and extremely expensive super-telephoto lens line. According to the latest reports, two Nikon super-telephoto primes will soon be getting an upgrade.
According to the report over on Nikon Rumors, Nikon is gearing up to announce updated 500mm and 600mm F/4 lenses within the next 30 to 60 days. The new lenses will be lighter, smaller, with improved image stabilization and – as you would expect – be more expensive.
These two new super-telephoto primes will also feature Nikon’s FL (Fluorite) elements, which should bring with it a significant performance boost over the current Nikon 500mm and 600mm F/4 lenses.
There is no exact announcement date scheduled at this point and no price point. But the current models retail for $8300 and $9600 respectively, so you can be sure that the new models will be at least that expensive, likely more so. So, start saving those pennies now!
Assuming most of you probably couldn’t care less about some new super expensive super-telephoto lenses, what lenses would you like to see Nikon come out with next after these super telephotos are out of the way?