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Nikon developing a 500mm super telephoto with compact Fresnel design

10 days ago   |   By Digital Trends

Nikon will launch a 500mm telephoto lens that's smaller than current options thanks to what's called a Phase Fresnel design. The Phase Fresnel adds a PF to the alphabet soup of lens naming, but it also makes the lens lighter.
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Nikon has a new compact 500mm f/5.6 lens in the works

Nikon has a new compact 500mm f/5.6 lens in the works

11 days ago   |   By TechRadar

It's been a pretty quiet year for Nikon so far, with no new camera announcements and just one lens launched. Now, though, the company has announced the development of a new AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR telephoto prime lens. While Nikon already has the fast AF-S 500mm f/4E FLED VR, the new lens, which will sit alongside that one, should be significantly smaller and lighter thanks to the inclusion of a Phase Fresnel element. We first saw this type of Phase Fresnel lens element in the AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens back in 2015. Weighing in at 755g, that optic was incredibly small and...
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Nikon has a 'significantly smaller and lighter' 500mm lens in the works - CNET

Nikon has a 'significantly smaller and lighter' 500mm lens in the works - CNET

11 days ago   |   By CNET

But ironically no pictures to prove it.
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