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Nikon 70-400 prototype

arbor54


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arbor54 Basic Member
Mon 09-Oct-00 11:42 PM

LAST EDITED ON Oct-10-00 AT 01:44 AM (GMT)

This lens may be old news to all of you pros, but I haven't seen it mentioned yet. I was fortunate enough to get to examine Nikon's prototype 70-400 lens with a type of image stabilization function. I cannot remember what they called the system (vibration dampening?), but it was very interesting. After focusing on an object, even hand-held out to 400mm, you push the stabilization button and the image noticeably steadies. The lens was small and compact for it's focal length range. I do not know when it is due out, but I think the price is going to be in the $1400. to $1500. range (U.S.).

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