|The fisheye lens is capable of focusing down to just 14cms. The digital fisheye images in NEF (RAW) format can now be automatically corrected with the new Nikon Capture 4 software.|
Both DX Nikkor lenses offer extremely low coma,, lateral aberration and improved MTF over their respective 135 format cousins the AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8D IF-ED and AF Fisheye Nikkor 16mm f2.8D. The new DX Nikkors supplements a Nikkor lens range that delivers consistent picture angles whichever DX format sensor body (or bodies) are being used.
The new AF-S DX 17-55mm f2.8G IF-ED is a high-quality wide-angle zoom lens designed for general photographic situations. The focal range of 17-55mm is equivalent to 25,5-82,5mm on a 35mm camera. The optical design enables a high 3.2 zoom ratio to be implemented with a fast aperture of f2.8 without sacrificing performance of handling. The lens incorporates 3 ED (Extra Low Dispersion) and 3 aspherical glasses in a 10 group 14 element construction. Intended to offer improved quality and flexibility over the AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8D ED lens (designed for 135 format) the new AF-S DX 17-55,, f2,8G IF-ED also incorporates a SWM for whisper-quiet and fast Auto focus and aspherical elements for minimal distortion.
Both lenses are expected to be available around autumn 2003.