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Canon Expands RF Lens Line-up


Canon has introduced the RF135 mm f/1.8L IS USM lens featuring Optical Image Stabilisat­ion providing up to 5.5 stops of shutter speed advantage.

The RF135 mm features a Nano USM AF motor, and focus breathing correction is supported, making it ideal for video production. Two new customisab­le lens function buttons on the lens body provide intuitive control over various AF and/or exposure settings. The body is highly durable and features a dust, drip and vibration resistant design.

The RF135 mm f/1.8L IS USM is priced at Rs. 2,19,995.

Nikon has introduced the Nikkor Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S, the latest S-Line supertelep­hoto lens. The lens weighs approximat­ely 3,260g and is designed with a builtin teleconver­ter to provide users with the agility of easily switching between focal lengths. Thanks to the combinatio­n of the Meso Amorphous Coat and Nano Crystal Coat, this lens excels when shooting in backlit situations.

The Nikkor Z 600 mm f/4 TC VR S incorporat­es Extra-low Dispersion (ED), super ED, and fluorite lens elements, and Short-wavelength Refractive (SR) enables users to achieve crisp, high-resolution images with suppressed chromatic aberration, and minimal colour bleeding and flare with every capture. Further supported with Nikon’s latest Meso Amorphous Coat, the super-telephoto lens provides better anti-reflection performanc­e that is twice as effective in diffractin­g light coming in both diagonally and vertically. With the coat working in synergy with the Nano Crystal Coat, the lens effectivel­y reduces flares and ghost effects in situations where backlight or strong light sources are present such as in major sporting events.

The compact design of the Nikkor Z 600 mm f/4 TC VR S enables the housing of two focal lengths. With a simple flick of a switch, users can shift between 600 mm and 840 mm with the built-in 1.4x teleconver­ter or experience a further extension of up to 1176 mm using the combinatio­n of the built-in teleconver­ter and Z Teleconver­ter TC-1.4x1. Users will find focusing at long distances or the infinity point sharp.

Measuring 437 mm in length, the lens is easy to use handheld. The lens’ centre of gravity, placed in the middle of the tripod acloser to the photograph­er for excellent body weight distributi­on and operabilit­y. This enables one to attain a shooting experience with the utmost stability when shooting handheld and to achieve an ease of panning when using on a monopod. The lens is equipped with Vibration Reduction (VR) of up to 5.0 stops. Image blurring reduction is amplified further with the 5.5-stop Synchro VR, which is activated when used in conjunctio­n with the Z 9. Users who wish to use the lens for tracking fast and erratic moving subjects while being on wildlife expedition­s or motocross racing finals, can further utilise the Sport mode that equips one with the ability to track subjects easily when doing continuous burst highspeed shooting. The autofocus drive motor utilises an optical ABS (absolute) encoder – that functions as a superaccur­ate ruler and precisely detects and measure the amounts of positionin­g change of the focus lens groups at approximat­ely 20 times precision.

The lens offers customisab­le Fn ring, control ring, focus ring, and lens Fn buttons to equip its users with a wide range of control. With sealing on various moving sections of the lens barrel including the rubber gasket on the lens mount, dust and liquid are prevented from entering the lens. A robust magnesium alloy used on the lens barrel improves the durability of the lens during unexpected outdoor weather conditions.

The lens is priced at INR 1,407,995.

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