Nikon has a new prime lens up its sleeve.
The company said it is currently developing what will be called the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens, which it promises will be “significantly smaller and lighter than comparable predecessors” thanks to the incorporation of a Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element. The PF element allows the company to combat chromatic aberration using lighter and smaller glass than conventional approaches.
Nikon has another telephoto prime with a PF element, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens, introduced in January 2015.
Nikon says the lens will be “small and light enough to use hand-held in a wide variety of situations where a photographer must capture unpredictable and fast-moving subjects.”
Pricing, availability and additional specs will be announced at a later date.