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Nikon Adds Lightweight Lens

7/12/2011 01:40:00 PM Eastern
Melville, N.Y. - Nikon introduced Tuesday a lightweight Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX lens to its SLR lens family.

The lightweight lens, which is best suited for use with Nikon's DX series d-SLR cameras that use APS-C cropped image sensors, is billed as being versatile and offering macro (extreme close-up) shooting capabilities. It carries a $280 suggested retail price and is said to be "perfect for capturing in-depth details or general portraiture with a minimum focusing distance of just 0.53 feet (6.4 inches)."

It is also well suited to HD video shooting, offering a life-size 1:1 reproduction ratio.
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