GL Optics who has been rehousing lenses for a few years has introduced its new NIKKOR 50-300MM T4.6 Zoom.
The lens covers a 36mm picture circle so it would work with full body cameras. GL Optics has improved the shut focus skill and fitted a brand new 15-blade iris.
The NIKKOR 50-300MM T4.6 weighs 4.7kg / 10.36 lbs. The main target rotation of the lens is 330 levels and the entrance diameter is 136mm.
Sure, it’s a pretty heavy lens, however having a 50-300mm vary at a relentless T4.6 makes it very versatile as properly.
I consider this lens is predicated on the final model of the AI Zoom-Nikkor 50-300mm f/4.5 that was launched in 1977. The primary model of this lens, the Zoom-Nikkor Auto 50-300mm f/4.5, was arguably the primary high-power zoom lens that subsequently laid the trail for future lenses with giant zoom ratios.
The unique Zoom-Nikkor Auto 50-300mm lens was launched in 1967, the fourth to comply with the Zoom-Nikkor Auto 43-86mm f/3.5 (launched in 1963). All early Zoom-Nikkor lenses, starting with the 43-86mm, have been designed by Mr. Takashi Higuchi. There even got here a time when Mr. Higuchi was routinely related to all zoom work at Nikon.
The unique Zoom-Nikkor Auto 50-300mm f/4.5 was launched in 1967, one 12 months after the Nikon Tremendous Zoom 8. It was designed by Mr. Takashi Higuchi, who on the time, was routinely related to all zoom work at Nikon.
The lens was giant and costly and it wasn’t a business success, nevertheless, it was utilized by sports activities and nature photographers on the time. The brand new Zoom-Nikkor 50-300mm f/4.5 with a brand new exterior and multi-layer coating was launched in 1975, and a successor mannequin, the AI Zoom-Nikkor 50-300mm f/4.5 was launched two years later, in 1977.
This isn’t the primary time somebody has rehoused a 50-300mm lens. GL Optics additionally makes a transformed Canon FD 50-300mm T4.9 lens that weighs 5.7kg / 12.56 lbs.
Worth & availability
GL optics sells the NIKKOR 50-300MM T4.6 Zoom for $9,500 USD, though I’ve seen it on sale at FJS Worldwide for $8,800 USD.