NIKKOR Lenses — The heart of the Total Imaging System

The heart of Nikon’s Total Imaging System, NIKKOR lenses are respected by the world’s leading photographers because of their exceptional sharpness, accuracy and durability. Used consistently on Nikon SLR cameras and NIKKOR lenses for over half a century, the Nikon F-mount format has been a trusted friend of passionate photographers since Nikon's F-SLR cameras were first introduced. Maintaining the same basic lens mount structure for so long means that users have access to an ever-broadening, ever-growing array of compatible lenses that can be used now and far into the future. Because professionals have to work to their best ability in any lighting situation, the ability to render better, sharper images is indispensable. NIKKOR is optically designed for better performance no matter what the location, intensity or direction of your light source in relation to the camera. Its Super Integrated Coating (SIC) is applied to all NIKKOR lenses for reducing ghost and flare, while lenses with Nikon’s exclusive, state-of the art Nano Crystal Coat minimize ghost and flare effects even when the light source is in the frame. NIKKOR lenses are rugged, as well. In order to withstand the rough conditions inherent to difficult assignments, NIKKOR lenses have undergone rigorous tests and are engineered to meet the highest standards of working photographers everywhere.

The NIKKOR advantage

In order to get the best out of Nikon’s flagship cameras, NIKKOR designers create lenses built to optimize D3X and D3S performance.

NIKKOR is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation in Japan and the USA.

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II: Fast, telephoto zoom optimized for FX format

  • Constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 at all focal lengths
  • Vibration reduction (VR II) equivalent to increases in shutter speed by four steps
  • A new optical design utilizing seven ED glass elements
  • Ghost and flare suppression with Nano Crystal Coat
  • A Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for superior autofocus that is smooth and quiet
  • Three focus modes built in: M, M/A, A/M
  • Aperture diaphragm utilizing an odd number of rounded blades (nine) for natural blur characteristics
  • Shooting at distances as close as 1.4 m throughout the entire zoom range

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED: Ultra-wide-angle, high-speed zoom lens

  • Constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 at all focal lengths
  • Enhanced optical formulas, engineered to produce exceptional sharpness, contrast and color, render outstanding image integrity
  • ED glass elements minimize chromatic aberration to deliver stunning sharpness and contrast
  • Aspherical lenses including large-diameter PGM elements eliminate various types of lens aberration even at the widest aperture
  • Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghost and flare effects, contributing to even greater image integrity
  • (IF) internal focusing maintains constant barrel length when focusing
  • Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) realizes quiet and fast AF operation with superior tracking ability
  • 0.28 m/0.9 ft. closest focusing distance with focal length 18-24 mm
  • M/A Mode Switch for fast switching between auto and manual focusing
  • Engineered to Nikon professional D-SLR standards to effectively resist dust and moisture

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED: Standard zoom lens with constant f/2.8 aperture

  • Constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 at all focal lengths
  • Enhanced optical formulas, engineered to produce exceptional sharpness, contrast and color, render outstanding image integrity
  • ED glass elements minimize chromatic aberration to deliver stunning sharpness and contrast
  • Aspherical lenses including large-diameter PGM elements eliminate various types of lens aberration even at the widest aperture
  • Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghost and flare effects, contributing to even greater image integrity
  • (IF) internal focusing maintains constant barrel length when focusing
  • Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) realizes quiet and fast AF operation with superior tracking ability
  • 0.38 m/1.2 ft. closest focusing distance with focal length 35-50 mm
  • M/A Mode Switch for fast switching between auto and manual focusing
  • Engineered to Nikon professional D-SLR standards to effectively resist dust and moisture

Lineup

PC Lenses

PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED

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PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED

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PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D

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Micro Lens

AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED

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Normal Lens

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

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Zoom Lenses

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

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AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

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Telephoto Lenses

AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR

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AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR

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AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR

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Nikon Speedlights — Flashes of Brilliance

Nikon Creative Lighting System

Note: The images below were taken with the D3S and SB-900.

• Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED • Exposure: [M] mode, 1/250 second, f/7.1 • White balance: Auto • Sensitivity: ISO 640 • Picture Control: Standard
©Bill Frakes

• Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II • Exposure: [M] mode, 1/125 second, f/20 • White balance: Auto • Sensitivity: ISO 640 • Picture Control: Standard
©Bill Frakes

Scene Recognition System for i-TTL flash control

With the Scene Recognition System of the D3S and D3X flagship cameras, most sophisticated digital SLR lighting systems become even more intelligent. No matter which compatible Nikon Speedlights you use — the SB-900, SB-600 or SB-400 — you will appreciate the i-TTL improvements, especially when using a single Speedlight. That’s because instead of using the conventional 5-segment Multi Sensor to evaluate monitor pre-flashes in i­TTL Balanced Fill-Flash, the D3S and D3X utilize the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor for a more refined flash metering evaluation.

With this system, overexposure is reduced to a degree never before achieved, even with small subjects, which tend to be overexposed. Metering accuracy for a scene containing highly reflective objects has also been improved. These improvements are made possible with the highlight analysis function of the Scene Recognition System, which correctly calculates the brightness range to be reproduced and determines background exposure. This level of single-Speedlight sophistication can be indispensable for photojournalists or other professionals who rarely have a second chance to make the shot.

Nikon Creative Lighting System

Enjoy complete control of your lighting environment. The Nikon Creative Lighting System supports various flash control features, including Advanced Wireless Lighting. You can control up to four groups of Nikon Speedlights, including the Master/Commander SB-900 and three remote i-TTL Speedlight groups. Advanced Wireless Lighting is as easy to use as an on-camera Speedlight: set flash modes, turn Speedlight groups on or off, and even control the flash exposure compensation, all from an on-camera Speedlight or Commander. Any photographer can experiment with the seemingly limitless creative potential of the system. There is no limit to the number of Speedlights in each group, giving you almost complete control over how you light your subject.

Wireless Transmitter — Quicken the workflow

Wireless Transmitter WT-4A/B/C/D/E*1 (optional)

Photographers and editors working in large, crowded venues know well the logistical nightmare of loading, editing and backing up images on assignment. Now with the WT-4A/B/C/D/E, which supports IEEE 802.11a as well as IEEE 802.11b/g, the reach of wireless image transmission has made radical strides toward speed, simplicity and efficiency. To quicken the workflow, the supplied Thumbnail Selector lets you automatically transmit thumbnails from the transmitter’s buffer memory to a remote personal computer first, where an editor can select the desired images before the complete data is sent. That way, only the full data from desired images has to go through, saving precious assignment hours. This is especially useful for teams of photographers, as up to five cameras can be connected at one time. Supporting wide-ranging network and protocols, the WT-4A/B/C/D/E is compatible with a variety of environments. Image transfer using wired LAN*2 is also available via Ethernet.

*1 Product name varies according to region, depending on local frequency channels available.

*2 Pre-installation of supplied software is required.

Note: The WT-4A/B/C/D/E can be used to upload movies in transfer mode if Auto send or Send folders is not selected in Transfer settings. Movies cannot be uploaded in thumbnail select mode.

WT-4A/B/C/D/E connected with the D3S
WT-4A/B/C/D/E can also be used with the D3X, D300S , D700 and D300.

Supplied case

The supplied holder case can be attached to a belt or hung from the neck or shoulder with a neck strap.

GPS Compatibility — Record time and place

GPS Unit: GP-1 (optional)

With the optional GPS Unit GP-1, location information such as latitude, longitude, altitude and time, received via satellite, are automatically recorded to each image’s EXIF data. This makes it easy to exchange data, create an original map or display the location of an image on Google Maps™ using ViewNX. This feature is very important for photographers who need the exact time and location of a shot, such as reporters, travel photographers and academic researchers.

Time Adjustment

Professional assignments often require long distance travel. With the D3S, using the GP-1, you can adjust your camera’s time regardless of where you use it. Time adjustment function is also useful when you team up with other photographers to tackle an assignment as a group. In such situations, it is important that each camera’s clock is correctly adjusted, especially for the post-production image selection and editing process. By synchronizing the clocks of several D3S cameras via GP-1, your team will be ready for group assignments.

Software - Enhanced workflow efficiency

Nikon Transfer (provided): Easy and efficient for organizing image workflow

  • Transfer to a primary and backup location with one click
  • Add labels, ratings, captions and IPTC information on the fly including customized settings for each shoot
  • Rename images as they are transferred including date and time tagging
  • Supplied with the D3S and D3X
Nikon Transfer system requirements
  Windows Macintosh
OS Pre-installed versions of Windows Vista (Service Pack 2; runs in 32-bit emulation mode under 64-bit versions) or Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3) Mac OS X version 10.3.9, 10.4.11, 10.5.7
CPU 1 GHz or higher Intel Celeron/Pentium 4/Core series 1 GHz or higher Power PC G4/G5, Intel Core series/Xeon series
RAM 256 MB or more for Windows XP, 512 MB or more for Windows Vista 256 MB or more
Hard disk Requires 60 MB or more for installation, 1 GB or more for OS startup
Monitor 800 x 600 pixels (1,024 x 768 pixels recommended) with 16-bit color or more 800 x 600 pixels (1,024 x 768 pixels recommended) with 16.7 million colors or more
File Compatibility
  • Images, movies, sound files and image dust off data created by Nikon digital cameras
Others CD-ROM drive required for installation

ViewNX (provided): Powerful and fast browser for NEF/JPEG shooters

Browsing, sorting and categorizing have reached new levels of sophistication with ViewNX software. ViewNX treats captured RAW + JPEG files simultaneously as one file, enabling more efficient image browsing.
That means you can look at the JPEG, then check the RAW file details with one simple click.
Easy RAW processing is also possible, and you can categorize images by scenes via labels and sort them by importance through ratings for an efficient filtered display. You can also edit XMP and IPTC information for better control of the captured images.
Other advantages of ViewNX software include:

  • Fast thumbnail and preview display
  • TSimpler operation, sophisticated user interface and efficient workflow
  • Collaboration with Nikon Transfer and Capture NX 2
  • Working with Picture Control Utility, Picture Controls can be customized and applied to selected images
  • Printing function, e-mail transmission, and slide show
  • Available to show GPS data on Google Maps™

Thumbnail display (ViewNX)

ViewNX system requirements
  Windows Macintosh
OS Pre-installed versions of Windows Vista (Service Pack 2; runs in 32-bit emulation mode under 64-bit versions) or Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3) Mac OS X version 10.3.9, 10.4.11, 10.5.7
CPU 1 GHz or higher Intel Celeron/Pentium 4/Core series Power PC G4/G5, Intel Core series/Xeon series
RAM 512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended) for Windows XP, 1 GB or more (1.5 GB or more recommended) for Windows Vista 512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)
Hard disk Requires 50 MB or more for installation, 500 MB or more for OS startup (1 GB or more recommended)
Monitor 1,024 x 768 pixels with 24-bit color (True Color) or more 1,024 x 768 pixels with 16.7 million colors or more
File Compatibility
  • Images, movies, sound files and image dust off data created by Nikon digital cameras
  • NEF, TIFF (RGB) and JPEG format images and MOV, AVI, MPEG1 and WMV format movies generated by Nikon application software
Others CD-ROM drive required for installation

Capture NX 2 (optional): Powerful tools for quick and easy photo editing

  • Modify color and details quickly and precisely
  • Quickly fix distracting image elements with the Auto Retouch Brush
  • Select any area for adjustment without the need for complicated layers or masks
  • Full support for all NEF (RAW) settings

For more information or to download trial version, please visit http://www.capturenx.com/

Image processing with Capture NX 2

Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.2.3 system requiements
  Windows Macintosh
OS Pre-installed versions of Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)* or Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3)
* Runs in 32-bit emulation mode under 64-bit versions.
Mac OS X version 10.4.11, 10.5.8
CPU Pentium 4 or better Power PC G4/G5, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Xeon or better
RAM 768 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)
Hard disk 200 MB required for installation
Monitor 1,024 x 768 pixels or more (1,280 x 1,024 pixels or more recommended) with 16-bit color or more (32-bit color recommended) 1,024 x 768 pixels or more (1,280 x 1,024 pixels or more recommended) with 64,000 colors or more (16.7 million colors or more recommended)
Others
  • CD-ROM drive required for installation
  • Internet connection required to utilize Nikon Message Center
  • Environment for recognizing operation-guaranteed memory cards required to import/export Custom Picture Controls

Camera Control Pro 2 (optional): Enhanced productivity for remote shooting

  • Full control of Live View, Picture Control, 51-point AF system, and White Balance Fine-tuning is available
  • Permits remote camera control and image transfer to a computer using wireless LAN, when working with the optional WT-4A/B/C/D/E Wireless Transmitter
  • Immediate confirmation of the thumbnails of captured images is available on the computer monitor
  • Deletion of unwanted images is possible prior to actual data transfer to the computer for improved workflow productivity
  • Captured images can be displayed in ViewNX
Camera Control Pro Ver. 2.7.0 system requirements
  Windows Macintosh
OS Pre-installed versions of Windows 7* or Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)* or Windows XP Home edition/Professional (Service Pack 3)
* Runs in 32-bit emulation mode under 64-bit versions.
Mac OS X version 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6
CPU 1 GHz or higher Intel Celeron/Pentium 4/Core series 1 GHz or higher Power PC G4/G5, Intel Core series/Xeon series
RAM 256 MB or more (512 MB or more with Windows 7 and Windows Vista), 768 MB or more recommended 256 MB or more (512 MB or more with Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6), 768 MB or more recommended
Hard disk Requires 50 MB or more for installation, 1 GB or more for running Requires 100 MB or more for installation, 1 GB or more for running
Monitor 1,024 x 768 pixels or more with 24-bit color (True Color) or more
Interface* USB: Only built-in USB ports supported USB: Only built-in USB ports supported
Firewire: Only Firewire ports supported
Others
  • CD-ROM drive required for installation
  • Internet connection may be required
  • IEEE 1394 connection (D1 series) not supported
  • CD-ROM drive required for installation
  • Internet connection may be required

* (Windows) Operation when connected with USB hub is not guaranteed.
* (Macintosh) Operation when connected with USB hub or Firewire hub is not guaranteed.

Image Authentication Software (optional): Protect the integrity of valuable data

  • Indicates whether an actual image has been altered
  • Any change in XMP and IPTC information can also be clarified
  • Software update of version 1.1.0 is required
Image Authentication Software system requirements
  Windows
OS Pentium 4, 1 GHz or higher (or equivalent) recommended
CPU Pre-installed versions of 32bit Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) or Windows XP Home Edition / Professional (Service Pack 3), or Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 4)
RAM 512 MB or more recommended
Hard disk Requires 50 MB for installation, and 200 MB for running the software
Monitor 800 x 600 pixels or more with 16-bit color (High Color/thousands of colors)
File Compatibility USB : Supports built-in USB ports
Note : Operation is not guaranteed when connection has been made to a USB hub.
Others
  • CD-ROM drive required for installation
  • Internet connection may be required
  • Update to ver. 1.1 required