Rumor: Nikon Will Add Fluorine Coating to the Rest of Its High-End Tele Lineup

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If you were impressed by Nikon’s demonstration of its fluorine lens coating (re-embedded below for your viewing pleasure) then you’ll be happy to hear this bit of rumor news from Nikon Rumors.

According to the rumor site, the Japanese camera company is planning to upgrade the rest of its high-end telephoto lenses with the fluorine coating that is currently only found on the Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 and the new 400mm f/2.8.

The upgrades are said to be released over the next 1-2 years, and will include the Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II, 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II, 500mm f/4G ED VR, 600mm f/4G ED VR and 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II. Also mentioned by NR, and lending some credence to this rumor, is the fact that the first four of those five lenses are currently back-ordered at most major retailers.

  • AList_AL

    I wonder how this compares to the Tokina Rain Dispersion Filters demoed at IBC last year.


    nikon.. always a lttle to late….

  • docholliday666

    Exactly…this is news how? Canon’s fluorine coated theirs a while back, as well as filter makers, etc.

  • arachnophilia

    canon uses fluorite (the mineral form of calcium fluoride, fluoride being an anion of fluorine) to make internal elements.

    it’s unclear what exactly nikon is making their coatings from, and how (or indeed, IF) they are deriving these coatings from fluorine, which is a gas at room temperatures.

  • ninpou_kobanashi

    Maybe they are using this kinda process?

  • ninpou_kobanashi

    I’m happy these coatings are coming (^_^).

  • arachnophilia

    seems like a likely candidate!

  • docholliday666

    A lot of their new lenses have the coating…including the TC v III’s. Go read those descriptions too. The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X has it. Go to Canon’s site, look up the lens and read that last line in overview.

    BTW, I quite know the difference between a mineral and an element. But, YOU should read the product before attempting to make a high school chemistry comment!