The new PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED, Nikon’s first FX-format tilt-shift lens, employ two perspective control rotation mechanisms which means that the lens now allows independent rotation of the tilt and shift axes, which wasn’t the case with the previous generation of Nikon Perspective Control lenses. With an angle of view of 97 degrees, the PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED is Nikon’s widest PC lens to date; and offers up to +/-7.5° of tilt and +/-12mm of shift, plus up to 90° of rotation in either direction. Two aspherical lens elements greatly reduce coma, whilst three extra-low-dispersion glass elements minimise axial chromatic aberration. Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates ghosting and flare throughout the frame, even in backlit situations. Weighing in at 885 grams, the Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens will be available from November, priced at £3,299.99/$3,399.95.
Get ready for control with the new PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19th October 2016: Nikon takes compositional flexibility to a new level with the first FX-format perspective control (PC) lens to employ two PC rotation mechanisms. Ideal for architectural, fine art, and landscape photography, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED is made for photographers who have a keen sense of space.
For its picture angle and unique tilt, shift, and double-layer rotation capabilities, this manual focus lens enables photographers to shoot from the perfect starting point. Both tilt and shift can be engaged individually, and in combination, essentially replicating the movements of a large-format view camera. Photographers can exercise extensive control over the lens’ focal plane, and easily shift to create images unaffected by convergence. Or tilt to create landscapes that are sharp from the foreground to the background, without the need to close the aperture as you would with standard lenses. The 19 mm angle of view is ideal for large structures and spaces, and the unique optical construction ensures the distortion common in wide-angle lenses is minimised, even at the edges of the frame.
Dirk Jasper, Product Marketing Manager, Nikon Europe, says: “This FX-format lens is a long-awaited addition to Nikon’s line-up of NIKKOR lenses with perspective control. Developed in response to the demands of professionals who work with PC lenses, it offers a powerful combination of picture angle and uncompromised image quality right to the edge of the frame.”
Summary of key features
19 mm ultra-wide angle of view
The 19 mm angle of view means photographers can capture the true proportions of a scene, or take in more of the structure and less of the foreground.
High precision: legendary NIKKOR quality
Two aspherical lens elements greatly reduce coma and other types of aberration. Three extra-low-dispersion glass elements minimise axial chromatic aberration. Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates ghosting and flare throughout the frame, even in backlit situations.
Double-layer PC rotation: shoot from the perfect starting point
Both tilt and shift can be engaged individually, or in combination. Tilt can be rotated independently up to 90° in either direction, and the whole lens can also be rotated up to 90°.
Smooth operator: superb build, exceptional ergonomics
The sturdy shift mechanism allows for smooth operation. The lens is compact and weighs approximately 885 g. And it boasts Nikon’s fluorine coating, which actively repels water, dust and dirt without compromising image quality.