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Super Wide PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED brings New Functionality

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New from Nikon is the latest perspective control lens (designated PC) in the NIKKOR lens lineup, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED, a tilt-shift offering that will help photographers master perspective and depth-of-field. For storytellers who yearn to capture optically-challenging subjects like cityscapes and architecture, interiors or unique landscapes, this lens offers 97° of coverage – the widest focal length of any PC lens in the NIKKOR family. Tilt the lens to sharpen focus throughout a scene or create a miniature effect, or shift2 to adjust perspective in-camera, create panoramas or eliminate converging lines. For the first time with a NIKKOR PC lens, the direction of tilt operation can be made parallel or perpendicular to shift, offering users nearly unprecedented ability to control perspective, focus and depth-of-field, without having to lock and unlock to make adjustments.

Sporting a super-wide 19mm focal length, the lens provides a unique perspective ideal for shooting horizontal or vertical panoramas, or even filmmaking. With this ultra-wide angle in mind, the latest FX-format NIKKOR offering was crafted with three ED and two aspherical elements that help combat distortion and glare, while virtually eliminating chromatic aberration and coma, even at the widest aperture settings. The lens also features core NIKKOR technologies such as Nano Crystal Coat to combat ghosting and flare, an electromagnetic diaphragm for fast auto-exposure control, as well as a Fluorine coat that helps resist dirt, water spots and smudges. Ready for a variety of challenging ultra-wide applications, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED is a powerful tool for discerning photographers looking for full creative and perspective control. It joins three other Gold Ring Series PC lenses in Nikon’s line-up; the PC-E NIKKOR 24mm F3.5D ED, PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED and the PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D.

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Model Nikon F mount CPU built-in E-type, PC lens
Focal length 19 mm
Maximum aperture ratio 1:04
Lens construction 17 elements in 13 groups (3 ED lenses, two aspherical lenses, Nano Crystal coat and fluorine coat and)
Angle of view 97 degrees (FX-format digital SLR camera)
73 ° (DX-format digital SLR camera)
Shooting distance information Closest shooting distance information to the camera output
Focus Manual focus only
Shooting distance scale Infinity ~0.25m
Minimum focusing distance 0.25 m
The maximum magnification 0.18 times
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 sheets (circular aperture)
-Squeeze Automatic aperture due to electromagnetic diaphragm
Maximum aperture f/4
Minimum aperture f/32
Tilt mechanism SHIFT and tilt orthogonal and parallel expressions
Shift: ± 12 mm
Tilt amount: ± 7.5 °
Rotation mechanism Rotation: left and right 90 ° (30 ° per click-Stop)
PC rotation: left 90 ° (45 ° click Stop)
Metering method Full aperture metering
Attachment size (filter) Cannot be
Mount adapter FT1 suitability Cannot be
Dimensions Approx. 89 mm (diameter) x 124 mm (lens-mount reference plane from lens tip)
Mass About 885 g
Accessories And expression over the lens cap LC-K101
-Back LF-4
-Lens CL-1120