Nikon Introduces New Fluorine Coatings
Nikon introduces new Fluorine coatings made to repel all sorts of offense elements such as muddy water, grease, oil and just bout anything else you could think of. The video below shows paint actually being applied to a piece of Nikon glass that simply beads up and is easily wiped away. Nikon optics have always held legendary status and this new technology will help to continue that perception.
The new Fluorine coating currently is applied to only two of Nikon’s newest lenses – the 800mm F/5.6 and the new 400mm F/2.8. Both lenses come at an extreme cost with the 400mm F/2.8 being just short of $12,000 and the 800mm F/5.6 coming in just shy of $18,000. It’s doubtful it’s the sort of the Fluorine coating that makes these lenses so expensive. Let’s hope so since it would be nice to see this technology makes it’s way on to the smaller lenses Nikon produces as well.