Nikon Introduces the New AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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Nikon just announced the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Read the press release below to find out about all of it's amazing features:

June 14, 2012

The world's first interchangeable zoom lens for D-SLR cameras with the world's highest 16.7x zoom ratio

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, the world's first interchangeable zoom lens for D-SLR cameras to offer the world's highest zoom ratio* of 16.7x, compatible with the DX format

                *Among interchangeable lenses for D-SLR cameras (As of June 14, 2012)

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a high-power zoom lens with a focal length of 18-300 mm and a zoom ratio of 16.7x, allowing a wide variety of shots from wide-angle to super telephoto with just one lens. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR joins the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II and the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR to enhance the high-power zoom lens lineup. In addition to achieving a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.2x and the f/5.6 maximum aperture at the maximum telephoto position, it also has built-in vibration reduction (VR II), offering camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four steps to effectively reduce camera shake for easy telephoto shooting. By incorporating ED and aspherical lens elements, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR offers superior optical performance through an optical system optimized for D-SLR cameras.

Nikon has long had the support of professional, advanced amateur and entry-level photographers for its consistent development of innovative products that respond to the demands of customers and are equipped with the optical technologies Nikon has spent years cultivating as a manufacturer of optical devices. Nikon intends to continue to expand and strengthen the NIKKOR lineup as well as improve customer convenience with the steady release of new, high-performance lenses that offer advanced functions.

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Primary Features

  • A high-power zoom lens with a focal length of 18-300 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 27-450mm lens in 35-mm [135] format) and the world's highest 16.7x zoom ratio
  • Maximum reproduction ratio: 1:3.2x
  • Vibration reduction (VR II) offering camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four steps
  • Achieves the f/5.6 maximum aperture at the maximum telephoto position
  • Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing
  • Equipped with two focus modes, M/A and M
  • The optical system with ED and aspherical lens elements optimal for D-SLR cameras enables sharp rendering and superior optical performance

Specifications

Focal length
18-300mm
Maximum aperture
f/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperture
f/22-32
Lens construction
19 elements in 14 groups (with three ED glass and three aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view
76° - 5°20'
Minimum focus distance
0.45 m/1.48 ft (from focal plane)
Maximum reproduction ratio
1/3.2x
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size
77mm
Diameter x length (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approximately 83 x 120 mm/3.3 x 4.7 in.
Weight
Approximately 830 g/29.3 oz.
Supplied accessories
77 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-58, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1120
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