NEW from Nikon: AF-S DX 18-300 VR and AF-S 24-85 VR lenses

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Nikon has announced two new lenses for FX- and DX-format  photographers — the F-S NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR,  a high-power super zoom lens with 16.7x DX zoom, and the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR, a versatile everyday lens for FX shooters.

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

AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Key Features:

  • A standard zoom lens with a zoom ratio of 3.5x, a focal length of 24-85mm and FX-format compatible, allowing you to enjoy shooting a wide variety of situations with just one lens
  • Vibration reduction (VR II) offering camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four steps
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing
  • Two focus modes, M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual)
  • The optical system with ED and aspherical lens elements optimal for D-SLR cameras enables sharp rendering and superior optical performance
  • A size and weight that makes it very portable

>> Read the press release

Available: end June 2012; MSRP: $1,049.95 (AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR) & $549.95 (AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR)

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