New NIKKOR lenses: Nikon 24-85 lens and 18-300mm lenses

Nikon has announced, worldwide, two new NIKKOR lenses: AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED and AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Pricing & availability TBA.

Nikon has more than 70 lenses in its NIKKOR range.

Nikon has more than 70 lenses in its NIKKOR range.

The AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED is a compact, lightweight Nikon FX-format standard zoom lens suitable for a variety of shooting situations.

Nikon has produced more than 70 million NIKKOR lenses to date.

Nikon has produced more than 70 million NIKKOR lenses to date.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has the world’s highest 16.7x zoom ratio for an interchangeable zoom lens for DSLR cameras.

The total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras has reached 70 million at the end of May 2012.

The current NIKKOR brand offers a broad lineup of more than 70 lenses, including fisheye lenses, super wide-angle to super telephoto lenses, zoom lenses, Micro lenses, and PC-E lenses.

Read more about the two new lenses below.

AF-S NIKKOR 24-85 F/3.5-4.5G ED

AF-S NIKKOR 24-85 F/3.5-4.5G ED

The AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED VR is a highly versatile lens with a focal length of 24-85mm, making it ideal for shooting in a wide variety of situations including landscapes, portraits and snapshots.

The lens also offers an extensive set of features including vibration reduction (VR II) to provide camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four steps, the Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for quiet autofocus operation and two focus modes – M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual).

Primary 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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