Nikon announces the world’s highest 16.7x zoom ratio lens for D-SLR cameras, the new NIKKOR AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX. With an impressive focal length of 18-300mm, it is capable of shooting everything from wide-angle shots to super telephoto images. The built-in vibration reduction (VRII) also helps superior image clarity. This pretty much supersedes the current 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR and is a perfect all purpose lens especially for travel. It weighs 830g which is nto particularly light but it covers from 27-450mm (35mm).
Ultra high-power approx. 16.7x zoom lens covering 18-300mm focal range
Maximum reproduction ratio of 1/3.2x — the highest class among high-power zoom lenses with DX format
Two focus modes are available — M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual focus)
Built-in Vibration Reduction (VRII) provides the equivalent of a shutter speed approximately four stops faster
Maximum aperture of f/5.6 is achieved at the telephoto end
Zoom lock prevents the lens from sliding during transportation
The new Nikon AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR DX is available to pre-order at B&H.
|Focal length||18-300 mm|
|Lens construction||19 elements in 14 groups (including 3 aspherical lens elements and 3 ED lens elements)|
|Angle of view||76° – 5° 20′|
|Focusing||Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus|
|Minimum focus distance||300 mm focal length: 0.45 m (1.48 ft) from focal plane|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||1/3.2x|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded diaphragm opening)|
|Filter-attachment size||77 mm (P=0.75 mm)|
|Dimensions||Approx. 83 mm diameter x 120 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)|
|Weight||Approx. 830 g (29.3 oz)|
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