Nikon AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR DX

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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
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperture f/22-32
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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