Nikon has announced today the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300 mm VR f/3.5-6.3G ED, a powerful 16.7x zoom with an incredibly compact design.
If you are looking for a lens that can deal with every situation imaginable that is also very compact and light, this is your best option. This new NIKKOR lens offers a range equivalent to the one of the acclaimed AF-S DX VR NIKKOR 18-300 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED in a much more compact body, ideal for photo enthusiasts who want to lighten their load.
This all-in-one lens has a very compact design without sacrificing image quality. ED glass elements and aspherical lenses provide sharp images with high contrast, while the Vibration Reduction System from Nikon guarantees the best possible videos under any circumstance. This lens is ideal for traveler and for taking sports pictures.
Powerful and compact design
The AF-S DX VR NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED combines power and performance with a small size. The 16.7x zoom is equivalent to 27-450 mm and can easily deal with many situations. This superzoom covers every angle, from group shots to natural and urban landscapes.
The lens was created to offer maximum versatility and portability; also, its sophisticated optical and mechanical design doesn’t sacrifice image quality. Nikon engineers were able to design a much more compact than previous and larger models. Being smaller and lighter, this new NIKKOR 18-300mm VR responds to the demand of a lens that is powerful, versatile and affordable.
Soft and stable
Thanks to the Vibration Reduction System from Nikon, this superzoom delivers sharp images without any kind of blur, no matter the circumstances. The Nikon VR technology, designed to provide a more stable shots, lets you shoot at slower shutter speeds without the blur effect that can be caused when the camera shakes. The optical VR system can also stabilize the viewfinder image. In addition, the Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology offers fast, accurate and quiet AF operation, as well as the possibility of an intuitive manual override.
Excellent optical performance
The optical design of the new NIKKOR 18-300mm VR offers 16 elements distributed in 12 groups, which allows for great results with DSLR cameras. Three ED glass elements and three aspherical lenses are included to effectively manage and get rid of aberrations.
Even lighter zoom
With a weight of only 550 grams, the AF-S DX VR NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED is incredibly light. It has a zoom lock switch that prevents "dragging" (movement caused by its own weight when tilted during transportation). Furthermore, thanks to its small size, it occupies a small space when not in use.