Nikon has announced a new zoom lens aimed at its series of APS-C cameras, the Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, which will be released by the end of August.
Nikon has taken everyone by surprise with several product announcements. The first product to be introduced in the early hours of August 6 is the new AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.
It is a brand new glass that is said to capture high quality images and videos. It comes packed with Vibration Reduction, the company’s own version of image stabilization technology, and it has been designed for APS-C cameras.
Nikon announces Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR zoom lens for APS-C cameras
The Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens provides a 35mm equivalent of 27-210mm. The 7.8x optical zoom ensures that photographers capture the action in high quality at both the wide-angle and telephoto ends.
Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens features a manual focus ring
Nikon has not added an aperture ring to the Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. However, it sports a manual focus ring and a tiny switch that helps photographers trigger the aforementioned manual mode.
It is made out of 17 elements split in 12 groups and a diaphragm made out of seven blades. A Silent Wave Motor has been added, too, in order to ensure that autofocusing remains as quiet as possible.
New zoom lens to be released in late August for less than $600
Usually, such lenses come packed with a DSLR. However, this product will not be available in a bundle, suggesting that a new camera is on its way.
This lens does not provide a huge increase in zoom range over current optics, therefore this is another proof that it may be offered as a kit with a new DSLR.
Either way, the Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens release date has been scheduled for late August and a MSRP of $599.95. Amazon is already taking pre-orders for the lens at the price of $596.95.