The specs of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor f/1.8G FX and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR II lenses have been leaked on the web ahead of their official announcement.
Nikon will be keeping itself very busy at the beginning of the 2014. A trio of products are expected to be unveiled around the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 and the rumor mill believes that it knows what they are.
In order to prove this, inside sources have revealed the specifications of two lenses, while the details about the DSLR camera are still scarce.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens specs show up online ahead of launch
The first lens to come is the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G for full frame cameras. It will feature an internal architecture of 11 elements divided into eight groups. It includes an aspherical element and an ED one.
Although it features more elements than the 35mm f/1.4G model, it will be significantly lighter at 300 grams / 11 ounces. The version with the brighter aperture weighs about 21 pounds and is available at Amazon for $1,619
The leaked Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens specs point to an aperture with seven rounded blades and a filter size of 58mm. This optic will be able to focus on a subject located at a distance of just 25 centimeters, while the famous golden ring will not be included.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR II lens to be based on collapsible design
On the other hand, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR II lens will be released to replace the current model. When it comes to optical quality, the two units will be similar, but everything else will be different.
It will be made out of 11 elements in eight groups with an aspherical element. Its design is brand new and will be collapsible, making it a very light lens, weighing less than 200 grams / 7 ounces.
The aperture will be made out of seven rounded blades, while the filter size will stand at 52mm.
Nikon D3300 DSLR camera and the two lenses probably coming at CES 2014
The 35mm f/1.8 and the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II lens are probably scheduled for a CES 2014 announcement. The former is aimed at full frame shooters, but will work in crop mode with APS-C units. The zoom lens will offer a 35mm equivalent of 27-82.5mm.
Nikon has revealed that it is launching a camera on January 17, but for the Middle Eastern and African markets. It would not be so surprising for the DSLR to be introduced alongside these optics in early January.
Speaking of the camera, the most likely candidate is the D3300, which is replacing the D3200. Meanwhile, enjoy the holidays and stay tuned to find out all the details!