New Nikon 18-300mm VR and 24-85mm VR lenses

This morning, Nikon UK announced two new Nikon lenses: The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and the AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5–4.5G ED VR.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR moves on from Nikon’s highly popular 18-200mm VR II and 28-300mm VR lenses, allowing you to capture a wide variety of shots from wide-angle to telephoto, all within one lens. This lens has been developed with the support and feedback of professional, advanced amateur and entry-level photographers to help develop new products that meet photographer’s demands.

To help reduce the effects of camera shake which would be particularly noticeable at the telephoto end, Nikon have included their vibration reduction technology offering compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of around four steps.

This lens is also equipped with their Silent Wave Motor to ensure that the autofocus is as quiet as possible. This is particularly useful where the minimum amount of noise is required, such as when photographing wildlife for example. This works by using inaudible ultrasonic frequencies or ultrasonic vibrations, as opposed to using a traditional gear system enabling an incredibly smooth, silent and precise AF operation.

The Nikon 18-300mm VR also continues in-line with their other lenses by being contrasted from ED and aspherical lens elements, which are optimal for D-SLR cameras enables sharp rendering and superior optical performance.

The compact, lightweight Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens offers a standard zoom lens compatible with FX Format (Full-frame) Nikon Digital SLRs and is ideal for use in a wide variety of situations including landscapes, portraits and snapshots.

Similar to the 18-300mm, this lens also offers vibration reduction and the includes their Silent Wave Motor as well as featuring ED glass to help correct the effect of chromatic aberrations and deliver stunning sharpness and contrast, even when used at the maximum aperture. This lens would be an ideal partner to cameras such as the Nikon D800 or D4.

These two new Nikon lenses add to their current range, of which a total of 70 million have now been produced – 30 million of which include the Silent Wave Motor, developed by Nikon.

Both of these lenses should be available from the end of June 2012. Pre-orders taken be taken now either by visiting our website, calling a member of our team on 01444 23 70 70, or dropping into our state-of-the-art showroom in Burgess Hill, West Sussex.

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