Nikon’s AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens

April 11, 2014 at 10:00 am  •  Posted in Gear & Reviews, New Products, Press Release by

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Nikon Inc. has announced the latest addition to its legendary NIKKOR lineup, the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR telephoto zoom lens. Designed for DX-format photographers looking to get more out of their DSLR cameras, the versatile NIKKOR 18-300 mm is a compact and lightweight 16.7X all-in-one telephoto zoom lens that delivers high performance and superior image quality. Whether shooting still images or HD videos, the 18-300 mm lens is built to help users capture content with vibrant colours and sharp details so they can photograph sports, vacations and wildlife with confidence.

“With the addition of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR to the NIKKOR lens line-up, DX-format photographers have a travel-friendly all-in-one telephoto zoom that can handle any photo or video challenge,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications Manager at Nikon Canada. “The 18-300 mm lens enables DX-format photographers to capture sharp images and videos with incredible detail. Additionally, the lens incorporates renowned NIKKOR optics and technology like a Silent Wave Motor (SWM), three Aspherical and three Extra-low Dispersion glass elements, and innovative features like Vibration Reduction image stabilization.”

An All-in-One Telephoto Zoom Lens
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens is more than 30 per cent lighter than the acclaimed AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens and produces the incredible results users have come to expect from Nikon’s NIKKOR lens lineup. It boasts an impressive 16.7X ultra high-ratio zoom range, offering a focal range from wide-angle 18 mm to super-telephoto 300 mm (27 mm to 450 mm equivalent in FX/35 mm format). The new lens provides photographers with compositional freedom that is ideal for everyday use, whether capturing close-ups, sweeping landscapes, portraits, architecture, nature, sports and fast-moving action. When recording HD videos, users will have the ability to capture wide establishing shots, medium close-up shots or extreme telephoto sequences that help them to achieve their creative vision. With the new 18-300 mm lens, photographers that currently use DX-format DSLR cameras, like the Nikon D3000 and D5000 series, now have a versatile telephoto zoom lens to upgrade their current lens arsenal or complement their kit lens.

Delivering Superior Performance and Image Quality
Incorporating proven NIKKOR lens optics and technology, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens offers an extensive feature set that produces vibrant colours and sharp details with minimal distortion, whether capturing still images or recording HD videos. Helping to ensure clear photos and videos even in low-light situations while also combating the effects of camera shake, the 18-300 mm comes equipped with Nikon’s renowned VR image stabilization technology, providing the lens with four stops of stabilization to help make shooting a blur-free experience, even while handheld.

Weighing a mere 550g, this 18-300 mm lens is remarkably portable, making it comfortable to carry regardless of the photo excursion. The lens’ construction contains 16 optical elements in 12 groups and includes three Aspherical (AS) and three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements to produce maximum contrast while minimizing lens flare and ghosting. Its three ED glass elements effectively minimize chromatic aberration at even the widest aperture settings. Also, the lens incorporates a seven rounded-blade diaphragm, which helps achieve a beautiful and natural background blur. Like many of Nikon’s newest NIKKOR lenses, the 18-300 mm incorporates a Silent Wave Motor (SWM), designed to deliver fast, accurate and quiet autofocusing (AF) performance, plus Internal Focusing (IF), resulting in a more compact, streamlined lens design.

Price and Availability
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens is scheduled to be available beginning April 24, 2014, at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $879.95.

Exclusive Canadian Warranty
Nikon Canada offers a five-year warranty for all NIKKOR lenses purchased from an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer. Consumer’s
investment is protected by Nikon Canada’s warranties with in-Canada service.