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Two new Nikon lenses on the way

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  June 12, 2012 01:19 PM

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The Japanese website says that Nikon will soon announce - and then release on June 28 - two new lenses: a 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 VR and an 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DX VR.

Nikon Rumors translated some of the specs for the 24-85mm:

  • Camera shake correction VR with 4 stops shutter speed compensation

  • SWM AF motor

  • Lens design: 11 - 16 elements, ED element

  • Internal focusing

  • Minimum aperture: f/22-29

  • Filter diameter: 72mm

  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.38m

  • Lens diameter: 78mm

  • Lens length: 82mm

  • Weight: 465 gr.

  • Lens hood: HB-63

  • Lens case: CL-1118

Some of the features of the 18-300mm include:

  • DX format 16.7x zoom lens with versatile 18-300mm focal range (FX/35mm equivalent:27 to 450mm)
  • Vibration Reduction II (VR II) stabilization system enables more flexible hand-held shooting and lets you use shutter speeds that are up to 4 stops slower.
  • Maximum aperture of f/5.6 at the telephoto end of the range.
  • Zoom-lock switch keeps the lens secure when not in use.
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements blend together smoothly.
  • Three ED glass and three aspherical lens elements ensure high resolution and superior contrast.
  • SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, whisper-quiet autofocus.
  • Compact and lightweight design for a lens with this range.

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