Nikon Inc. has just unveiled two new lens series added to the legendary Nikkor lineup—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. Both lenses are designed to answer demands from all types of photographers, and can be used to capture almost anything, either common daily objects or specific ones like wildlife and landcapes.
Meanwhile Nikon has also announced that the total production of Nikkor lenses for interchangeable lens cameras has reached the 70 millions in June 2012. In a press release, Nikon said: “Nikkor has become synonymous with quality DSLR lenses, and is one of the biggest brands out there. It has always been at the forefront of technology, releasing the world’s first lens to incorporate aspherical lens elements in 1968.”
Besides, Nikon’s AF-S lenses that are equipped with the Silent Wave Motor, which is an autofocus motor developed by Nikon, has reached 30 millions.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a 16.7X all-in-one super-zoom DX-format lens offering versatility and compact design, while the 24-85mm VR lens comes as an ideal companion giving standard zoom performance for FX-format photographers. Both lenses ensure outstanding performance and excellent image quality, either for capturing still images or HD videos.
The two lenses guarantees sharp focus with dramatic depth of field. Both are also built in with Nikon’s acclaimed Vibration Reduction technology as well as two focus modes, manual-priority mode, and Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) to deliver fast, accurate and quite autofocusing.
Both lenses ensure sharp, blur-free images when used handheld or in low light condition. Also, they are equipped with Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating (SIC) which promises brilliant color reproduction and color consistency while also reduces flaring.
Bo Kajiwara—Director of Marketing at Nikon Inc.—claimed, “The new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR lenses are fully optimized to capture stunning images and videos while meeting the growing needs of photographers of all levels around the world.”
Both lenses will be available by the end of June. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is priced $999.95, while the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens will be sold at a suggested retail price of $599.95. dpreview.com, ephotozine.com