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Nikon launches two new AF-S lenses
By PA News Team
14 June 2012 10:09
On the same day Nikon celebrates the total number of NIKKOR lenses it has produced for the interchangeable lens market has reached seventy million, the company has announced two new AF-S optics to expand their FX and DX-format lens lineups.
The FX-format AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR features a compact build and utilises Nikon’s second-generation Vibration reduction technology (VRII) that’s specially designed to compensate for handshake, enabling you to shoot up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Developed to be ultra compact for an FX-format zoom lens, it’s an ideal focal length for those who’d like the freedom to shoot a wide variety of day-to-day moments and subjects without having to change lenses.
Hiro Sebata, Product Manager, Professional products at Nikon UK, says: “The new 24-85mm is a high quality, versatile lens that is ideal for a variety of shooting scenarios; from portrait to landscape to low light situations. With a compact build, this new lens perfectly complements Nikon’s FX format bodies to produce stunning results.”
To help deliver the best results and image sharpness at the lenses maximum aperture, it features Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass and three aspherical lens elements. Boasting a weather sealed mount and supplied with a lens case (CL-1118) and lens hood (HB-63), the 24-85mm is expected to go on sale from 28th June and will cost £520.
Nikon’s latest DX-format lens release comes in the form of the 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. This multi-purpose lens with its 27-450mm film equivalent focal length when coupled to a Nikon APS-C D-SLR also benefits from Nikon’s second generation Vibration Reduction system just like the new 24-85mm. With its versatile wide-angle to super-telephoto reach, this 16.7x zoom lens is ideal for travel or for times when you only want to take one lens with you. Three Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass and three aspherical lens elements are designed to provide excellent clarity and contrast, while a nine blade rounded diaphragm opening making out-of-focus areas blend together smoothly and seamlessly.
Simon Iddon, Product Manager for Enthusiast Products, at Nikon UK says: “This new 18-300mm lens is ideal for photographers looking to travel light – it’s a versatile lens that allows you to capture a whole range of scenes with ease, thanks to its remarkable zoom range.”
Available from the 28th June at a price of £850, the lens comes supplied with Nikon’s CL-1120 lens case and HB-58 lens hood.
More information about these latest lenses can be found from www.nikon.co.uk