AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–140mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR - I AM VARIETY (06.08.2013)
Nikon today announces a new DX-format zoom lens with a broad reach from wide-angle up to telephoto, a compact build and Vibration Reduction.
Capturing sweeping landscapes, detailed shots of distant subjects, and sharp HD movies, this versatile lens is a great all-rounder. Ideal for novice photographers, this lens boasts a broad 18–140mm focal range that allows the freedom to shoot a wide variety of subjects without changing lenses. It’s practical and portable, and makes a highly convenient option when you want to travel light but still make the most of a wide range of shooting opportunities.
Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager, Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon Europe says: "Versatility, affordability, portability and optimal image quality were key in developing this lens. There is huge benefit to using various lenses for specific purposes, but when circumstances call for portability and flexibility, some photographers prefer to stick to one lens. Adding to Nikon’s extensive range of zoom lenses, this new NIKKOR is ideal for those who want an all-in-one solution. Slated to be included as a kit lens with selected DX-format cameras, it will let owners of those cameras tackle a variety of subjects straight out of the box.”
A capable walkabout lens is an incredibly handy piece of equipment to own. With a broad 18–140mm focal range that covers most commonly used focal lengths with ease, this new NIKKOR is a true all-rounder. Whether shooting sweeping landscapes at the wide-angle end of the range, or making the most of the lens’s telephoto capabilities to zoom in and capture subject detail from a distance, budding photographers and occasional weekend shooters will appreciate the chance to capture high-quality photos and movies without needing to change lenses.
Complementing the versatile focal range is Nikon’s Vibration Reduction technology (VR) that lets photographers use shutter speeds up to four stops slower, allowing more effective low-light shooting and ensuring substantially sharper handheld images across the zoom range. Image blur is dramatically reduced, especially when shooting towards the telephoto end of the range. The VR technology also ensures the camera maintains a steady view, even when shooting movies, and it actually enhances visibility when panning. Operation is quiet, when shooting stills or filming.
Optimal image quality
Optimized to meet the requirements of today’s high megapixel D-SLR sensors, this lens delivers superior images throughout the zoom range. The optical design boasts 17 elements in 12 groups. One ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element and one aspherical lens element help ensure high resolution and contrast while minimizing most forms of aberration and colour dispersion.
Well-balanced in terms of size, weight, price and image quality, this lens offers a worthwhile combination of precision NIKKOR optics, a broad focal range and a lightweight (490 g) build. The metal mount and rubber weather-sealing provide extra durability when traveling.