It is more than 30 percent lighter than the 18-300 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens (both 27-450 mm equivalent) and offers an extensive feature set that produces vibrant colours and sharp details with minimal distortion.
Helping to ensure clear photos and videos even in low-light situations while also combatting the effects of camera shake, the new lens comes equipped with Nikon’s VR image stabilization technology, providing the lens with four stops of stabilization to help make shooting a blur-free experience, even while handheld, says the company.
Weight is 550 g.
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, notes Nikon.
The lens incorporates a seven rounded-blade diaphragm.
Like many of Nikon’s newest Nikkor lenses, the new 18-300 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.
The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens is scheduled to be available later this month at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $879.95.