Nikon 18-55 mm, 70-300 mm lenses

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18-55 mm VR
18-55 mm VR

Nikon has unveiled two new lightweight zoom lenses, the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G. No, that’s not a typo; both are 18-55 mm, available in two configurations, with and without vibration reduction (VR).

The lenses are designed for DX-format DSLRs, and both lenses are equipped with Nikon’s Stepping Motor technology for quick, smooth and quiet autofocus.

Designated AF-P Nikkor, the lenses provide faster and smoother AF speed during live view (phase-detection AF) and are said to allow for whisper-quiet operation during video recording to minimize camera noise.

VR technology offers up to four stops of image stabilization, for better chance of blur-free images in challenging light or when handheld.

70-300 mm VR
70-300 mm VR

Similarly, there are two versions of the longer zoom, the AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR and AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3G ED.

These too are equipped with Nikon’s Stepping Motor that helps achieve quick, smooth and quiet autofocus. The adoption of this technology also reduces the overall size and weight of the lens, says the company, making it easier to carry.

Likewise, vibration reduction (VR) technology offers up to four stops of image stabilization.

The AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR will be available in early September for an MSRP of $329.95. The AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G also will be available in early September, for an MSRP of $269.95.

The AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3G ED will be available in early September for an MSRP of $449.95. The VR version carries an MSRP of $529.95.

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