April 9, 2014
Get Close to the Action with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens, a Versatile, Compact and Lightweight Telephoto Zoom Lens
Incorporating proven NIKKOR lens technology, the 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR telephoto zoom lens helps users capture fast action and faraway fun
Mississauga Canada –
Today, Nikon Inc. announced the latest addition to its legendary NIKKOR lineup, the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR telephoto zoom lens. Designed for DX-format photographers looking to get more out of their DSLR cameras, the versatile NIKKOR 18-300mm is a compact and lightweight 16.7X all-in-one telephoto zoom lens that delivers high performance and superior image quality. Whether shooting still images or HD videos, the 18-300mm lens is built to help users capture content with vibrant colours and sharp details so they can photograph sports, vacations and wildlife with confidence.
“With the addition of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR to the NIKKOR lens line-up, DX-format photographers have a travel-friendly all-in-one telephoto zoom that can handle any photo or video challenge,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications Manager at Nikon Canada. “The 18-300mm lens enables DX-format photographers to capture sharp images and videos with incredible detail. Additionally, the lens incorporates renowned NIKKOR optics and technology like a Silent Wave Motor (SWM), three Aspherical and three Extra-low Dispersion glass elements, and innovative features like Vibration Reduction image stabilization.”
An All-in-One Telephoto Zoom Lens
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens is more than 30 per cent lighter than the acclaimed AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens and produces the incredible results users have come to expect from Nikon’s NIKKOR lens lineup. It boasts an impressive 16.7X ultra high-ratio zoom range, offering a focal range from wide-angle 18mm to super-telephoto 300mm (27mm to 450mm equivalent in FX/35mm format). The new lens provides photographers with compositional freedom that is ideal for everyday use, whether capturing close-ups, sweeping landscapes, portraits, architecture, nature, sports and fast-moving action. When recording HD videos, users will have the ability to capture wide establishing shots, medium close-up shots or extreme telephoto sequences that help them to achieve their creative vision. With the new 18-300mm lens, photographers that currently use DX-format DSLR cameras, like the Nikon D3000 and D5000 series, now have a versatile telephoto zoom lens to upgrade their current lens arsenal or complement their kit lens.
Delivering Superior Performance and Image Quality
Incorporating proven NIKKOR lens optics and technology, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens offers an extensive feature set that produces vibrant colours and sharp details with minimal distortion, whether capturing still images or recording HD videos. Helping to ensure clear photos and videos even in low-light situations while also combatting the effects of camera shake, the 18-300mm comes equipped with Nikon’s renowned VR image stabilization technology, providing the lens with four stops* of stabilization to help make shooting a blur-free experience, even while handheld.
Weighing a mere 550g, this 18-300mm lens is remarkably portable, making it comfortable to carry regardless of the photo excursion. 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. Also, the lens incorporates a seven rounded-blade diaphragm, which helps achieve a beautiful and natural background blur. Like many of Nikon’s newest NIKKOR lenses, the 18-300mm 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.
Price and Availability
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens is scheduled to be available beginning April 24, 2014 at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $879.95**.
About the NIKKOR brand
With a comprehensive assortment of FX and DX-format lenses and focal lengths, from the ultra-wide 10-24mm to the new super telephoto 800mm VR, Nikon photographers have come to rely upon the NIKKOR core technologies that contribute to their optical superiority. NIKKOR is the brand name for Nikon’s photographic lenses, which are precision crafted to the most exacting standards in Nikon’s own glassworks. In 1933, Nikon marketed its first camera lens under the NIKKOR brand name, the "Aero-NIKKOR” for aerial photography applications. Since then, NIKKOR has been used as a brand name for Nikon’s lenses that symbolizes durability, high image quality and optical excellence.
Exclusive Canadian Warranty
Nikon Canada offers a five-year warranty for all NIKKOR lenses purchased from an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer. Consumer’s investment is protected by Nikon Canada’s warranties with in-Canada service.
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™, is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Canada distributes consumer and professional digital SLR and HD-SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and System Accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system. In 2013, Nikon Corporation celebrated the 80th anniversary of the launch of its NIKKOR brand of photographic lenses, and announced the production of more than 85 million NIKKOR lenses in 2014, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. At the heart of every Nikon camera is Nikon's exclusive EXPEED, EXPEED 2, EXPEED 3 or EXPEED 4 advanced digital image processing system technologies. All Nikon Canada products are sold through a network of Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers. For more information on Nikon Canada and its products and services or to find an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer, visit www.nikon.ca.
Photos are available upon request and can be accessed in the Nikon Canada press room: http://en.nikon.ca/about-nikon/press-room/index.page.
Note: Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories and release schedule may differ by country or area. Pricing is subject to change. Refer to www.nikon.ca for the latest pricing.
* Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when DX-format compatible lenses are attached to a DX-format DSLR camera and zoom lenses are set to the maximum telephoto position.
** Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing (MSRP) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
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Dianna Lai / Steve Gold