AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR announced, Price, Specs, Release Date, Where to Buy


Nikon has announced the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR, a mid-level standard zoom that looks a lot like a kit lens waiting for a camera. The 7.8x lens, designed for APS-C DSLRs, covers a 27-210mm equivalent range and includes the latest VR image stabilization system, rated as offering four stops of stabilization, according to CIPA standard tests. It will sell for around $600 and will not be bundled with any current Nikon DSLRs. We’re not convinced many users will spend so much money to gain a little reach over their existing kit lens, leading us to suspect there may be a body on its way that will match its enthusiast-friendly ambitions.

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AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Price

AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Price – $599.00.

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AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Features and Specifications

A valuable and practical asset for everyday photographers and enthusiasts, Nikon’s newest lens features a 7.8x zoom range that helps capture beautiful images and HD video from a variety of focal lengths. Whether shooting portraits, landscapes, travel or architecture, the 18-140mm offering delivers astounding image quality when shooting wide-angle or far-away telephoto. Equipped with VR image stabilization, the lens also features four stops* of VR image stabilization, helping to ensure sharp photos and video even in low-light situations or while handheld.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is built upon core NIKKOR technologies designed to render photos and HD video with the utmost clarity and color reproduction. Constructed with one ED glass element and one aspheric lens element, the 18-140mm lens sports a seven-blade diaphragm for natural image blur and a Silent Wave Motor (SVM) that provides quiet and precise AF operation. Additionally, photographers can operate the lens using one of two focus modes, M/A (AF with manual override) and M (manual) for complete control.

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 18–140 mm
Image stabilisation Yes (VR)
Lens mount Nikon F (DX)
Maximum aperture F3.5 – F5.6
Minimum aperture F22.0 – F38.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 17
Groups 12
Minimum focus 0.45 m (17.72″)
Maximum magnification 0.23 x
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 490 g (1.08 lb)
Diameter 78 mm (3.07″)
Length 97 mm (3.82″)
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Unknown
Filter thread 67 mm
Tripod collar No

AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Release Date

AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR starts shipping in late August, 2013.

AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Sample Images

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