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.
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.
|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|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Minimum focus||0.45 m (17.72″)|
|Maximum magnification||0.23 x|
|Motor type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||490 g (1.08 lb)|
|Diameter||78 mm (3.07″)|
|Length||97 mm (3.82″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||67 mm|