AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3G ED VR Announced, Price, Specs

AF-S DX 18-300mm f 3.5 5.6g ed vr

Nikon has announced the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens. It doesn’t replace that company’s existing 18-300mm lens, rather it’s a third of a stop slower at the long end and 30% lighter, weighing 19.4 ounces. The new 18-300mm has the usual Vibration Reduction system, which can reduce shake by up to 4 stops. Built with three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor for quieter focusing.

Price: $899.95

Pre-order links: AmazonB&H Photo Video / Adorama

Release Date: April 24, 2014


Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 18–300 mm
Image stabilisation Yes (VR II)
Lens mount Nikon F (DX)
Maximum aperture F3.5 – F6.3
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 16
Groups 12
Minimum focus 0.48 m (18.9″)
Maximum magnification 0.32×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Weight 550 g (1.21 lb)
Diameter 79 mm (3.11″)
Length 99 mm (3.9″)
Materials Plastic barrel, metal mount
Sealing No
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Unknown
Filter thread 67 mm
Tripod collar No