AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens Announced, Price, Specs

Nikon has officially announced the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR multi purpose zoom lens. The new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a highly versatile all-in-one zoom lens with both wide angle (18mm) and telephoto (140mm) capabilties.

As a note this new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a mid-level standard zoom lens looks very much like a kit lens waiting for a camera as widely waited Nikon D400.

Nikon’s newly announced AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR all-in-one zoom lens is 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. Details after the break.

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

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

The Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens price is $599.00. The new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is available to buy from the camera stores below. The NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G starts shipping from late August, 2013. Where to buy AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.

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Amazon.com $596.95 Buy Now
Adorama.com $596.95 Buy Now
B&H Photo Video $596.95 Buy Now

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens Specs

Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 18–140 mm
Image stabilisation Yes (VR)
Lens mount Nikon F (DX)
Aperture
Maximum aperture F3.5 – F5.6
Minimum aperture F22.0 – F38.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Optics
Elements 17
Groups 12
Focus
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
Physical
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 NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens Features

A compact all-in-one lens that’s ready for anything

If you’re looking for an outstanding grab-and-go lens—the kind you’ll keep on your camera for nearly every situation—check out the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Optimized to draw full potential from Nikon’s high-resolution DX-format image sensors, it delivers beautiful ultra-sharp photos and videos with softly blurred backgrounds. Its versatile 7.8x zoom range (18mm to 140mm) lets you shoot everything from wide-angle family portraits to telephoto close-ups on the sports field. 4* stops of VR image stabilization means sharper handheld photos and video, especially when shooting in low light or at maximum focal length. You can even get as close as 1.48-feet from your subject for macro-style close-ups!

7.8x wide-angle to telephoto zoom

Developed with high pixel count D-SLRs in mind, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR delivers vibrant, detail-rich photos and videos across its entire zoom range. Zoom out for an 18mm wide-angle view that’s great for group shots, landscapes or any time you need to fit more into the frame. Zoom in for 140mm of telephoto reach—enough zoom to capture close-ups of your favorite player from the sidelines. In between, you have standard views similar to what you see with your eyes and medium telephoto views ideal for portraits. Whatever shot comes your way, you’ll be ready to catch it.

The VR image stabilization advantage

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR versatility is strengthened by 4 stops of VR image stabilization. Capture sharp, shake-free handheld photos and videos in low-light situations, when you want to use slower shutter speeds, and at telephoto distances, when even the smallest amount of camera shake can ruin a shot.

Advanced Nikon technology and superb NIKKOR optics

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is an advanced lens designed to get the most from highresolution Nikon D-SLRs. In addition to VR image stabilization, it uses ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass, which virtually eliminates reflections and lens flare for better contrast and Aspherical (AS) lens elements for minimizing aberration and improving image integrity and color. Nikon’s remarkable Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing, a major advantage when recording video. And, of course, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has NIKKOR’s renowned quality of construction and outstanding optics.

* Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when DX-format compatible lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.