SINGAPORE - Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300MM f/3.5-6.3G ED VR, a 16.7× high-power zoom lens compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR is a 16.7× high-power zoom, 18-300mm (angle of view equivalent to that of a 27-450mm lens in 35mm  or Nikon FX format) lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths, from wide-angle to super-telephoto. It is smaller and lighter for greater portability despite its support for a wide range of angles of view, making it a single lens that even those new to digital SLR cameras can use to enjoy capturing a wide variety of subjects, such as everyday snapshots, portraits and landscapes.
“Building on the legacy of Nikon’s extensive range of NIKKOR lenses, the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR is an all-rounded lens that delivers superior performance for both images and videos across a wide range of focal lengths,” said Uemura Kimito, General Manager, International Marketing Division Imaging Group, Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd. “Its compact design also makes it a perfect balance of versatility and portability that is ideal for travel and for photographers who are always on the move.”
In addition to superior optical performance for sharp and clear rendering throughout the entire zoom range, achieved with adoption of ED lens and aspherical lens elements, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300MM f/3.5-6.3G ED VR is equipped with a Vibration Reduction (VR) function that provides camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop* increase in shutter speed. When used with a digital SLR camera boasting a high pixel count, the image quality performance enabled by these features is maximized for excellent definition and superior rendering. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300MM f/3.5-6.3G ED VR is also equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for fast and quiet autofocusing.
• A 16.7× high-power zoom lens covering the 18-300mm range of focal lengths (angle of view equivalent to that of a 27-450mm lens in 35mm  or Nikon FX format) compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras
• Equipped with a Vibration Reduction (VR) function for camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop* increase in shutter speed
• Superior rendering capability with an optical design with which ED lens and aspherical lens elements have been adopted
• Support for close-up shooting with a minimum focus distance of 0.48 m
• Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing
• Compact and lightweight with a maximum diameter of 78.5 mm, length of 99 mm, and weight of 550g, making it conveniently small and light enough for use even on vacation
* Measured in accordance with CIPA standards. Measured with a DX-format digital SLR camera at the maximum telephoto position.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300MM F/3.5-6.3G ED VR will be available in starting in April 2014. For more information on the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300MM F/3.5-6.3G ED VR and other Nikon products, please visit http://nikon-asia.com.
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