Sunday, March 02, 2008

Nikon Introduces New AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens

Nikon says its new AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens is in stores now.

The new lens features Nikon’s proprietary Vibration Reduction technology to reduce blur from camera shake. The company is billing the compact, lightweight and affordable optic as “an optimum lens to use with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras” and “the ideal focal length as a ‘first lens’ to faithfully capture life’s day-to-day moments.”

Nikon says its VR system affords users the ability to take pictures at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than they ordinarily could before seeing blur from camera shake at slow shutter speeds.

The “digitally optimized” lens features hybrid aspherical elements to minimize chromatic aberration, and Super Integrated Coating to reduce flare and ghosting. The lens also features Nikon’s compact Silent Wave Motor technology for quiet, fast and accurate autofocus performance.

The 18-55mm has an estimated street price of $199.

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