Friday, 31 July 2009

NIKKOR 18-200MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR II AF-S DX Lens

This lens could well be the perfect companion for the newly launched D3000 DSLR body from Nikon?

This flexible 11.1x Vibration Reduction ‘superzoom’ NIKKOR lens replaces the popular AF-S DX VR Zoom NIKKOR 18-200MM F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED to offer improved functionality and image quality.


Robert Cristina, Manager Professional Products, Nikon Europe says: “The 11.1x zoom ratio and beautifully balanced design make it ideal for anyone on the move and travelling light. The latest modifications in the new 18-200 come as a result of valuable feedback from customers.”

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR II incorporates an all new zoom mechanism to prevent what is sometimes referred to as ‘zoom creep’ (the lens moves under its own weight when tilted). A new zoom lock switch keeps the lens compact when being carried as well. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR II also features an improved Super Integrated Coating, an exclusive multi-layer lens element coating which reduces ghost and flare, ensuring improved image quality and contrast.

The lens features Nikon’s exclusive Vibration Reduction (VRII), giving users the ability to shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops* slower than would otherwise be possible, thereby minimizing image blur caused by camera shake. The optical VR system also stabilises the viewfinder image enabling more accurate autofocus acquisition and framing to make it ideal for shooting in low light conditions without a tripod.

*As determined in Nikon performance tests.

Specifications

Focal length: 18-200 mm
Max/min aperture: f/3.5-5.6G
Lens construction: ED glass and aspherical lens elements
Picture angle: 76°-8°
No. diaphragm blades: 7 (rounded)
Closest focusing distance: 0.5 m/1.6 ft.
Filter/attachment size: 72mm
Diameter x length: Approximately 77 x 96.5 mm/3.0 x 3.8 in.
Weight: Approximately 565 g/19.9oz

Park Cameras are taking pre-orders for delivery expected at the end of August.

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