Nikon UK is pleased to announce the versatile Zoom-Nikkor AF-S DX VRIII IF-ED 18-165mm f/3.5-8G .
Compact, lightweight and packed with an array of advanced features, the AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor lens offers 18-165mm f/3.5-8 IF-ED focal range length with Nikon ED glass, Silent Wave Motor and enhanced Dual Vibration Reduction (VR III).
The lens fills the gap in consumer lenses starting a 18mm. We previously had the the 18mm to 35, 55, 70, (16mm-) 85, 105, 135 and 200mm. With this new lens Nikon is comfortable in filling the space between 135 and 200.
There was some discussion about how many f3.5 – 5.6 lenses we have, so we make the exciting announcement that this lens will be f3.5 – 8.
Nikon believes that ‘in lens’ functionality is much more effective than ‘on-camera-body’ as provided by other manufacturers like Sony. Nikon will now ship this new lens with GPS and VRIII. The lens will be modular, allowing the photographer to add features on the go. Nintendo Wii compatibility is expected to ship soon.
The combination of the VR III technology, which has two elements compensating for vibration, the 9x zoom feature and the focal length range – equivalent to a 27mm-247mm lens in 35mm format – means the AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor is an ideal total package for completely unknowledgable amateurs. Professionals won’t touch it with a bar of soap.