Nikon Announces the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens and SB-300 AF Speedlight—Available for Pre-Order at B&H Photo Video
New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 06, 2013
The Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens is a versatile multi-purpose zoom lens with 27-210mm full-frame equivalency, capable of wide-angle and telephoto imaging—and everything in between. This all-in-one NIKKOR zoom lens is compatible with DX format cameras, and it features an extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element in addition to an aspherical element, which help to improve edge sharpness and clarity while correcting chromatic and geometric distortions. Its combination of high-quality optics and a broad zoom range make the 18-140mm an ideal go-to lens for travel and other tasks that demand functionality, without sacrificing portability.
Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) autofocus mechanism provides near-silent auto focusing that is both fast and accurate. Combined with Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, the SWM AF system equips the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm for handheld video recording as well as fast-action photography. Additionally, manual autofocus override allows instant switching to manual focus without taking your eye off the subject of interest. A 1.48 ft. minimum focus distance and f/3.5 maximum aperture permit macro-style shooting that yields shallow depth of field with pleasant out-of-focus detail.
Compatible with DX-sized image sensors.
Versatile 18-140mm zoom range (27-210mm Equiv.) covers close-ups, portraiture, and telephoto imaging.
Vibration Reduction can provide up to 4-stops of image stabilization for sharper handheld photos and video.
One aspherical and one ED lens element reduce chromatic aberration and help improve image sharpness, clarity, field flatness.
The Nikon Super Integrated Coated lens system enhances light transmission and reduces lens flare.
The Silent Wave Motor autofocus mechanism provides quick, quiet and precise auto focusing.
Manual focus override allows instant switching between AF and MF focusing systems for greater control of focus placement.
Nikon F Mount
1.48 ft. Minimum Focus
Rounded 7-Blade Aperture
67mm Filter Thread
Nikon also announced the SB-300 AF Speedlight, a lightweight on-camera flash designed for use with Nikon cameras with i-TTL support. It has a guide number of 59' at ISO 100, and is compatible with DX and FX sensors with coverage from 27mm-200mm on a FX-format camera.
Attaching the SB-300 to the camera will provide many more possibilities than a pop-up flash. It supports Nikon's i-TTL technology, which allows for more accurate metering for a proper exposure and white balance setting. Additionally, cameras with support for Nikon's Creative Lighting System can utilize the fill-flash function to get rid of unwanted shadows on the subject.
The 120° tilting head is vital to what makes this unit more useful than a pop-up flash. Being able to tilt the head allows for bouncing light off a ceiling or wall for soft, even light on the subject.
Designed to be compact, it works well on smaller cameras. And with a weight of only 3.4 ounces, it will not add much to a camera kit. The use of two AAA batteries contributes to this by not requiring the use of AA batteries used in larger flashes. It also comes with the Nikon SS-DC1 Soft Case for storage.
Zoom flash head provides wide-angle coverage from 18mm in DX-format cameras or 27mm in FX-format
Recycling time of 4 seconds with alkaline batteries, or only 3.5 seconds with Ni-MH batteries
At least 70 flashes with alkaline batteries, or 110 flashes with Ni-MH batteries
Flash-ready light alerts when flash is ready to fire
Foot lock lever for secure mounting to the camera
i-TTL Flash Exposure Control
Guide Number: 59' at ISO 100
120° Tilting Head
Operates on 2 AAA Batteries
B&H Photo a qualified Nikon Authorized dealer with the most up to date Nikon product information, product pricing and promotional offers. B&H Photo is currently accepting pre-orders on the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens and Nikon SB-300 AF Speedlight.
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