Nikon Unveils 18-300mm VR Lens, Their Longest Focal Range to Date

Alongside a big photo leak of the Nikon D600 comes the official announcement of a new lens from Nikon, the NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.6-5.6G ED VR superzoom lens. Nikon are calling it an all-in-one lens and you can see why: the ability to shoot f/5.6 at 300mm could get you some pretty impressive closeups; and with a focal length that goes all the way back down to 18mm, you probably won’t find too many reasons to swap it out.

Set to arrive later this month hand-in-hand with the NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 ED VR, which was also announced today, she’ll cost you $1,000. But for that you get, and we quote, “Nikon’s longest focal range ever, with an astounding 16.7X ultrahigh-ratio zoom range.” Click here for the full press release complete with all the juicy details on both lenses.

  • Strelok

    I’m¬†curious as hell for the first reviews of the 18-300. It would replace my kit lens and the 55-200.

  • Stephan Zielinski
  • Zak Henry

    This casts some doubt on the D600 rumour – if that rumour is true I would have assumed Nikon would discontinue the DX line. Or the D600 would not be put at an entry-level price point

  • Philip Han

    What? They still have an entire entry level lineup that’s DX!

    That’s like saying Canon’s 7D Mark II might be Full Frame and that it’s time to kill off APS-C cameras in the EF-S format.