Nikon has introduced a new lens designed for its FX-format line-up of full-frame cameras.
It features a Silent Wave Motor for quiet, fast and accurate autofocus.
Offering up to a 100 degree angle of view, the 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G lens gives flexible wideangle options for full-frame shooters. 18mm is a good length for a wide angle of view, especially good for cityscapes or enclosed spaces. 35mm is useful for general photography and subjects such as street and spur-of-the-moment shots.
The lens features 12 elements in eight groups. Three aspherical lenses and two ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements are designed to produce superior resolution and correct unwanted aberrations and distortions. Nikon's own Super Integrated Coating is included to reduce ghosting and flare.
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Its lightweight of just 385g makes this a good "carry-around" lens, which although designed for FX format cameras, is also compatible with entry level APS-C format model without a built-in autofocus motor.
Other features include a metal mount and rubber weather-sealing for extra durability.
The AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens price will be £669.99/US$1,051/AU$1,005 and it will be available from March.