Announces AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR, a high-power zoom, compact and light weight lens that covers a broad range of photographic angles of view from wide-angle to super telephoto
New Delhi, April 10, 2014 – Nikon India, 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR, a 16.7× high-power zoom lens compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR is a 16.7× high-power zoom, 18-300mm (angle of view equivalent to that of a 27-450mm lens in 35mm  or Nikon FX format) lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths, from wide-angle to super-telephoto. It is smaller and lighter for greater portability despite its support for a wide range of angles of view, making it a single lens that even those new to digital SLR cameras can use to enjoy capturing a wide variety of subjects, such as everyday snapshots, portraits and landscapes.
Commenting on the announcement Mr. Hiroshi Takashina, Managing Director, Nikon India said, “Nikon’s strength is in the high performance D-SLRs which is complimented by a lineup of NIKKOR lenses. For an unforgettable shot, photographers look for a broad range of photographic angles of view and the newfangled AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR delivers just that. It is the perfect specimen of performance and functionality based on the optical technologies that Nikon has cultivated over its long history.”
In addition to superior optical performance for sharp and clear rendering throughout the entire zoom range, achieved with adoption of ED lens and aspherical lens elements, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR is equipped with a Vibration Reduction (VR) function that provides camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop* increase in shutter speed. When used with a digital SLR camera boasting a high pixel count, the image quality performance enabled by these features is maximized for excellent definition and superior rendering. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR is also equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for fast and quiet autofocusing.
• A 16.7× high-power zoom lens covering the 18-300mm range of focal lengths (angle of view equivalent to that of a 27-450mm lens in 35mm  or Nikon FX format) compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras
• Equipped with a Vibration Reduction (VR) function for camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop* increase in shutter speed
• Superior rendering capability with an optical design with which ED lens and aspherical lens elements have been adopted
• Support for close-up shooting with a minimum focus distance of 0.48 m
• Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing
• Compact and lightweight with a maximum diameter of 78.5mm, length of 99mm, and weight of 550g, making it conveniently small and light enough for use even on vacation
Price and Availability
The Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR will be available across India by end of April 2014 at an MRP of INR 80,450.
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About Nikon India
Nikon India distributes markets and services the complete range of Nikon imaging products, the newly introduced Nikon Sport Optics & Nikon Instruments. The Nikon Imaging includes its Nikon D-SLR as well as its compact camera, the Nikon COOLPIX, the Nikon 1 camera system, a range of NIKKOR lenses & accessories. With offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Gurgaon, Nikon is strengthening its Sales & Services network all across India. The company has established total of five Nikon owned Service Centers (5 Branches), 31 ASCs (authorized service centers), 57 Nikon Collection Centers and over 3000 dealer base for complete service & support of Nikon customers. Nikon has also set up 120 COOLPIX and D-SLR zones pan India which showcases the entire range of D-SLR cameras, COOLPIX cameras, Nikon 1, an elaborate range of NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Sport Optics.
Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku; the company was renamed in 1988 as Nikon Corporation. Nikon has truly evolved as an institution of creativity in imaging arena, Semi-conductors, Industrial equipment and specialized in optics as well. Nikon technologies are active not only in Nikon’s core products such as cameras, microscopes and IC steppers/scanners, but they also squarely support innovation in leading-edge science, and they contribute to the development of society and industry as a whole.
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*Measured in accordance with CIPA standards. Measured with a DX-format digital SLR camera at the maximum telephoto position.