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Nikkor 18-105mm lens

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Wednesday 27th, August 2008
Posted by: Mark Peters

Nikon is pleased to announce the introduction of the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR. The new Nikkor lens, with a focal length between 18 and 105 mm, is a high performance and cost efficient lens with a focal length equivalent to 27 to 157.5 mm in 35 mm format. It has been designed to partner with Nikon’s D90. The introduction of this new lens offers even greater freedom in lens selection and is the perfect choice for any photographer. The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR is useful in a broad range of shooting settings. The wide zoom range makes it suitable for buildings and scenery while the telephoto zoom range is ideal for portraits.

Nikkor 18-105mm

Nikon 18-105mm Vibration Reduction Lens
The Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR ’s built-in Vibration Reduction system provides the equivalent of a shutter speed three stops faster than standard lenses, offering an extraordinary high reproduction capacity. The high-performance optical system features a single ED glass element and one aspherical lens optimised for use for digital SLRs. This allows you to make high resolution, high contrast images, minimizing chromatic aberration. The ultra-compact built-in Silent Wave Motor ensures silent, fast and efficient autofocus operation. The refined external design with leather-tone texture will appeal to Nikon users as it matches their camera bodies.

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Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm features
• Focal length: 18-105 mm
• Max/min aperture: f/3.5-5.6
• Lens construction: 15 elements in 11 groups
• One ED glas and one hybrid aspherical lens)
• Picture angle: 76° , 15°20’ (DX-format)
• Minimum focus distance: 0.45 m
• Max. reproduction ratio: 0.2x (1/5)
• No. diaphragm blades: 7 (rounded)
• Focusing: Autofocus with built-in SWM and manual focus
• Filter/attachment size: 67mm
• Diameter x length: Approx. φ76-89 mm
• Weight: Approx. 450 grams

Nikkor 18-105mm

Nikkor VR lenses for Nikon DX camera photographers
Nikon DX camera owners can have it all. Combined with the Nikon AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED; the two VR lenses cover a focal length of 18-300mm, ensuring you can capture virtually anything, from a close up butterfly to a distant Rhino.

Nikkor 18-105mm

Nikon D90 lens kit price & availability
The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR is supplied with the Nikon D90 in a special kit. The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR will be on sale from September with an MSRP guide price of EUR 249.

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