Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Full Frame Lens Coming This Month?

by on January 18, 2013

in Nikon

Current Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Lens

Nikon is rumored to be dropping a new full frame lens at the end of January at the CP+ show in Japan. The new Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-f.5G ED lens should be compatible with both FX and DX cameras and will weigh in as the lightest FX zoom in Nikon’s lineup at a mere 400g (or 14 ounces).

Other specs on the rumored lens include a 77mm filter thread with 12 elements in 8 groups. The lens should serve as a proper replacement for the existing 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED lens.

[via Nikon Rumors]




1 Mel Snyder January 18, 2013 at 7:04 pm

I believe the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX lens covers the FX sensor at 16mm (have held off buying a D600 until the oil-on-sensor problem is gone – so I haven’t personally confirmed it.

However, at a stop faster, and a lens I’ve proven has incredible sharpness even when cropped and greatly enlarged, it will be interesting to see how the Tokina compares to the Nikon – which I am sure will be priced at 3X the Tokina. I’m unimpressed with the f4.5-5.6 aperture; the beauty of the Tokina on my D7000 has been its ability to yield fabulous images wide open at all focal lengths.

Perhaps the ability of FX sensors to work acceptably at ISO 3200 will make this a useful lens. Perhaps

2 richard January 25, 2013 at 12:34 am

We want more “PRO” lenses……….are you listening Nikon

3 Michael January 25, 2013 at 11:45 am

This should make the eBay prices skyrocket. A great lens for events, travel and street photography. The 16-35 is nice, but expensive.

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