Nikon Officially Announces the AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens

AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens

The new AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens has been rumored for a few weeks now, and has finally been officially unveiled. The new 18-35mm lens offers full frame coverage for FX-format DSLRs like the D600 and D800.

It features 12 elements in 8 groups and a 7-blade diaphragm. The lens has two focus modes: M/A (AF with manual override) and full manual, and features Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor. Minimum focus distance is approximately 11 inches.

The AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens should be available in March at a retail price of $749.95. Check availability at B&H Photo and



  1. Dan says

    Wish it was an f/4 all the way through. I hate when my settings change while zooming and will end up having to shoot at f/4.5 to avoid this. The Canon 17-40L offers a bit more range and the constant f/4.

    • says

      Can someone explain the reason for this lens,I might be missing something.I have a 17-35 f2.8 i have lots of D3s’s and a d600 before that I had and still have and use the 20-35 f2.8 Do I need a refresher course. If we are talking about less heavy equipment,I am all ears.If we are talking inferior equipment,I don’t want to be distracted…..

  2. says

    With the D600 now in place a lower price ultra wide will fit better in the enthusiast’s budget than the 14-24 or even the 16-35. It is all about sells the way I see it and if your not making money or not a lot of money shooting, it’s hard for the average person to dish out thousands for an extra lens. Us married guys can testify to it.