Nikon has released a new superzoom lens for its DX camera line – the AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR.
It offers a 16.7x zoom range and is 30% lighter than the previous 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G lens. The VR provides 4-stops of stabilization and it should ship in May for $899.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Recent leaks and rumors suggest Nikon is planning to launch a pair of new lenses soon – the AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR and the AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.
The 24-85mm lens is rumored to be an affordable full frame lens (possibly a kit lens?) to accompany the rumored Nikon D600. And the 18-300mm is an all-purpose DX lens for cameras like the Nikon D7000.
The lenses are rumored to be available by the end of June, which (if correct) puts an announcement any day now.
[via Nikon Rumors]