Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Officially Announced

Nikon DX 18-300mm Lens

Nikon has just announced the addition of two new lenses to NIKKOR DSLR lens lineup, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lenses.

Nikon AF-S 24-85mm Lens

Both lenses should be available later this month.  The 18-300mm DX lens retails for $999.95 and the 24-85mm FX lens retails for $599.95.

Also, Nikon announced that total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable-lens reached seventy million at the end of May 2012.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Nikon 18-105mm Lens Update?

Nikon 18-105mm

Nikon Rumors has been keying in on a new DX format lens for a few weeks now.  It seems like it’s one that won’t go away.  So, as they say, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

Recently, I received word of an updated version of Nikon’s DX 18-105mm VR lens.  I didn’t pass it along because it seemed like an odd lens to update; however, as the rumormill has continued to churn, there could be something to this.  And, the 18-105mm has been a big kit lens for a couple of generations or so of DX format DSLRs.  So, maybe there’s something to it, maybe not.

Feel free to share your thoughts below.  If you have any confirming or denying details on this rumor, feel free to drop a line via the contact form.

4 New Nikon Lenses: 55-300mm VR – 28-300mm VR – 24-120mm VR – 85mm f/1.4

Nikon has announced the following 4 new lenses:

  1. AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR – B&H Photo / Amazon
  2. AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR – B&H Photo / Amazon
  3. AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR – B&H Photo / Amazon
  4. AF-S 85mm f/1.4G – B&H Photo / Amazon

All of these new lenses should be available in September 2010.  More details on each lens below. [Read more…]

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Announced

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is a new lens for Nikon DX-sensor cameras like the D300s, D5000 and D3000.  The new 85mm lens should be available in December 2009 at an initial retail price of $529.95. Check availability on

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]