From Nikon: August 6, 2013 An approximately 7.8x high-power normal zoom lens compatible with the Nikon DX format covering a broad range of focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, an approximately 7.8x high-power normal zoom lens compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras.The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR high-power normal zoom lens covers the frequently used wide-angle 18mm to telephoto 140mm (equivalent to 27-210mm in 35mm  format) range of focal lengths, making it the perfect lens for a wide variety of scenes, from everyday snapshots to vacation portraits and landscapes. It is constructed of one ED lens element and one aspherical lens element for excellent optical performance that makes superior image quality and clear rendering possible throughout the entire zoom range. Further, the lens is equipped with the vibration reduction (VR) function for camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops* faster. The benefits of this function are maximized even when used with a digital SLR camera boasting a high pixel count for excellent definition and superior rendering. It is also equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for fast and quiet autofocusing. This single lens, with its high-power zoom and excellent portability make it easy to use with a wide variety of photographic scenes and situations. AF-S NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Primary Features
- An 18-140mm, approximately 7.8x high-power normal zoom lens compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras
- An ED lens element and an aspherical lens element for optical design that achieves superior image quality and sharp rendering
- Equipped with the vibration reduction (VR) function for camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster
- Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing
- A maximum diameter of approximately 78 mm, length of approximately 97 mm, and weight of approximately 490 g makes it small and light enough to take anywhere
*Measured in accordance with CIPA standards. Measurement performed using a DX-format digital SLR camera at the maximum telephoto position.
Adorama has the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens available for preorder.