Nikon introduces new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm Lens and Speedlight SB-300

Today, Nikon announces the new AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm lens and Speedlight SB-300 in Singapore. There is no price and availability information.

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Press Release

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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 [135] 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.

*Measured in accordance with CIPA standards. Measurement performed using a DX-format digital SLR camera at the maximum telephoto position.

● 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
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● The 80th Anniversary of the NIKKOR lens

NIKKOR is Nikon’s brand of photographic lenses. This year, the NIKKOR camera lens celebrates its 80th anniversary since the first lens was introduced in 1933. The NIKKOR name arose from adding “r”—a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at the time the name was established—to “Nikko”, the Romanized abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K.K., the original name used when the company was established.

Nikon’s own high-quality standards are applied to all stages from initial design and development to final product release for design that responds to user needs, and production system and inspections that ensure the superior quality of NIKKOR lenses.

Nikon’s lineup of lenses for cameras with interchangeable lenses currently consists of more than 80 types of lenses, including ultra wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses, fisheye lenses, zoom lenses, micro lenses, and PC-E lenses that support a wide variety of applications, as well as 1 NIKKOR lenses for advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses. In mid-June 2013, total production of NIKKOR interchangeable photographic lenses* reached 80 million.

Nikon will continue to develop and release high-quality products that appeal to users the world over.

*Interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Nikon 1, Advanced Cameras with Interchangeable
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Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacture.

Press Release 2

Nikon Speedlight SB-300

August 6, 2013

A compact and lightweight Speedlight that is easy to use

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the SB-300, a compact and lightweight Speedlight that can easily be taken anywhere.

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The SB-300 is a compact and lightweight Speedlight that can be rotated up to 120° for bounce flash photography. It is compatible with Nikon FX-format and DX-format digital SLR cameras, as well as Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras that support i-TTL flash control. The SB-300 expands the ways in which users enjoy photography, providing lighting capability not possible with a built-in flash.

• SB-300 Primary Features

1. The flash head can be tilted up 120° for excellent bounce flash performance
The flash head can be tilted up 120° for bounce fla sh photography. When shooting indoors, light from the flash can be reflected off walls and ceilings for softer lighting of the subject and more natural photos.

2. A compact and lightweight design that is extremely portable
Measuring approximately 57.4 x 65.4 x 62.3 mm (W x H x D) and weighing approximately 97 g, the compact and lightweight, extremely portable design makes it possible for users to enjoy more creative lighting expression just about anywhere. Furthermore, the SB-300 can be powered by AAA alkaline batteries or AAA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.

3. Simple operation
Developed for use by even those using an external flash for the first time, simply turning the SB-300 on enables flash photography. i-TTL flash control provides automatic control over flash output level for optimal results under a variety of lighting conditions.

• Additional SB-300 Features and Functions

  • Guide number: 18/59 (ISO 100, m/ft)
  • FV lock function with which flash volume is determined based on monitor flashes and saved so that composition may be changed while maintaining the flash value (not supported by D5200, D5100, D5000, D3200, D3100, D3000, D60, or D40-series cameras; among COOLPIX cameras, only supported by the COOLPIX A)
  • Flash color temperature information communication transmits flash color temperature information to the camera for optimal white balance control when a digital-SLR camera is used.
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Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area.
Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacture.

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