Nikon announces the new 28-300mm VR lens

Nikon 28-300 LensNikon announced the release of the new AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.  Designed to provide FX format users with an equivalent of the company’s popular 18-200mm for DX, this superzoom includes two-mode image stabilization to the latest VR II specs and a zoom lock switch.  The only problem… It will not be available until sometime in September.

This is great news for us photojournalists that need flexibility when on assignment.  No more having to carry around two FX camera bodies to have the same range as the 18-200 has on the Nikon DX bodies.

The other thing that makes this lens a very welcome addition to us PJ’s is it accepts the standard and most common size filters, 77mm.

If you are interested in the geek speak and tech specs, click for more…


  • Ultrahigh 10.7x ratio zoom lens covering 28-300mm focal range with the maximum aperture of f/5.6 at telephoto end
  • Vibration Reduction (VR II) provides the equivalent of a shutter speed approximately four stops faster; two modes are available — Normal and Active
  • Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and three aspherical lens elements minimize lens aberrations for superior picture quality
  • Two focus modes selectable — M/A and M
  • Zoom lock is employed to stop the lens from sliding during transportation

Click here to view this lens on Nikon’s website and to view sample images from this lens.

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