Nikon has announced a new FX-format zoom lens with broad 24-85mm focal range, compact build and Vibration Reduction.
The new AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5–4.5G ED VR offers a focal length extending from wideangle up to telephoto in a lightweight body, and is billed as a multi-purpose lens for FX-format Nikon photographers who want the freedom to shoot a wide variety of day-to-day moments and subjects.
The new Nikon lens features Vibration Reduction technology (VRII), which Nikon says allows substantially sharper handheld images across the zoom range and dramatically reduces image blur, especially when shooting towards the telephoto end of the range.
VRII also enables you to shoot using shutter speeds up to four stops slower when shooting in low light.
The Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G also uses Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating to ensure better colour reproduction, while Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass and three aspherical lens elements help deliver better sharpness and contrast, even at maximum aperture, Nikon says.
The new Nikon lens is priced £519.99 / €613.00 and comes with a lens case CL-1118 and hood HB-63.
The lens is available from 28 June 2012.