Full Review: Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR superzoom

Full Review: Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR superzoom

The Nikon 18-200mm VR has long been renowned as the best superzoom lens on the market. For a while though, it hasn’t led the field for outright zoom range, losing out to the Sigma 18-250mm and Tamron 18-270mm, both of which have recently had radical redesigns. Nikon has now come up trumps with its new 18-300mm VR, which boasts the biggest zoom range of any SLR lens on the planet.

Nikon launches FX-format 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom

New Nikon Lens: NIKKOR 24–85mm f3.5–4.5G ED VR revealed

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.

DO or Di? Your lens markings explained

DO or Di? All your lens markings explained

Does your lens has more letters after its name than a retired rocket scientist. What do all these lens markings mean? You can refer to a lens simply by the name of the manufacturer, the focal length, and its maximum aperture – a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6, say, or Canon 50mm f/1.4. But as lenses have often evolved from decades of development, they usually have a line of additional letters after their names, stamped on the barrel or printed on the boxes.

Some lens markings are about manufacturer branding – defining a more recent range, or a lens that’s built to higher standards than another. Others are to do with the optics themselves, and to highlight specific technologies used in the lens construction. In the jargon-busting guide below, we’ll translate these lens markings for you.