Two New Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Lenses Announced

Nikon announced two new DX lenses: AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G. The new AF-P stands for “fast and quiet AF with adoption of a stepping motor for AF drive operation”. These are the first “AF-P” lenses for Nikon DSLR cameras, utilizing stepping motors to drive AF for fast and quiet autofocusing. In addition, they have a compact and lightweight design for which retractable barrels were adopted for excellent portability.

AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Primary Features:

  • “AF-P” lenses that achieve fast and quiet AF with adoption of a stepping motor for AF drive operation
  • Compact and lightweight 3.1x 18-55mm (effective angles of view equivalent to those of a lens with 27-82.5mm focal lengths in 35mm format) normal zoom lenses utilizing a retractable barrel and compatible with the Nikon DX format
  • Adoption of aspherical lens elements achieves superior optical performance with which various types of aberration are effectively suppressed
  • Equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) mechanism offering camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop* (with testing in accordance with CIPA standards) increase in shutter speed (AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR)

The pricing and availability information of these two new lenses are still unknown.

Specs:

Focal length18-55 mm
Maximum aperturef/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperturef/22-38
Lens construction12 elements in 9 groups (including two asphericallens elements)
Angle of view76° – 28°50′
Minimum focus distance0.25 m/0.9 ft from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio0.38x
No. of diaphragm blades7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter-attachment size

55 mm (P = 0.75 mm)

Diameter x length(distance from camera lens mount flange)Approximately 64.5mm maximum diameter x 62.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
WeightApproximately 205 g/7.3 oz
Supplied accessoriesLC-55A 55mm snap-on Front Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap
Compatible accessories55 mm screw-on filters, HB-N106 Bayonet Hood, CL-0815 Lens Case, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap

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