a practical wide-angle to telephoto zoom range of 18mm to 70mm, it offers the
analogue 135 format equivalent to 27-105mm for general photography with Nikon
D series digital SLRs. It also enables anyone to start shooting digital SLR
photography, irrespective of the current camera system they might own.
This is the first lens of its class to be offered in DX format, enabling a
wide focal length range ratio. It effectively upgrades two existing AF Nikkors
- it is smaller, lighter and more versatile than the existing AF 28-105 while
offering a greater zoom range than the similarly sized AF 18-35.
The DX 18-70mm incorporates three ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements
to minimize chromatic aberration and colour fringing, and aspherical elements
to spread the light intensity evenly across the image circle with minimal distortion.
The new lens continues the trend of G-type lens without aperture ring to offer
precise 1/3 step aperture control via the camera body.
The AF-S DX 18-70mm lens incorporates Nikon's exclusive SWM (Silent Wave Motor)
for fast and quiet auto focus performance, whilst internal focus technology
maintains lens size and balance.
The lens is available either in kit form with the D70, or separately, for users
of all Nikon D series cameras that share the DX Format sensor standard.