have announced the new AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED.
lens, which offers a focal range of 24-120mm only available from Nikon, and incorporates
advanced features such as SWM (Silent Wave Motor) and VR (Vibration Reduction),
is even smaller than its predecessor, the AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF.
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 IF-ED was developed in response to the
demands from mid- and higher-range SLR users for a more affordable, highly portable
high-power VR zoom lens.
This new lens incorporates Nikons exclusive
built-in SWM for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet operation, and the VR system which minimizes
blur caused by camera shake. The VR system allows the use of a low shutter speed
in dimmer conditions.
The new lens offers 5x high-power zoom capability
and wideangle coverage from 24mm. It also features Nikons world-renowned
optics in the form of two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and two aspherical lens
elements. The lens adopts the Internal Focusing (IF) design, and employs M/A mode
for rapid switching between autofocus and manual focus operation.
Nikkor lens is designed with no aperture rings, and offers easier, virtually mistake-free
operation because the aperture does not need to be set to minimum.
G-type Nikkor lens is fully compatible with the F5, F100, F80, F75, F65, F55,
D1-series and D100 cameras.
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G
IF-ED Major Features
High-power zoom lens with 24-120mm zoom range only
available from Nikon, incorporates more highly advanced features such as SWM and
VR more affordably and in a more compact design than its predecessor
ultra-fast, ultra-quiet AF
VR system offers the equivalent of using a shutter
speed 3 stops faster (at 120mm)
High-power 5x zoom lens with focal range starting
at 24mm for greater covering power
New high-quality optical system featuring
two ED glass elements and two aspherical lenses to minimize chromatic aberration
while providing superior overall performance
The rounded diaphragm (7 blades)
makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
M/A mode for rapid switching
between autofocus and manual focus operation
Internal Focusing (IF) design
for smoother focusing and great body balance
High-grade Nikon Super Integrated
Coating (SIC) offers superb color reproduction while minimizing ghosting and flare
Flower-shaped Lens Hood HB-25 (provided) greatly reduces stray light
Nikkor cosmetic design
G-type lens with no aperture ring (set aperture on
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Specifications
Focal length 24 to 120mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.6
15 elements in 13 groups (including 2 ED lenses)
Picture angle 84° -20°30
(61° -13°20 with Nikon Digital Camera D1-series and D100)
distance 0.5m (1.6ft.)(at all zoom settings) to infinity
Attachment size 72mm
Dimensions Approx. 77mm dia. x 94mm (3.0
in. dia. x 3.7 in.)
Weight Approx. 575g (20.3 oz.)