New lenses

Nikon has also announced two new DSLR lenses. The F-S DX Nikkor 18-200MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR II is a multi-purpose 11.1x wide-telephoto zoom which replaces the popular AF-S DX VR Zoom Nikkor 18-200MM F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, providing smoother operation and improved image quality. It goes on sale in early September priced at £729.99.

The other new lens is a new fast telephoto zoom, the AF-S Nikkor 70-200MM F/2.8G ED VR II. As well as the fast shutter speeds provided by its f/2.8 aperture the new lens features VRII optical image stabilisation, making it an ideal choice for wildlife or sports photography. It can be used with both DX and FX format cameras. It's not cheap though. It goes on sale in November priced at a hefty £1999.99.




July 30, 2009, 7:18 pm

Wait! Am I the only one getting super confused by the Nikon numbering scheme? So the D300s is obviously a semi-pro level camera, given its price, but how does the D3000 fit in with the D40-60-80-90 series?

James Reckitt

July 30, 2009, 9:09 pm

@John - Well to me it looks like more of a replacement to the D60 than anything, as the D60 doesn't feature the {fancy} 11 point tracking AF system.

Maybe Nikon's "done a Microsoft" and has made it deliberately bad... Only a nice review will see! :D


July 30, 2009, 10:17 pm

@ John - It works out like this: The D40 has been discontinued :(. The D3000 replaces the D60 as the entry level, D5000 goes inbetween D3000 and D90, to fight the beefed up in specs Canon 450-500D. D90 - Enthusiast, D300s - Semi Pro, D700 up - Pro.

P.S Cliff, the Nikon 18-200mm pic is of the old lens!


July 30, 2009, 10:46 pm

As of now the lineup is D3000, D5000, D90, D300 - everything else is being phased out.

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