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AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED

A compact, lightweight and affordable 3x
standard-zoom Nikkor - ideal for use with Nikon digital SLRs.

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, an ultra compact, lightweight standard zoom lens with a 3x focal range that is ideal for everyday photography, offers a remarkable cost-to-performance ratio and features optics optimized for use with Nikon digital SLRs. It is ideally suited to the new Nikon D50.

The lens offers users the popular 18-55mm focal length range, which conveniently covers everything from tight indoor portraits to standard snap shots. (The picture angle is equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens in 35mm format.) The newly developed compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) has given rise to an ultra compact lightweight design that offers excellent handling characteristics. Including the new SWM, the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED measures a compact O69 x 74mm (2.7 x 2.9 in.) and weighs approximately 210g (6.8 oz.).

For optics, one ED glass element and one hybrid aspherical lens element guarantee high-resolution, high-contrast images while minimizing chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion. The new SWM built into the lens offers the smooth and quiet autofocus performance that users have come to expect from our existing SWM.

By using this lens and the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens, photographers have a focal-length range from wide-angle 18mm to telephoto 200mm (equivalent to a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format) that is well-suited to a wide variety of shooting situations. The useful range and high-quality performance of this lens will expand the photographic horizons of Nikon Digital SLR owners. The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens will be simultaneously released with the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens.

The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED is available in black and silver, to match the color variations of the Nikon D50.

Sales release schedule:
Nikon Corporation will launch the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED worldwide from June 2005.

Note:
This lens is not compatible with 35mm [135] or IX240 format film cameras.
Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor  18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED SILVER

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Major Features

Offers the popular 18-55mm focal range for use in a variety of different situations (equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens in 35mm format)
ED glass and hybrid aspherical elements minimize chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion, while ensuring high resolution and contrast
Ultra compact dimensions of 69 x 74mm (2.7 x 2.9 in.) and just 210g (6.8 oz.) in weight
Incorporates a newly developed compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet focusing
Delivers high-level optical performance that is specially designed for use with the Nikon digital SLRs
Employs a seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening that achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements
Enables focusing from as close as 28cm (11 in.) from the subject through its entire focal range
Available in black and silver to match the color variations of the new Nikon D50
Serves as an ideal complement to the similarly priced AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens

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