Nikon will add a new AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens and Speedlight SB-300 flashgun to its product line-up next month.


The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR  lens. (Source: Nikon.)

Featuring a zoom range of 7.8x, the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR  lens covers a focal length range equivalent to 27-210mm in 35mm format, making it suitable for everyday snapshots, vacation portraits and landscapes. The optical design of this Type G AF-S DX lens uses 17 elements in 12 groups and includes one ED lens element and one aspherical element. Built-in vibration reduction (VR) claims camera shake compensation equivalent to four f-stops.

The Internal Focusing (IF) System  is controlled by Silent Wave Motor technology and a separate focus ring is available for manual focusing. Seven diaphragm blades close to a circular aperture. The lens will focus to 45 cm from the focal plane at all zoom positions, providing a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.23x. It is 97 mm long with a maximum diameter of 78 mm and weighs 490 grams.


The new Nikon Speedlight SB-300 flashgun, shown on a D3200 camera. (Source: Nikon.)

The SB-300 is a compact and lightweight Speedlight that measures approximately 57.4 x 65.4 x 62.3 mm (W x H x D) and weighs approximately 97 grams. Featuring a Guide number of 18/59 (ISO 100, m/ft), it can be powered by either AAA alkaline or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. The flash head can be tilted up to 120 degrees for bounce flash photography. The SB-300 is compatible with any Nikon  DSLR  that supports the Creative Lighting System (CLS), or a  COOLPIX  model that supports i-TTL flash control

Both products are expected to go on sale in September 2013. Pricing is at the discretion of local retailers. For details, visit