Update: The initially reported June 28th date is actually the release/on-sale date for the two new lenses according to digicame-info, the announcement should happen earlier.
According to digicame-info.com, Nikon will announce their new 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 and 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses on June 28th, 2012. The previously rumored June 15th announcement will probably be for the 70 million Nikkor lenses milestone.
Here are some new Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens specs:
- Camera shake correction VR with 4 stops shutter speed compensation
- SWM AF motor
- Lens design: 11 - 16 elements, ED element
- Internal focusing
- Minimum aperture: f/22-29
- Filter diameter: 72mm
- Minimum focusing distance: 0.38m
- Lens diameter: 78mm
- Lens length: 82mm
- Weight: 465 gr.
- Lens hood: HB-63
- Lens case: CL-1118