Two new Nikon lenses on June 28th? *updated*

Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens

Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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, 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
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