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The latest telephoto zoom lens from Nikon packs in the highest zoom ratio we’ve seen on an APS-C or DX lens. The Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5/6 G ED VR cranks up the zoom to 16.7X, but pairs this with the aperture range of its existing telephoto lenses, ready for some bokeh-heavy close-ups. You’ll be paying for that superzoom privilege, however, as the lens is set to arrive later this month, commanding a $ 1,000 premium. It’s joined by a new standard-zoom lens, the FX-compatible Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 ED VR, which also arrives later this month, priced at $ 600.
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Nikon has announced a couple of new DSLR lenses, and one of them’s a record-breaker. The 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR has the world’s highest zoom ratio of any DSLR lens, at 16.7x. The previous champion in this field was Tamron’s 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3, so it’s impressive that Nikon has managed to add 30mm of range while actually improving on the aperture at the telephoto end. That said, you’ll be paying for the privilege — the lens will launch in June for $ 999.95, which sounds like a lot to lay down for a superzoom. Still, you’ll likely be hard-pressed to find a more versatile lens for any APS-C- camera.
Also announced is the full-frame-compatible 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR, a standard zoom which should provide a useful walk-around option for…