“The new 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX is an excellent, all-encompassing lens that can be an ideal companion to any Nikon digital SLR camera, especially the recently announced D80,” said Edward Fasano, general manager for Marketing, SLR Systems Products at Nikon Inc. “The 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX demonstrates remarkable optical performance along with wonderful compactness,” he added.
Designed exclusively for use with DX Format digital SLR cameras, DX Nikkor lenses deliver a versatile range of angle-of-view, higher performance, and outstanding center-to-edge-to-corner image quality, while making possible smaller and lighter designs.
The 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX lens will be available beginning September 2006 for a suggested retail price of $485. The lens will also be sold packaged with the recently announced D80 10.2-megapixle digital SLR camera. The packaged outfit will have an estimated street price of $1299.95*, offering photographers substantial savings when purchased together.