November 6th, 2015
«Espionage pictures» Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm f/4 G ED N
The source published pictures of a wide-angle lens with variable focal length which is prepared, allegedly, for release by the Nikon company.
In the current time in the range of the company there is a model clasping a range of focal lengths of 14-24 mm. The new lens offers wider corner of the review — its small focal length equally 10 mm. The top border of a range of a configuration of focal length is established on a mark of 18 mm. The similar range has the lens of Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC available in several options, providing introduction with chambers of leading brands (year earlier even the version for chambers of a standard 4/3 was issued). Unlike it, the novelty of Nikon has invariable value of the greatest relative opening in all range and is suitable for polnokadrovy chambers — such as Nikon D3X or D700 — to what testifies lack of an index DX in marking.
Product marking also shows that the lens is equipped with a drive of automatic focusing that does it nice in eyes of owners of the economical Nikon chambers, ready to go on severe costs for the sake of a wide corner (at installation in a bayonet joint of that chamber, a lens will have EFR of 15-17 mm). By the way, at all so long ago the Nikon company presented to users of such chambers a real gift — the economical motorized lens of AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G.
Motorized wide-angle "zoom" with an invariable greatest diaphragm of f/4 is in the range of other known producer of lenses. But it covers a range of focal lengths of 12-24 mm.
Source: Nikon Rumors