The NIKKOR AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is an all rounder lens for Nikon's DX cameras. Given its versatility, it could very well end up becoming the new kit lens.
The new SB-300 speedlight is a very small flash, meant as a starter's flash, or when you want to travel light but still want to be able to use flash every now and then. The SB-300 is compatible with Nikon's i-TTL flash technology and can be used with all Nikon D-SLR cameras as well as COOLPIX cameras equipped with an accessory-shoe.
Specifications of the NIKKOR AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens:
|Focal length||18-140 mm|
|Lens construction||17 elements in 12 groups|
(including one ED glass and one aspherical lens elements)
|Angle of view||76° - 11°30'|
|Minimum focus distance||0.45 m/1.48 ft from focal plane|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||0.23x|
|No. of diaphragm blades||7 (rounded)|
|Diameter x length||Approximately 78 x 97 mm/3.1 x 3.8 in.|
|Weight||Approximately 490 g/17.3 oz|
|Accessories||67 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-67,|
Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-32 (optional),
Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1018 (optional)
Specifications of the SB-300 speedlight:
|Electronic construction||Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry|
|Guide number (20°C/68°F)||18/59 (ISO 100, m/ft)|
|Angle of coverage||Covers angle of view of 27 mm lens (FX format) or 18 mm lens (DX format)|
|Effective flash range (i-TTL)||0.6 m to 20 m (2 ft to 66 ft); varies with ISO sensitivity, bounce angle, and aperture|
|Options available using camera controls||Flash control mode: i-TTL, manual|
Flash mode: Fill flash (front-curtain sync), front-curtain with slow sync, rear- curtain sync, and rear-curtain with slow sync
|Bounce angle||Flash rotates vertically up to 120° with stops where the flash is pointing directly ahead and at 60°, 75°, 90°, and 120°|
|Device on/off||Power switch used to turn SB-300 on and off|
|Power source||Two AAA alkaline or NiMH batteries|
|Flash-ready light||Charging complete: Lights|
|Flash duration||Lights for about 1/1650 s when fired at full power|
|Battery endurance and flash recycling time*1||Battery type||Minimum recycling time*2||Endurance*3/recycling time*2|
|Alkaline||Approx. 4.0 s||70 or more uses/4.0-30 s|
|NiMH||Approx. 3.5 s||110 or more uses/3.5-30 s|
|Mounting foot lock lever||Locking pin prevents accidental detachment|
|Other options||Thermal cut-out, firmware update*4|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 57.4 x 65.4 x 62.3 mm (2.3 x 2.6 x 2.5 in.)|
|Weight||Approx. 120 g (4.2 oz), including two AAA alkaline batteries|
Approx. 97 g (3.4 oz), body only
|Supplied accessories||Soft Case SS-DC1|
*2 Time between flash firing at full power and flash-ready light illuminating when flash is fired once every 30 s.
*3 Number of times flash can be fired at full power with flash-ready light illuminating within 30 s.
*4 Firmware can be updated from camera.