A compact all ndash;in ndash;one lens that #39;s ready for anything. If you #39;re looking for an outstanding grab ndash;and ndash;go lens ndash;the kind you #39;ll keep on your camera for nearly every situation ndash;check out the new AF ndash;S DX NIKKOR 18 ndash;140mm f #47;3.5 ndash;5.6G ED VR. Optimized to draw full potential from Nikon acute;s high ndash;resolution DX ndash;format image sensors it delivers gorgeous ultra ndash;sharp photos and videos with softly blurred backgrounds. Its versatile 7.8x zoom range #40;18mm to 140mm #41; lets you shoot everything from wide ndash;angle family portraits to telephoto close ndash;ups on the sports field. 4 stops of VR image stabliization means sharper handheld photos and video especially when shooting in low light or at maximum focal length. You can even get as close as 1.48 ndash;feet from your subject for macro ndash;style close ndash;ups! Clarity within reach 7.8x wide ndash;angle to telephoto zoom Developed with high pixel count D ndash;SLRs in mind the AF ndash;S DX NIKKOR 18 ndash;140mm f #47;3.5 ndash;5.6G ED VR delivers vibrant detail ndash;rich photos and videos across its entire zoom range. Zoom out for an 18mm wide ndash;angle view that acute;s great for group shots landscapes or any time you need to fit more into the frame. Zoom in for 140mm of telephoto reach ndash;enough zoom to capture close ndash;ups of your favorite player from the sidelines. In between you have standard views similar to what you see with your eyes and medium telephoto views ideal for portraits. Whatever shot comes your way you acute;ll be ready to catch it. Sharper handheld shooting The VR image stabilization advantage The AF ndash;S DX NIKKOR 18 ndash;140mm f #47;3.5 ndash;5.6G ED VR versatility is strengthened by 4 stops of VR image stabilization. Capture sharp shake ndash;free handheld photos and videos in low ndash;light situations when you want to use slower shutter speeds and at telephoto distances when even the smallest amount of camera shake can ruin a shot. Exquisite performance Advanced Nikon technology and superb NIKKOR optics AF ndash;S DX NIKKOR 18 ndash;140mm f #47;3.5 ndash;5.6G ED VR is an advanced lens designed to get the most from high ndash;resolution Nikon D ndash;SLRs. In addition to VR image stabilization it uses ED #40;Extra ndash;low Dispersion #41; glass which virtually eliminates reflections and lens flare for better contrast and Aspherical #40;AS #41; lens elements for minimizing aberration and improving image integrity and color. Nikon acute;s remarkable Silent Wave Motor #40;SWM #41; provides ultra ndash;fast ultra ndash;quiet autofocusing a major advantage when recording video. And of course the AF ndash;S DX NIKKOR 18 ndash;140mm f #47;3.5 ndash;5.6G ED VR has NIKKOR acute;s renowned quality of construction and outstanding optics. *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when DX ndash;format compatible lenses are attached to a DX ndash;format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position. ED #40;Extra low Dispersion #41; and Super ED Glass ED Glass is an optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations. Super ED glass exhibits an even lower refractive index and lower light dispersion than ED glass while excelling at eliminating secondary spectrum and correcting chromatic aberration. Vibration Reduction A Nikon in ndash;lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel. Silent Wave Motor AF ndash;S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon acute;s Silent Wave Motor #40;SWM #41; which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations ndash;rather than a gear system ndash;to focus the lens providing incredibly smoo.