The AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is built from 12 elements in eight groups, features three aspherical lenses, two extra-low dispersion lenses and Nikon Super Integrated Coating to help cut flare and ghosting.

The 385g newcomer, which also contains a Silent Wave Motor, is due to cost £669.99 when it goes on sale on 7 March.