Wow, seems that Nikon is really pulling out all the stops in its efforts to bring high quality digital photography to the masses. Being unveiled to coincide with the launch of the Nikon D50 are two snazzy new lenses for your new digital SLR. The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED and 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED. The first is tailored for tight indoor portraits to standard snap shots, boasting a compact design weighing 210g and is enhanced by a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for improved handling. Its counterpart, the 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED, is suited to everything from candid portraits to sports, nature and wildlife photographs and weighs in at 255g. It also contains the SWM system offering smooth and quiet autofocus.
The 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED contains two ED glass elements, which offer high resolution and contrast where as the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED contains one ED glass element and hybrid aspherical lens element minimising chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion. Both provide a focal length range from wide-angle 18mm to telephoto 200mm and are available in silver or black to match the D50. These will be available from June for the price of £199.99 each.