Nikon has today announced an 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens designed for DX-format DSLRs.

Due to go on sale on 29 August, priced £579.99, the AF-S DX Nikkor is trumpeted as a portable option for photographers ‘looking for optimal image quality at an affordable price’.

Its metal mount and rubber weather-sealing aim to provide extra durability when travelling.

The 17-elements-in-12-groups lens, which weighs 490g, includes an extra-low dispersion element and an aspherical lens.