11x Zoom versatility A remarkable 18-200mm one-lens solution—adept in a wide variety of situations. Picture angle equivalent of a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format. Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images. Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at wide aperture settings. Three aspherical lens elements Virtually eliminates coma and other aberrations, even at wide apertures. Zoom lock switch Secures lens barrel at its minimum length. Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) Enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare. Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) For fast, accurate and quiet autofocus. Rounded 7-blade diaphragm Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements. Focus to 20 inches Extends versatility. M/A focus mode switch Enables quick response to changing situations between manual and autofocus operation. Flower-shaped lens hood Included HB-35 lens hood—shades the objective from unwanted, image-degrading light.