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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens Imported

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  • Wide Angle Zoom

The Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX lens is an ultra compact, lightweight standard zoom lens that has a 3x focal zoom range and is ideally suited to compact Nikon digital SLR cameras with the DX size sensor.

This lens offers the most basic zoom range in the DX lens series, an equivalent focal length in 35mm terms of 27-82.5mm. It will conveniently cover everything from tight indoor portraits to standard snap shots.

Note: Use of DX lenses are not recommended with 35mm, "full-frame" FX type cameras (e.g. D3, D700), or APS SLR cameras.

Note: AF-S feature is not supported by certain camera models. Please click here for a list of compatible models.

Note! DX lenses are NOT recommended for use with 35mm, "full-frame" FX digital, or APS SLR cameras

Optics
One ED glass element and one hybrid aspherical lens element guarantee high-resolution, high-contrast images while minimizing chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor)
The improved SWM built into the lens offers smooth and quiet autofocus performance.
Rounded Diaphragm
The rounded diaphragm opening (7 blades) makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
M/A Mode
M/A mode allows rapid switching between autofocus and manual even during AF servo operation, with virtually no time lag.
Performance
Focal Length 18 - 55mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Angle of View 76° - 28°
Minimum Focus Distance 11" (28 cm)
Magnification 0.31x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
Elements/Groups 7/5
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.8 x 2.9" (7.11 x 7.37 cm)
Weight 7.23 oz (205 g)
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens
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    Nikon18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens
     
    4.5

    (based on 393 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (244)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (123)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (286)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (285)
    • Easily interchangeable (254)
    • Consistent output (207)
    • Durable (120)

    Cons

    • Weak casing (48)
    • Poor in low light (31)
    • Slow focus (25)
    • Blurry focus (8)
    • Difficult to clean (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (206)
    • Low light (117)
    • Weddings (93)
    • Wildlife photos (79)
    • Sports/action (75)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (110), Casual photographer (102), Semi-pro photographer (71), Enthusiast (24), Pro photographer (18)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (212), Yes (27)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Small, sharp, very light and cheap

    This is small, handy, very sharp and cheap. What more can you ask for? Although I am more used to shoot with my 17-55mm f/2.8 which is one of the heaviest...Read complete review

    This is small, handy, very sharp and cheap. What more can you ask for? Although I am more used to shoot with my 17-55mm f/2.8 which is one of the heaviest lens in its class, this one solved the problem when i want to be more mobile with my D200. I also recommend reading the review by ken rockwell at his website about this lens. go to search and type Nikon 18-55mm ED II. Take note that ED II is a lot sharper than the older version which only says 18-55mm ED. Dont think twice about this lens, this is one of the best Nikon lens that i ever used. Compared to my 17-55mm f/2.8 Nikon G lens which is worth $1,100.00, the image quality of this $120.00 is almost the same. They will only differ in the aperture and speed in focusing in low light situation, but if you are not into that, go ahead and order this now. This is even better than the 18-135mm, 18-70mm.

    Expertise: Active hobbyist

    Problems Encountered: Definitely none.

    Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8, Nikon 18-70mm, Nikon 18-200mm VR II

    Items I Recommend: 52mm Lens filter

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Plastic bayonet mounts!

    This lens came as the kit lens with my D40 camera. The lens has a plastic bayonet mount. The plastic rails lasted just over one year before two of the three rails broke...Read complete review

    This lens came as the kit lens with my D40 camera. The lens has a plastic bayonet mount. The plastic rails lasted just over one year before two of the three rails broke off. Preliminary repair estimates from Nikon indicate that it will cost $77.00 to repair for [$] lens. Nikon should not be making lenses with plastic mounts no matter how basic the lens is meant to be.I would not recommend this lens to an enemy!It would be helpful if B&H would indicate the material of the mount on the specification sheets.

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    4.0

    Great price and just in time

    By PhotoJo

    from Albuquerque, NM

    Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

    This was my first purchase with B&H. I had recently purchased this camera but it didn't come with this wide lens. I wanted it for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta to get the pictures I knew I wanted this year. The lens arrived in time for me to practice and I was able to get unbelievable pictures. I am a huge fan of B&H now.

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    5.0

    Great purchase

    By REAMinschew

    from Wake county nc

    Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

    Im a real estate agent and I'm currently using this to take residential photos. Great bang for the buck.

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    5.0

    Great

    By K. Marie

    from Texas

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

        Simple, perfect and affordable.

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        5.0

        Excellent value

        By no nick name

        from Northbrook, IL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Price

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

          The Nikon 18-55 lens was exactly what I needed. It is lightweight, excellent quality for the price and works extremely well with my Nikon D80. The photos I have taken are excellent.

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          • No

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          5.0

          great lens

          By waverunner

          from san jose, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

            this is a great everyday lens. I always have it with me.

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            5.0

            replaced

            By bb

            from new hyde pk ny

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

              Had to replace this same lens this one is just as good Great price Thanks B&H

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              • No

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              5.0

              Very Pleased

              By Happy Customer

              from Milford, OH

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                  Ordered this lens as replacement. Received it on the date promised and works as expected.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Nikon 18-55mm Auto-Zoom lens

                  By Joanne in Indy

                  from Indianapolis, IN

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                    For the price, you can't beat it.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Nice entry level lens

                    By Ken

                    from Chestertown, MD

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                      Wish it came with a lens hood

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Lense for beginners

                      By Jsluss

                      from Ohio

                      Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                      I am new to photography with a professional grade camera. With my d40, it took great picures. It didn't zoom really far so some of the picures I got of my husband on stage for his graduation weren't the best but that is to be expected with an 18 mm. B and H did have it to my house within two days o normal shipping so that was really impressive.
                      All in all, this is a great and affordable lense for the money.

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                      4.0

                      Solid starter lens

                      By LeePhotography

                      from Batavia, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Slow Focus

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                      For what i use it for everyday use it's wonderful. It's the hybrid of lenses. It's not too bad in low light either! I recommend for anyone that's looking for a cheap lens to go with a nikon body!

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                      5.0

                      Great Lens

                      By Troy

                      from Waterloo, IA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                      Performs as expected.

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                      3.0

                      good for a the price..

                      By Jayz

                      from New jersey

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Slow Focus

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                      Good for my D7000 for my photobooth bussiness. nice it has the ED Glass on it.. very cheap!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Not Bad at all!

                      By jnazario

                      from Orlando, Florida

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                        Wanted an inexpensive lens to work with for family get-togethers (nothing fancy) and was pleasantly surprised.Very Sharp, great bokeh.Unexpected results from a $[*] lens.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Very good product

                        By Marcel

                        from Pernambuco, Brasil

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily use
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                          Excelent lenses. Does what it´s supposed to do.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          great !!

                          By Suhail

                          from san antonio

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Poor in Low Light

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                          I liked it, it great !!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Very Sharp

                          By Dario Vidal

                          from Medford, Oregon

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight
                          • Sharp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                            I was looking for something inexpensive as a temporary wide zoom lens for my D2X and I bought this one.
                            Surprisingly it is very sharp something you don't expect from a 100 dollars lens.
                            Focus is not super fast but it is fast enough for me.
                            I'm just very happy with it.
                            No softness at any focal point.
                            Love it.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Amazing Starter Lens

                            By Cameron With The Camera

                            from Lake Arrowhead, CA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Poor in Low Light
                            • Slow Focus

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                            If you have never used a DSLR, buy this lens with a Nikon 55-300mm lens, it will give you everything you will need! I am now upgraded to all F/2.8 lenses, so this lens is now obsolete! wouldn't recommend this to a Pro, however they should know why. but for a beginner, its amazing! it has wonderful boketh!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great starter lens

                            By Lscozzare

                            from Staten Island, NY

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                              The original lens that came with my Nikon D40 broke, so I purchased this as a replacement. It works beautifully and while not a high powered distance lens, it is great for day to day casual shots around the house, or in close quarters.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Good all-round use

                              By The Night Cycler

                              from Melbourne

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

                                After my D80 fell off its tripod mount and destroyed my 18-70mm lens in the process, I needed a lens for all-round use that wasn't particularly expensive in case when I upgrade my camera, I purchase an FX rather than a DX model.

                                This lens was extremely cheap. I am surprised by how light it is in comparison to the 18-70 mm it replaces. I am very happy with the photographs I get from it.

                                It is extremely good value for the price, and I'd recommend it for anyone who wants a good all-purpose lens.

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