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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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Product Highlights
  • 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
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • 1-Year B&H Warranty
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    Nikon18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens
     
    4.5

    (based on 396 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (246)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (124)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (289)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (287)
    • Easily interchangeable (255)
    • Consistent output (207)
    • Durable (122)

    Cons

    • Weak casing (48)
    • Poor in low light (32)
    • Slow focus (25)
    • Blurry focus (8)
    • Difficult to clean (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (209)
    • Low light (117)
    • Weddings (96)
    • Wildlife photos (79)
    • Sports/action (75)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (110), Casual photographer (104), Semi-pro photographer (72), Enthusiast (24), Pro photographer (18)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (214), Yes (28)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Sharp

    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...Read complete review

    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.

    VS

    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.

    Reviewed by 396 customers

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    5.0

    Perfect for me

    By Sarah

    from Ithaca, NY

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events

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

      The lens works perfectly, and while the zoom is not intense, the image quality is very crisp and the effecct of a blurry background can be achieved.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      pretty decent deal

      By yesh

      from kent,oh

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor in Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events

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

      i bought the lens for $ which is the best deal for this lens. i liked the packaging and the shipping was pretty good. i recommend to buy from this site

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Lens!

      By Jimbo

      from Ga

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

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

        Use it for all types of pictures and it works just great!
        I have no bad things to say about this product, well worth the money I spent!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • 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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • 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

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • 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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                          • No

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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.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • 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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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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