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

B&H # NI185535GA2 MFR # 2170 Imported
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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens / DX Format
  • 27-82.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to 22
  • One ED Glass and One Aspherical Element
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 11"
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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The AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens from Nikon is a compact, lightweight standard zoom lens that has a 3.1x zoom range and is compatible with DX format Nikon DSLR cameras. This lens offers an equivalent focal length in 35mm terms of 27-82.5mm and will conveniently cover everything from wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives, incorporating tight interiors to standard snap shots to portraiture. 

One Extra-low Dispersion glass element and one aspherical lens element correct chromatic and spherical aberrations for sharp, color-accurate imaging and Super Integrated Lens Coating enhances light transmission and reduces ghosting and flare. The Silent Wave Motor provides fast, precise and near-silent autofocus action which is particularly important when shooting video.

Versatile DX Format Zoom Lens
This lightweight DX format lens is an ideal everyday and travel lens with its compact form factor and versatile focal length range which is equivalent to a 27-82.5mm focal length in the 35mm format.
Optical Design
One ED glass element and one aspherical lens element provide 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 7-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
Performance
Focal Length 18 - 55mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 27 - 82.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 38
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Angle of View 76° - 28° 50'
Minimum Focus Distance 11" (28 cm)
Magnification 0.31x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
Elements/Groups 7/5
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.8 x 2.9" (7.11 x 7.37 cm)
Weight 7.41 oz (210 g)
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens
  • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    NikonAF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens
     
    4.5

    (based on 409 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (256)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (127)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (296)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (289)
    • Easily interchangeable (262)
    • Consistent output (211)
    • Durable (124)

    Cons

    • Weak casing (48)
    • Poor in low light (34)
    • Slow focus (27)
    • Blurry focus (8)
    • Difficult to clean (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (218)
    • Low light (122)
    • Weddings (99)
    • Wildlife photos (83)
    • Sports/action (76)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (114), Casual photographer (108), Semi-pro photographer (73), Enthusiast (24), Pro photographer (18)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (223), 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 409 customers

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    5.0

    Perfect!

    By Allie

    from Indiana

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Wildlife Photos

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

    I was looking for my first lens for my Nikon D200, and I wanted to start with something for wider shots and shorter distances. It's brand new and exactly what I was expecting. It works perfectly, and I'll be ordering one for longer distances soon!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Just what we needed

    By Rob A

    from Massachusetts

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

    This was a gift purchase for my wife. She had broken the orignal lense that came with he camera. This was a perfect replacement. It is easy to use and with it being stocked we got it quick

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    5.0

    Fantastic!

    By Baylee the Kat

    from Arlington, Texas

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light
    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

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

    I've recently been getting back into photography, and I had a lense exactly like this, only it was broken. This was the least expensive and quickest shipping I could of gotten anywhere besides going into a camera store. It was a very good price, arrived in just about five days, and works perfectly. I love it so much.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent

    By Rob

    from tate College, PA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

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

      Bought this as a replacement lense as my dog chewed up my original lense. This lense takes crisp clear photos and the price was very reasonable. Highly recommend.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Simple, inexpensive, good performance

      By Tim

      from Lafayette, Louisiana

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action

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

        This is a good, no frills zoom. The pricing is so low that you can't expect too much. However, the lens is solid and performs very well. A best buy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Satisified

        By marinabeana

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          I have a Nikon D40 that I dropped last year and when I did the lens broke. Every time I tried to find this lens to replace it either the sites I tried had it out of stock or it was over priced. I was so happy when I found it on B&H's site. The price was perfect, shipping was free, and I decided I couldn't pass it up. I received it by the date quoted and it was perfect! The lens itself is a great lens. Definitely my go to lens for my camera.

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          • No

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          5.0

          As expected....

          By MO

          from Buena Vista, Virginia

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

          Great product! Great price! Quick shipping!!

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          4.0

          great lens for the money

          By Jersey shooter

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

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

          ...and perfect for the smaller DSLR bodies. I am always amazed at the clarity and sharpness of this, the king of kit lenses. Nobody can go wrong unless you're needing professional-level performance. I bought a replacement for my D40x. The only bad thing about it is they really put a bare-bones AFS motor in it that is not very reliable. My original kit lens stopped focusing after about 2 years.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great little lens!

          By Cheryl K

          from Summerville, SC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Night Photography
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            This lens is great-I use it most of the time, and I love the fact that it has a silent focus...when it's on auto focus, it silently focuses the picture. When I'm asked to take pictures during a church service, the silence is most appreciated!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            great sharp lens

            By Mike

            from Montreal, Can

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography

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

                Excellent not-expensive genuine Nikon lens. Very sharp and light!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great priced, great lens!

                By Bradley

                from New Albany, Indiana

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Weddings/Events

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

                This lens fills the gap of group photos without too much distortion!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Perfect replacement

                By Mari

                from Bronx, NY

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

                I bought this lens as a replacement for my kit lens that broke. Works perfectly. No complaints.

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                5.0

                Highly Recommend

                By Dwallace127

                from Bear, DE

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

                Bought this lens as a gift for my son for a Nikon D5100. As expected, Nikon has exceeded expectations. Exceptional value; lightweight; easily interchangeable; incredible photo results. Works perfectly! It's fast and quiet. Excellent for landscape photos. You won't be disappointed!

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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 AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II 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 AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II 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 AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II 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 AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II 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 AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II 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 AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II 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 AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II 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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