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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens USA

You Pay: $396.95
Product Highlights
  • F Mount Lens / DX Format
  • 27-157.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to 22
  • One Aspherical & One ED Glass Element
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Nikon VR Image Stabilization
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 17.7"
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 67mm

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens from Nikon is a versatile wide-angle to telephoto zoom lens for DX format Nikon DSLRs. With DX sensors it provides the full frame focal length equivalence of 27-157.5mm incorporating wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. Complementing its multi-application capabilities is a lightweight and compact build and wide zoom ring.

The Silent Wave Motor of the 18-105mm yields speedy, silent, and smooth autofocus performance with fulltime manual focus override for precise manual control when needed. This AF motor is very helpful when tracking moving subjects and its quiet performance benefits video recording. Nikon's Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization compensates against the blur caused by camera shake and provides the ability to handhold the camera at shutter speeds up to 3.5 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. VR is particularly beneficial when shooting at telephoto focal lengths and in dim light and the effect of stabilization can be seen in the viewfinder, making composing and capturing the image easier.

The optical design of the lens includes one aspherical element and one extra-low dispersion glass element to minimizes aberrations and distortion for sharp and color accurate images. Super Integrated Lens Coating improves light transmission, reducing flare and ghosting. The minimum focus distance of this 18-105mm lens is 17.7" and its front filter thread diameter is 67mm.

This 18-105mm is exclusively designed for Nikon DSLRs with the DX-size sensor offering the 35mm equivalent focal length of 27-157.5mm.
VR (Vibration Reduction) minimizes blur caused by camera-movement enabling handheld shooting up to 3.5 shutter speed stops slower.
Silent Wave Motor autofocus motor enables for fast, smooth and ultra-quiet AF action and is very effective for tracking moving subjects and video shooting.
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element and aspherical lens element minimize aberrations and improve overall image sharpness and color.
Built-in A/M switch enables instant exchange between auto & manual focus.
Rounded 7-blade aperture diaphragm renders pleasing out-of-focus highlights.
Performance
Focal Length 18 - 105mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 27 - 157.5 mm
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° - 15° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' (45 cm)
Magnification 0.20x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 15/11
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 3.5" (7.62 x 8.89 cm)
Weight 14.82 oz (420 g)
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
  • 67mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses
  • CL-1018 Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration

  • Included Free

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    NikonAF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
     
    4.5

    (based on 302 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (181)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (97)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (230)
    • Easily interchangeable (166)
    • Consistent output (160)
    • Lightweight (154)
    • Durable (104)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (34)
    • Heavy (31)
    • Weak casing (22)
    • Slow focus (18)
    • Plastic mount (6)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (180)
    • Weddings (96)
    • Sports/action (89)
    • Wildlife photos (77)
    • Low light (73)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (121), Casual photographer (53), Semi-pro photographer (53), Enthusiast (23), Pro photographer (19)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (192), Yes (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazng Lens for your money!!

    This is a terrific mid-range lens for many different situations. Its semi-fast and gives you very gorgeous shots. I love the manual and auto focus options. I tend to use the auto focus...Read complete review

    This is a terrific mid-range lens for many different situations. Its semi-fast and gives you very gorgeous shots. I love the manual and auto focus options. I tend to use the auto focus when light situations get low. The zoom is just enough for me to get romantic close-ups of objects, plant-life and children...

    The zoom is smooth and quiet, and it feels comfortable in my hand. I have been able to capture great detail and stop action for some cool shots! It slides on and off with ease, and I find that it produces consistent images.

    We all know that lens prices can get sky high. So for my budget, this lens is the best bang for your buck. A definite go-to lens in my small collection.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice range, Good images

    I got this lens to replace a failed kit 18-55mm. For what I do the wider angle end is more important. This lens performs admirably with just a couple of quirks. The...Read complete review

    I got this lens to replace a failed kit 18-55mm. For what I do the wider angle end is more important. This lens performs admirably with just a couple of quirks. The manual focus ring will not take you through the entire focusing range. Occasionally, you can hear the auto focus motor briefly but the lens fails to change focus. I haven't figured out if this is because my hand is bumping the manual focus ring and thereby overriding the focus mechanism or if there is an issue with the lens. I did buy refurbished. The lens is also slow to focus, apx 1 second. Almost nothing happens in the beginning. At the end of a second it snaps into focus. This may just be the way the lens interacts with my D60 but a friend reports similar performance on his D300. Putting the camera in continuous focus mode seems to resolve shooting fast objects.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Lens

    By nat

    from columbus ohio

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

          I just took a trip to Italy and needed a more versatile lens and this was everything I needed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          "I would buy this product again

          By k9k9k9

          from Uruguay

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

              good lens

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              I would go for higher level lens

              By Alex Wang

              from New York

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

              I bought this product for traveling and realized the image quality wasn't what I expected. 18-105mm with Vibration Reduction, definitely for a beginner, but if you're like me, pursuing higher quality image, go for what's best within your budge.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great lens

              By pitureman

              from Maryland

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

              Great lens for flash and outdoor photography. Not good for low light. If I need a low light lens the 35mm 1.8 or 50mm 1.8 does what I need it to do. I use this lens with the Nikon D7000.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great Lens

              By Lurena

              from Suffolk, VA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Night Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                This lens is a wonderful catch all for any photography besides extreme close-ups or extreme distance shots.

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                • No

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                5.0

                WOW

                By Jim Boy

                from West Palm Beach FL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                Just got the new lens and it is so sharp in pictures.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Good General Purpose Lens

                By Ms. M

                from Jonesboro, AR

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                  I use this with the D7100 Nikon for classroom instruction on DSLR cameras and lens

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Ok lens for starters

                  By GS Live

                  from Utah

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                  I was hesitant to get this lens but it has come in handy

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                  3.0

                  Convenience Lens

                  By Kevin

                  from Central New York

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Convenient

                  Cons

                  • Slow
                  • Vignetting Fixed In Post

                  Best Uses

                  • Vacation
                  • Well-Lit Scenes

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                  Having only had this lens a short time, its hard to give a full review. It works well in well lit scenarios. I think it will make a nice convenience lens.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Lens!

                  By Legacy Pro

                  from Schwenksville PA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                    Very happy with this purchase. I use it with my D200 for portrait photography, posing families and singles. Works well for groups too.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A good and flexible lens,,,

                    By Iceman

                    from Oklahoma City, Okla

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                      This is a very versatile lens, delivering very good results and consistent quality.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great all-round lens.

                      By Johnny O

                      from Seattle, WA (Superbowl Champs!)

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • NONE

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                      Excellent lens for all-around shooting. Very happy with the selection and assistance from B&H on lens replacement choices. Received lens in 3 days.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Great multipurpose lens

                      By Johnny

                      from Oceanside, CA

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                      Love the quality and feel of this.

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                      4.0

                      easy to use

                      By D.Russo

                      from São Paulo, Brasil

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Poor in Low Light
                      • Slow Focus

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                      the lenses is cool and good construction easy to use.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      very good lens

                      By harish

                      from OC,CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Night Photography
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                        Light weight and great image quality

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Good option for beginners

                        By Gabriel Luque

                        from Argentina

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable

                        Cons

                        • Slow Focus

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                        Good for general purpose, portraits and family situations.

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                        • No

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Nice upgrade!

                        By Rottenbelly

                        from Cedar city, Utah.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                          Nice upgraded lense for my Nikon D5000.
                          Pictures are nice and sharp and the night time shots came out a lot better.
                          Focuses faster than the 18-55 that came with camera.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          great product

                          By Ray the hiker

                          from Spokane, Wa

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                            I've wanted this lens for awhile, especially for wide angle use and the ability to zoom in on distant subjects. I am very pleased with quality of my pictures, the speed of the zoom, light weight of the lens and the zoom distance I am would recommend it anyone. No negative issues yet

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Versatile lens

                            By Tom

                            from Milwaukee, WI

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                              I found your order process refreshingly straightforward, and was glad to receive this versatile lens promptly. I'm looking forward to years of capturing high-quality flower and portrait images with this reasonably priced lens.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Downsizing Bag

                              By El Supremo

                              from Ormond Beach, FL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                                  For over 20-years, I have carried a camera bag with lenses and a spare camera. I have finally become tired of having the bag searched at each event and decided to purchase a photog vest in which I plan to carry this lens and a 28-300mm lens; flash; spare batteries; memory cards; and lens cleaning kit.

                                  The lens works well as is lighter than I expected and I was not stopped upon entry at the last venue. You can make it with 2-lenses.

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