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

You Pay: $396.95

Nikon's AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is a welcome addition to the Nikon DX-format DSLR systems, and an ideal counterpart to the D90 DSLR.  This versatile optic offers much of the benefits of the enormously-popular 18-200mm VR lens but in a lighter, smaller body that takes a smaller filter as well.

The AF-S Silent Wave Motor in the 18-105mm VR yields speedy, silent, on-the-money AF performance with fulltime manual focus override.  In particular, the AF-S motor keeps up with skittish, erratic subjects that overwhelm normal camera-driven-motor AF systems.  You'll get more 'keeper' images of those fast-moving animals, athletes, children, vehicles and the like.

Along with the SWM (Silent Wave Motor), the 18-105 benefits from the VR Image Stabilizer built in to the lens, which will give you the ability to handhold the camera at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise normally be possible.  Always a benefit to a handheld pic, this is of particular usefulness whenever you're photographing slow-moving subjects in low light.  The benefit of in-lens stabilization is seen in the viewfinder, making composing and capturing the image easier as well.

Note! Use of DX lenses are not recommended with 35mm cameras.

DX Lenses exclusively designed for Nikon digital SLRs with the DX-size sensor; equivalent focal length in 35mm terms is 27-157mm
VR (Vibration Reduction) minimizes camera-movement image blur, enabling handheld shooting ~3 stops slower
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element and aspherical lens element
Built-in A/M switch enables instant exchange between AF & manual focus
Silent Wave Motor for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet AF
Non-rotating front element eases use of polarizing filters
Rounded 7-blade aperture diaphragm renders pleasing out-of-focus highlights
Performance
Focal Length 18 - 105mm
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°
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 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 3.5" (7.62 x 8.89 cm)
Weight 14.82 oz (420 g)
Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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
  • 5-Year Warranty (1-Year International + 4-Year USA Extension)

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    Nikon18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus Lens
     
    4.5

    (based on 300 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (179)

    • 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 (229)
    • Easily interchangeable (165)
    • Consistent output (160)
    • Lightweight (153)
    • Durable (103)

    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 (120), Semi-pro photographer (53), Casual photographer (52), Enthusiast (23), Pro photographer (19)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (191), Yes (13)

    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.

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    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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    3.0

    I would go for higher level lens

    By Alex Wang

    from New York

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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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    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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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.

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    • 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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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.

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        • 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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

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

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            • Yes

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            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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

            the lenses is cool and good construction easy to use.

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            • 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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus Lens:

              Good for general purpose, portraits and family situations.

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              • No

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              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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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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                  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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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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                    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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Autofocus 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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                        5.0

                        Love it!

                        By LR

                        from Phelan, CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I am in love with this lens.

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                            4.0

                            Great All-around Piece

                            By HWSDigital

                            from Branson, MO

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Poor in Low Light

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events

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

                            This is a great all-around lens for any Nikon DX body. I use it on a D7000 90% of the time. Focus is fast if you use auto-focus and this combo produces very sharp images. My only complaint and the reason for 4 stars is the plastic mount. You can pay alot more for a Nikkor lens but you will be hard-pressed to equal the image quality of the 18-105. Don't let the words "Kit Lens" fool ya!

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