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NikonAF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II DX Lens
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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      4.0

      Great little lens

      By J Lee

      from Chattanooga TN

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Weddings/Events

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

        The wide angle allows me to get better group shots. Light weight and great for portrait shots is why I choose this product. I like the new locking in place when you are not using it.

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        4.0

        Great all around lens

        By TXRosie50

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          I bought this to replace my usual lens which is the AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens. I wanted the VR and decided to spend the extra bucks on the VRII (latest incarnation). First off, the lens feels a lot more solid and better made. I give it 4 stars (not 5), but not because of the optics or VR. The lens is still made with a plastic mount, but for the price, I am not surprised. I have used the lens in various test situations and although the internet ratings were so-so, I find the lens quite sharp and more than adequate for the price. Feels a lot more "solid" than my other lens. Also, I was very disappointed in Nikon for not including the lens hood which I had to pay an extra $[$]for. Lens is light and easy to use. VRII excellent. Optics are Very good. Build quality very good (for this type of lens). Did not notice any lens creep, zoom was quick and solid.

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          5.0

          Nikon's new kit lens is a winner

          By beepsy1269

          from Madison, WI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Good sharpness
          • Lightweight
          • Usable Zoom Range

          Cons

          • Questionable durability

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

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

          I purchased this lens to replace my original kit lens which was a 18-105mm. I was looking for a lens that was more compact and would allow at least a reasonable zoom range. When I saw this lens I decided to order it. It's met all the requirements I was looking for. It's compact. Of the 200 shots I've taken so far it looks to be as sharp if not sharper than the 18-105mm. When I get back home from traveling I'll take a closer look at the sharpness. The zoom range has been perfect for me since I tend to shoot most of my photos at the wider end of the zoom range. The few times I wanted something longer 55mm was just the right length. Some of the reviews I read mentioned that the autofocus wasn't fast. I haven't found that problem but most of my subjects are stationary. My only slight reservation is in the build quality. While the lightness is a plus it would be nice if it had a metal lens mount. Time will tell how long it holds up.

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