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

(based on 420 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (264)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (129)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (303)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (292)
  • Easily interchangeable (266)
  • Consistent output (213)
  • Durable (128)

Cons

  • Weak casing (50)
  • Poor in low light (34)
  • Slow focus (28)
  • Blurry focus (8)
  • Difficult to clean (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (224)
  • Low light (126)
  • Weddings (101)
  • Wildlife photos (83)
  • Sports/action (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (116), Casual photographer (111), Semi-pro photographer (75), Enthusiast (24), Pro photographer (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (227), Yes (32)

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

 

Was great until it fell apart

This lens came in my D70 kit. The optics were surprisingly good for a kit lens, exceeded my expectations time and time again. In fact, it was one of my best lenses yet...Read complete review

This lens came in my D70 kit. The optics were surprisingly good for a kit lens, exceeded my expectations time and time again. In fact, it was one of my best lenses yet (says a lot, considering others are Japanese built straight 2.8 Nikkors) on my D70 -- until it fell apart.

I am VERY careful with my equipment but apparently exceeded the usage limit for this lens. Repeated zooming eventually caused something in the housing to give way, leading to the zoom mechanism getting jammed and eventually causing the rear element to FALL OUT!

Not sure if this was just a defective lens or not,
conflicted on whether or not to purchase it again. Optics are excellent, durability is questionable.

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5.0

Great lens

By Mao

from Hampton Bays

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

I had this lens before, works perfect on my Nikon D 300S. Reasonable priced.

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5.0

Perfect all-around lens

By Santa Fe Pablo

from Seattle

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • 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:

      This is the lens most often on my camera body. If I had the bucks I'd buy several prime lenses but in the meantime, this is a good solid lens for most pro-am general work.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Good ecomonic lens

      By Mike

      from NM

      Verified Buyer

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

      B&H is my choice for camera equipment

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      4.0

      Good Bargin

      By Nittany

      from Penn State

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

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

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

      This lens is good for a wide range of applications, but the auto focus is slow.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Works Great

      By PhotoMan Josh

      from USA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      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:

        Got this to replace an earlier version of this lens that had broken. It is on a early style DSLR Body so I was concerned about compatibility but was assured by Customer service that this lens would work with my camera body and it did. So good to have this lens back in my arsenal.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Versatile lens

        By Jordan

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          I bought this for my girlfriend to use with her D3200 and it's been great. For an inexpensive, standard zoom lens, this thing really gets the job done. I don't know that there's any real downside to having this, unless you're trying to take some quality closeup shots from a longer distance. Worth the money!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          3.0

          Entry level lens, good price

          By fede

          from switzerland

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Weak Casing

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

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

          I bought the lenses as a gift. cheap and reliable product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Lightweight and easy to use.

          By Gene

          from New York

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          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:

            Moves smooth and takes colorful images. I needed this to do street style images in New York and also to capture documents.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            new replacement for original lens

            By Eric

            from Joplin, Mo

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

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

            After pricing a replacement lens for my Nikon - B & H had good pricing and quick free shipping, thanks a million

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Nikkor lightweight lens

            By ed

            from redding, ca

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Weak Casing

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

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

            a very adequate lens to give to a beginning photographer

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Nikon lens

            By Howie g

            from Owings mills, md.

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

            New lens great! Works well in autofocus.

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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.

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            • 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.

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                • 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.

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                  • 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!

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                    • No

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