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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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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.

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          • 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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                  • No

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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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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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