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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.

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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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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

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            • 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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            (2 of 2 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.

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            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

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                • No

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

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                    • 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.

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                    • 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.

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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 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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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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                            • No

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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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                                • No

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