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NikonAF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
 
4.6

(based on 48 reviews)

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    (34)

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    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (2)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (29)
  • Easily interchangeable (21)
  • Consistent output (16)
  • Strong construction (16)
  • Lightweight (14)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (29)
  • Weddings (16)
  • Wildlife photos (15)
  • Sports/action (13)
  • Low light (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (25), Semi-pro photographer (7), Casual photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Surprisingly good lens

I just got this lens with D7100 (part of kit). Right out of the box I was impressed with the build quality and then with the pictures.
I primarily use it...Read complete review

I just got this lens with D7100 (part of kit). Right out of the box I was impressed with the build quality and then with the pictures.
I primarily use it as a walk-around/travel lens. I waited about two weeks to write this review, so I can have some hands on experience with it. This is an good lens with EXCELLENT SHARPNESS throughout the focal length (18 thru 140) with one drawback "VIGNETTE" (hence, -1 Star) about 1.5 stops. However, this is correctable during post processing; it one more thing to keep in mind while shooting "not to over expose" due to vigennting you see in the pictures.
During my two weeks with this lens and I have shot: landscapes, macro, blue angles air show, wild life, low light and long exposures. Overall, I am happy camper with this lens.

Whith that said its an excellent lens overall for beginners and/or photo enthusiast.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK lens - convenient tele range

This isn't a bad lens, but it's not the best lens in my kit. It's nice and light compared to most of my other lenses, and the telephoto range is hard to beat...Read complete review

This isn't a bad lens, but it's not the best lens in my kit. It's nice and light compared to most of my other lenses, and the telephoto range is hard to beat especially if you want to travel relatively light. Sharp enough, especially in the middle, fast enough and nice and bright. A little soft in the corners, some noticeable CA in certain conditions (purple fringes on bare trees against a burned-out winter sky), and loads of distortion. Some flare shooting right into the sun, but not necessarily unattractive, although it loses contrast. As of right now my D7100 doesn't correct the distortion in-camera (I'm sure there will be a firmware upgrade) but DxO Optics Pro software corrects it. The distortion doesn't bother me since it is easily correctable. Hasn't yet been calibrated by PT Lens, but the author will calibrate it if somebody sends him the images. I haven't gotten around to it yet. As part of a package deal, this lens was inexpensive, and I knew what I was looking for - a good enough lens as a casual walking-around lens. In my opinion, that's what this is. If you are looking for the best lens for your 24mp DX format camera, this isn't it, but to replicate the range with the best image quality you need a collection lenses, and much higher cost. I would not recommend this lens as your primary option for the best image quality from a 24mp camera, but I would recommend it as a convenient lens option in a kit that includes some higher quality lenses for your most important pictures. As long as you know what you are getting and you are OK with it (I am), then it's fine, especially if it is heavily discounted like mine was.

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5.0

Great Lenses

By Dr.nyc

from NYC,NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Weak Casing

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Easy to use. Was a great add to avoiding switching lenses for daily shots.

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5.0

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

By Robert/Diplomat

from Woodbridge,VA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cost Was Reasonable
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Light and small
  • Nice Bokeh

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

    This lens is being used in close quarters and for landscape photos.

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    5.0

    replacement lens

    By kevmantruck

    from CT

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

          So far I am loving this new lens. I have been shooting loads of shots at the Cape (Cape Cod) and I am having great results. Just went out on a whale watch and lots of shots around P town. This is my first use of this lens and so far all is great.

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          5.0

          Perfect lense!

          By RUN 8

          from Flat Rock, MI

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

            This lens is mainly used for railroad photography. The focal length (18-140mm) covers this type of photography just about perfectly!

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            5.0

            Great range / Good weight for everyday

            By matt1mike1

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Casual Photographer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                  Great everyday lens w/o sacrificing weight and confort.

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                  5.0

                  Great multi purpose lens

                  By PnB143

                  from West Palm Beach, FL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                    We mostly use this lens to take photos at our daughter's beach volleyball tournaments. It is great for catching the action, both wide angle and zoomed in! We get excellent action shots, even freezing the sand grains mid air!

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                    5.0

                    Nice Quality Lens

                    By Hughtron

                    from Dixon, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Easy To Use Functions
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Precise Barrel Motion
                    • Quality Metal Mating Ring
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Candid Shots Of Kids
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                      I decided to replace my 18-135mm zoom kit lens that came with my old Nikon D40X camera that was also recently upgraded to a D5200. I never was very comfortable with the plastic mating surface and the contacts had shown to be unreliable on more than one occasion. (The "lens not installed" warning read out could be a pain when the shutter release button was depressed.) A quick lens unlock and lock motion would usually solve the problem,but your subject was typically long gone by then. This lens does have a more substantial metal locking base and the barrel has a tighter more precise feel to it. The newer lens has the same diameter as the previous one except it's a tad longer, that along with the slightly thicker D5200 camera body made it difficult to use the old D40X camera cover. The purchase of the Nikon CF-DC2 cover, which is a tad longer, solved this problem beautifully.

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                      4.0

                      better options

                      By American Tourist

                      from Pittsburgh PA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                        I liked this lens much better than the 18-105 because it gave me more options to chose from in the telephoto zooming abilities. My only reservation is that the plastic ring attached seemed to move when I first was using it and caused some hiccups.

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                        5.0

                        Love it!

                        By Newlywed

                        from Indianapolis

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                          Love the versatility of the 18-140mm. This was the only lens we took on our honeymoon to Alaska, and it was great for close ups of plans to capturing shots of whales far away.

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                          5.0

                          Fantastic all-purpose lens

                          By 8thstreetphotos

                          from Washington DC area

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                            I use this as my default lens for everything from people to landscapes--and it works flawlessly.

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                            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Surprisingly good lens

                            By Patel

                            from Vernon, CT

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Vignette

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Photography
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                            I just got this lens with D7100 (part of kit). Right out of the box I was impressed with the build quality and then with the pictures.
                            I primarily use it as a walk-around/travel lens. I waited about two weeks to write this review, so I can have some hands on experience with it. This is an good lens with EXCELLENT SHARPNESS throughout the focal length (18 thru 140) with one drawback "VIGNETTE" (hence, -1 Star) about 1.5 stops. However, this is correctable during post processing; it one more thing to keep in mind while shooting "not to over expose" due to vigennting you see in the pictures.
                            During my two weeks with this lens and I have shot: landscapes, macro, blue angles air show, wild life, low light and long exposures. Overall, I am happy camper with this lens.

                            Whith that said its an excellent lens overall for beginners and/or photo enthusiast.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good for almost every situation

                            By Geraldo

                            from Brazil

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                              Excelent lens because it serves for almost every situation.

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great lens!

                              By Pete

                              from Easton, PA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Rugged
                              • Sharp
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                                On February 20, 2014 I gave this lens a negative review with the title ‟Underexposed everything,‟ which that copy of the lens did in fact do. So I sent it back and decided just to stick with the older lens that I already had. Then, this week the lens took a substantial price drop and I decided to give it a second try. I'm glad I did.

                                I just received my second copy of this lens and it is absolutely fabulous. Sharp, sharp, sharp. Built like a tank and produces great colors. All this, on my D90.

                                B&H was great about the whole thing, and refunded the purchase price on my first lens - and paid for the return shipping. Can't ask for more than that. Although Nikon eventually came through and I'm thrilled with what I now have, I must say that over the years I've had to return quite a few items to them, mostly lenses. They always made good, but the items I returned should never have had the shortcomings that they did in the first place.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent

                                By FFC

                                from Central Jersey

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                                  Use this lens on Nikon D7100 as every day walk around lens. Sharp, fast focus. Recommend it based on excellent focal range.

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice walk around lens!

                                  By jun

                                  from Auburn, Washington

                                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                                  I bought this lens to compliment the D5300 that I have bought for my wife. The range is just perfect. Pictures taken from this lens is very sharp. I will recommend this lens for a one lens walk around. It's very light and focus very fast.

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                                  4.0

                                  Excellent all purpose lens

                                  By TK

                                  from New Jersey

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy
                                  • Poor in Low Light

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                                    This is a great all-purpose lens for indoor/outdoor/flash use. Not fast enough for zooming indoors without cranking the ISO way up and even then... Still, good all-around lens.

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                                    4.0

                                    Good Lens for the Price

                                    By J Young

                                    from Corpus Christi, TX

                                    Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                                    Good lens for the price. Low price, good images. A good quality kit lens.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent performing lens.

                                    By Ted

                                    from Hollister, Ca

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                                      Great all around lens. Fast autofocus and sharp

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                                      2.0

                                      Noticeable distortion

                                      By SteveM

                                      from Novi, MI

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                                        On the surface this lens seems nice,VR seems to work well, focus seems good and is quiet, seems to be well built. But if you use it to photograph things with straight lines near the edges (in my case it was to document framed artwork), I found that it has a noticeable pin-cushion distortion that I would prefer not to have to correct on every image. I'd recommend it but only for casual use.

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                                        5.0

                                        I'm Happy

                                        By Roderick

                                        from Peoria, AZ

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output
                                        • Durable
                                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                        • Rugged
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Poor in Low Light

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

                                        I typically shoot landscapes and cameos, so I am usually outdoors. I like the wide angle and zoom capabilities without having to change lenses. This is an upgrade for me and I am not disappointed. The hood I purchased that was recommended is less than favorable. If not mounted a certain way, the hood is observable (top right corner) when the lens is in full wide angle mode.

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