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

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

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

B&H # NI185535GVR MFR # 2176
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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/DX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to 22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Nikon VR Image Stabilization
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 11"
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens is an ultra compact, lightweight standard zoom lens that has a 27-82.5mm equivalent zoom range and is designed for use with compact DX-format DSLRs. This lens offers the most basic zoom range in the DX lens series and will conveniently cover everything from tight indoor portraits to standard snap shots. The innovative Vibration Reduction (VR) system allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions. It minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 3 stops (8 times) faster.

The Nikon Super Integrated Coating used in this lens minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid images, even in challenging light conditions. This G-type Nikkor lens is designed with no aperture rings, and offers easier, virtually mistake-free operation because the aperture does not need to be set to minimum. Also, it has a minimum focus distance of 11" and a 52mm filter diameter. And, a rounded 7-blade diaphragm will provide smooth out-of-focus elements.

A versatile DX format zoom lens providing wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives with a 35mm focal length equivalence of 27-82.5mm.
A very compact and lightweight build makes this an effective camera for travel and everyday carry.
Nikon's Vibration Reduction image stabilization reduces the blur caused by camera shake for sharper images in dim light and when shooting handheld.
The Silent Wave Motor provides fast, smooth and near-silent autofocus action, particularly important when shooting video.
Super Integrated Coating applied to lens elements improves light transmission and reduces ghosting and flare.
Minimum focusing distance is 11" from focal plane
Works on FX-format cameras in DX crop mode.
In the Box
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
  • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    • 1Description

    Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Specs

    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Angle of View 76 to 28 50'
    Minimum Focus Distance 11" / 27.94 cm
    Maximum Magnification 0.31x
    Optical Design 11 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.87 x 3.11" / 73 x 79 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.6 x 4.4"

    Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Reviews

    AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 367.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice upgrade to kit lens Noticed improved sharpness due to the VR element. Smooth action and sharp focusing. Wish I had switched to the VR lens earlier.
    Date published: 2016-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service We had looked for this lens many other places and it was more reasonable here and the service was quick and easy. We received the lens within 3 days. I would highly recommend this company!
    Date published: 2016-03-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a bad little lens Pretty nice lens for the price. Nice zoom range for a dx camera. Reasonably sharp.
    Date published: 2016-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Replacement Perfect lens to replace my broken stock lens for my Nikon5100.
    Date published: 2015-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy! For the price this lens really delivers.
    Date published: 2015-12-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Starter/Kit Lens I purchased this lens for my daughter who is just getting into photography. Even though it's a Kit lens it's surprisingly very sharp. It's small and light weight. It doesn't come with a hood so if you want one you have to purchase it separately.
    Date published: 2015-10-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for I bought this lens as a nice cheap lightweight alternative to some of my better lenses. The lens is pretty great for outdoor and action photography and at a great price point however the biggest issues I have found with it is the bayonet mount which has a tendency to break (mine broke on a small fall) which needs to be replaced. The replacement is a 6 dollar part which you need to undo some very small screws to get in there and replace... not difficult but if this is the only lens you are carrying in the field, it is very inconvenient to have it break! Just a word of warning about it!
    Date published: 2015-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Company! No out of state sales tax, free shipping,and competitive pricing.
    Date published: 2015-05-13
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    Is this lens Compatible with Nikon 7000? Thank you! :)
    Asked by: Patricia G.
    Thank you very much for your time! :)
    Answered by: Patricia G.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    can I use in a nikon D610 ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Nikon D610 is a full frame camera, whereas this lens is designed for cropped sensor format cameras, and is not advised for use with full frame bodies.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    What size front and rear lens caps for this lens?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The front size lens cap is 52mm's and the rear side take a special Nikon rear lens cap. Enclosed are the links. and
    Answered by: Matthew C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is this lens Compatible with Nikon 7100. I just bought the camera from you! J
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the Nikon D7100 camera. The D7100 camera is compatible with any autofocus lenses made by Nikon or for the Nikon AF system by other manufacturers.
    Answered by: Yos O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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    Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Accessories

    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D5000
    • Nikon D80
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