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

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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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    Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 specs

    Focal Length 18 to 55mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 27 to 82.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 to 5.6
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon DX
    FX in DX Crop Mode
    Angle of View 76° to 28° 50'
    Minimum Focus Distance 11" / 28 cm
    Magnification 0.31x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
    Optical Design 11 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.87 x 3.11" / 73 x 79 mm
    Weight 9.35 oz / 265 g
    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 3 out of 5 by from For the money, not bad! Obviously, having a wide lens suitable for a digital SLR is a must. I have many of Nikon's pro lenses in 35mm film compatible lenses, and I use them on my digital cameras. However, I haven't yet gotten to the point I feel I need the ultra-wide pro lens yet. This lens, for the money, is a good deal. It's not super fast, but the VR makes a definite difference. It's my first VR lens, and it's taken me a bit of getting used to. There is some barrel distortion at the wide end, but the color rendition is above average. If you don't have $1200 to drop on the pro wide zoom, this baby will do you just fine.
    Date published: 2008-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit for your Nikon The lens is the perfect companion to your nikon camera. I use it with the Nikon D3000. The resolution is perfect so your pictures look amassing. The zoom is powerful enough to have a good to make good close ups. Is not to heavy as other more powerful lenses so you can carried everywhere. You can control the focus as automatic or manual for more creativity. When using with the D3000 you can control the aperture, and precise focus points so you can really choose what to focus and what not. The Vibration Reduction is good to take difficult shuts, but make the picture a little blurry. It helps but in order to make good pictures at night a tripod is required.
    Date published: 2011-03-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cheap, but excellent quality I'm a professional photographer out of Wisconsin, and I needed a wide angle lens fast, but had little money at the time. This lens was going to be used in bright light for action and portraits, with flash, and landscapes, so its small apertures don't matter as much to me. I was very nervous getting such a cheap lens for my Nikon D300 for professional work, but I can say, this lens is excellent! The apertures work fine, very sharp, excellent Vibration Reduction, and smooth zooming.
    Date published: 2014-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A jewel in the Nikon lineup I use the lens on my D80 and D7000 and it performs equally well with each body. Images are crisp with excellent color rendition and distortion is minimal to unnoticeable. The autofocus is fast and quiet. The angle of view at 18mm is suitable for most landscape photography. Indoors the focal range permits intimate portraits, but also allows me to capture a full room scene in tight quarters. A fantastic all around lens for travel and family photography.
    Date published: 2012-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The exact lens I needed to do the job. The Nikon 18-55mm is the perfect all around lens I needed for family groups and close ups of Flowers and small animals I shoot for my collection. Recording images of all kinds and especially for Secenry shots of lakes and water falls. Needed in low light conditions.I have a hard time focusing with my glass on, so this lens does the job for me.I am 100% happy with the equipment I buy from B & H Photo & Video. I have been buying cameras and lenses since the earily 1990's.I recommend to my friends and family if you are looking for a good deal and quality equipment, buy from B & H.Sincerely, thank you so much.I am a happy customer. James Ferris
    Date published: 2011-02-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's your basic kit lens This lens came with my D3200. And it was a great lens that covers a lot of range. This was a great starting lens that helped me decide what kind of lenses to upgrade to. I found myself shooting subjects mostly on the 18mm range. Hence, I upgraded to a wide angle zoom. This lens also helped me learn about VR, auto focus, and how it applies to my style of photography. It does just about everything average, but not one thing great. The images come out sharp and with great detail contrast and color. It can also do Macro/Micro, and video. It is a great first DSLR lens, but it has some negatives. Manual focus is very difficult, slow and limited auto focus, rotating front element and focus ring when focusing, plastic construction, and small glass. But, these can be positives for those who like light weight, shoot mostly auto focus, shoot close up and in controlled lighting, and like compact size. At any rate, this lens is great for what it was intended: a good starter lens with decent performance, diverse ability, and a good value.
    Date published: 2013-12-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replaced broken 18-70 I've used this for about a week now, and compaired to the 18-70mm nikon it replaced I like it. The addition of VR is very welcome. I'm not particularly good at hand holding, 1/40th is about all that's safe, and I can get sharp results at 1/15th with this lens. Optically this is a great lens. Also, fast to focus, nothing like the old 28-80 plastic kit lens that came with the D50. Unfortunately it's all plastic, If your a frequent lens switcher, the mount wont last forever. That being said, this is a very good performer for the price. You could buy two before you reach the cost of all metal lens. On the plus side, plastic is lighter.
    Date published: 2010-08-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worried by reviews, but all for not. Used on Nikon D90. Ok, so if your like me your reading all these reviews, researching on the internet and wondering do I want to potentially throw away over $100 on a lens that is said to be flimsy, with this or that kind of distortion and blurry in the corners......Well, yes you do, because it's worth every penny, if your on a budget. Sure it's kind of flimsy looking and all plastic and light, but its a nikkor lens and who really takes pictures with their subject in the very corner with a wide open aperture. Most people like bokeh, so the corners are always blurry anyway. If some pictures come out blurry it's because I moved the camera or had the shutter speed too low. Use the right setting and this is a very decent lens. Well worth the tiny price tag. I figure if you're not on a budget you'd never even look at this lens anyway.
    Date published: 2010-01-15
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    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D5000
    • Nikon D80
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