Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

BH #NI1810535G • MFR #2179
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 27-157.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element, One ED Element
Covering a frequently used range of focal lengths, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon is a wide-angle to mid-telephoto, 27-157.5mm-equivalent zoom designed for DX-format cameras. Benefitting image quality, aspherical and extra-low dispersion glass elements are used to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to produce high sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. A Super Integrated Coating has also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in harsh lighting conditions. Beyond the optical attributes, the lens is also characterized by its 3.5 stop-effective Vibration Reduction system, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake to help achieve sharper handheld imagery. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor affords fast and near-silent autofocus performance and full-time manual focus override.
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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED V... Overview

Covering a frequently used range of focal lengths, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon is a wide-angle to mid-telephoto, 27-157.5mm-equivalent zoom designed for DX-format cameras. Benefitting image quality, aspherical and extra-low dispersion glass elements are used to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to produce high sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. A Super Integrated Coating has also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in harsh lighting conditions. Beyond the optical attributes, the lens is also characterized by its 3.5 stop-effective Vibration Reduction system, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake to help achieve sharper handheld imagery. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor affords fast and near-silent autofocus performance and full-time manual focus override.

All-in-one zoom spans wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths and is designed for Nikon F-mount DX-format cameras, where it provides a 27-157.5mm equivalent range.
One aspherical element is used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
One extra-low dispersion element greatly reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 3.5 stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 018208021796

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED V... Specs

Focal Length18 to 105mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 157.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View76° to 15° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design15 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.99 x 3.5" / 76 x 89 mm
Weight14.82 oz / 420 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.56 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.3 x 4.8 x 4.75"
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Yes, it works with the D7500.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2020-09-07

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Is this lens compatible with Nikon D40X
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18-105 is ten years old model now, how does The quality and sharpness compare to the image Quality of AF-P 18-55mm DX lens?
Asked by: Deep R.
I have both of these lenses, and I bought my 18-105 from B&H in March 2009, so it is ten years old. I cannot tell the difference between pictures taken with these two lenses on a Nikon D5500, comparing them with a series of pairs of pictures taken at the same focal lengths. Even when I do on-screen zooming in, there is no difference. Ken Rockwell says of the 18-55 AF-P "In the lab, its biggest limitation is lateral color at the 18mm end. At 18mm, there is some minor yellow-blue lateral color, while the underlying image is sharp". I agree, and not just in the lab. At 18mm, the old 18-105 has no lateral color. He does not like the 18-105 because he thinks it is soft in the corners. I disagree, after comparing the center and the corners against the 18-55 AF-P. The 18-105 is a great lens. I agree with David Busch, who says, in his book on the D5500, that the 18-105 is a great "walking-around" lens.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2019-11-20

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I own a D90. When I use this lens @ 105 mm close in ( approx 1.5 feet) and then 105 mm at a bit of a distance the lens does not focus ( blurred) I have to change the lens to 50mm and then I can put it back to 105 mm ( about eight feet to as close a 1.5 feet. This problem only occurs when I go from close in to a more regular distance. Any ideas? Is the camera or the lens broken?
Asked by: Harvey
It sounds like an autofocus problem, but I cannot say for certain. Please call or live chat or even better if you live nearby bring in the equipment. Either way, we can more thoroughly go over what is going on with your equipment and troubleshoot it.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does this works on D5600? Thanks!
Asked by: Dominus W.
Yes it will. I use this lens most of the time when I'm shooting an event as well as portraits. I shoot the D7100 and D5100.
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Date published: 2018-08-27

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tamron 16-300 vs nikon 18-105 what is differents which one produce sharp images ?
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The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR would be the sharper of the two lenses. WHile they have similar performance in most all other regards, the Nikon lens is the brighter of the two lenses, and is the sharper of the two lenses. Distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberration performance of both lenses are almost identical.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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