Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF AF-S DX Lens

Nikon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens for Select Digital Cameras

Nikon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens for Select Digital Cameras - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBN18135GAFS MFR # 2162B
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The Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens is a wide-angle to telephoto zoom lens that features Nikon ED glass, aspherical lens elements and SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for enhanced performance. With a focal length range of 18-135mm, the lens is suitable for a wide variety of shooting situations; from sports, action and portraits to wide-angle landscapes. The picture angle is equivalent to a 27-202.5mm lens in the 35mm format.

The optical design features one ED glass element and two hybrid aspherical lens elements to assure high-resolution, high-contrast images while minimizing chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion. The compact SWM built into the lens offers the smooth and quiet autofocus performance that users have come to expect from Nikon lenses.

Note: AF-S feature is not supported by certain camera models. Please see here for a list of compatible models.

Note: DX lenses are NOT recommended for use with 35mm, digital "full-frame" FX, or APS SLR cameras

Versatile, high-power 7.5x Zoom-Nikkor lens (approximates the picture angle performance of a 28-200mm lens on 35mm SLR)
Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus range
Non-Rotating front element provides for convenient use of circular polarizing filters and the Nikon Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System.
Focus as close as 1.47' throughout entire zoom range
SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for swift autofocusing with superior accuracy and ultra-quiet operation
M/A mode allows rapid switching between autofocus and manual even during AF servo operation, with virtually no time lag
The rounded diaphragm opening (7 blades) makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
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Nikon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens for Select Digital Cameras
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  • CL-0915 Soft Case
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    Nikon 2162B specs

    Filter Size 67mm
    f/Stop Range 3.5-22 (@18mm)
    5.6-38 (@135mm)
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.5' (45 cm)
    Magnification Not specified by manufacturer
    Zoom/Focus Control Two-touch
    Angle of View 76 to 12 Degrees (Nikon DX format)
    Groups/Elements 13/15
    Tripod Collar No
    Length 3.4" (86mm)
    Maximum Diameter 2.9" (80mm)
    Weight 13.6 oz (385 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.2 x 6.3 x 4.9"

    Nikon 2162B reviews

    18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF AF-S DX Lens is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 65.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Affordable I picked this lens up for the range 18 to 135 mm, my standard kit lens were 18 to 55 and 55 to 200. I find for purposes of travel and not needing to change lens this is a most have if you cannot afford the 18 to 200 mm lens. I have read a number of reviews that the mount is not as beefy as the more expense units, plastic versus metal. This would be a concern if you are swapping lens more often then not. I like the convience of use, again it is affordable, my next lens would be a 17 to 55 2.8 (need to save up for that, looking to have a fast lens). So I am happy with the performance of this unit, I do need to use it more,
    Date published: 2008-07-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all purpose lens... Lens came with the D80 - purchased October 2006; first digital SLR and think this is a good all-around use lens. I've used it for sports, portraits, indoor/outdoor; and have great results until December (2007). While on vacation the lens started hunting while auto-focusing. I switched to manual and had no problems. Returned to Nikon for repair and after much research found the hunting problem to be quite common with this lens. I've always thought this lens was excellent until I compared photos from the 80-200 f/2.8 lens - but that's comparing apples to oranges. As a starter lens, I would recommend this lens if it came as part of a kit.
    Date published: 2008-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best lens there is I am a mid-expert in photography and had a 4 years of experience in digital photography and this is the best lens I have ever used, I was compared this to the 18-200mm VR and 55-200mm VR and let me tell you the buildand the price and value is more superb then all of them. The extra 65mm and VR isnt worth $400 or $500, I can handhold fully zoomed out at 15-20th of a second and my photos are still razor sharp. Highly recommended. Expertise: Assistant photojournalist Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Nikkor 28-200, Nikkor 18-200, Nikkor 55-200 Items I Recommend: Lens cleaning kit, 67mm Filters, Small case
    Date published: 2007-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Great one all around lens I heard some comments of defective versions of this lens. I guess I've been fortunate enough to have a good one. Mine I've taken it to multiple trips or work related stuff and love it. Got it as part of the kit and was thinking on keeping it only while I waited to get the 18-200VR, but now I'm in no rush. I'll get the VR whenever possible or with a new body and I'll keep this one. So far it has worked above expectations. Great for the price (or while you wait for the VR). Problems Encountered: None. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Multiple Nikons, 18-70 ED-IF AF-S DX, etc. Items I Recommend: HMHoya 67mm C or Pro Series filter.
    Date published: 2007-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from All Around Lens I bought this lens to replace the 18-55mm that came with my d40x, i thought it would be better to have a lens with a better range for general use. It works great, i have not had any problems with the lens yet and doubt i will. A review on @ shows examples of the barrel distortion that this lens creates but i have been using it for about 6 months and so far i haven't seen any problems-if you would like a good beginning all purpose lens for general camera use and you aren't willing to spend the extra for the 18-200 vr this is the lens for you.-the only downfall about this lens is that it isn't the quickest to focus.
    Date published: 2008-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 18-135mm Nikkor . Problems Encountered: O.K. I bought my first DSLR in the D80 and it came with this lens. Now I am new so I don't want to act like I know everything. I have done quite a bit of research on this lens and it seems to meet my expectations. The reason I am writing this review because I too had the AF feature fail on this lens within one week of receiving it. I could not ever get it to lock on and focus. The lens made a strange noise as it tried to focus. I received a new one and so far it is working well. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Nikon N8008
    Date published: 2007-01-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big spirit, small price This is a great all-in-one lens for the novice photographer! It has all the focal lengths needed for slight wide-angle photography as well as telephoto lengths. I purchased this lens in anticipation for a family wedding for which I was doing the photography. All the photos turned out great! I couldnt be happier. I was even able to get a photo of the whole family inside the (small) room that the wedding was held. Thank you wide-angle! The lens feels great in your hands, and has a little bit of weight to it; which I feel makes it feel sturdier. It even comes with its own lens hood!
    Date published: 2008-05-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all-around lens Bought this lens then went on a cruise to Mexico and thePanama Canal. Took over 700 photos. Found myself using itas the primary lens when touring. Very sharp fromcorner-to-corner and easy to carry around. I'm using it ona Nikon D40, a camera which has low noise up to ISO800 so VRis not an issue. Yes there is vignetting at the edges onsome shots and distortion at wide and telephoto but that iseasily and quickly corrected using PTLens software orPhotoshop. Great all-around lens. Problems Encountered: Vignetting and distortion but easily corrected. Items I Recommend: Nikon D40
    Date published: 2007-02-23
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