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

Release Date : 6 January 2014
Price : $ 246.95
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Key features

There’s a reason Nikon includes an 18-55mm lens with so many D-SLR kits—it’s simply a fantastic all-around lens. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II is the most compact, advanced version of the 18-55mm lens yet. A new retractable barrel design inspired by the Nikon 1 system makes it approx. 25% smaller and lighter than its predecessors, and the latest Vibration Reduction technology provides 4.0* stops of blur-free handheld shooting. Whether you’re shooting wide group shots or tight close-ups, photos or HD videos, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II delivers.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II is optimized to draw maximum performance from Nikon’s new generation of high-resolution DX-format HD-SLRs. Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating (SIC) ensures outstanding color richness and contrast by reducing reflections and glare. A seven-blade rounded diaphragm renders backgrounds and out-of-focus elements in your shots with a natural, softly blurred appearance. Your photos and HD videos will reveal the astounding sharpness and detail your HD-SLR is capable of achieving.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II features Nikon’s latest Vibration Reduction image stabilization technology, which provides 4.0* stops of blur-free handheld shooting. That means your photos and videos will be tack-sharp, even if your hands are a bit unsteady. Additionally, it means you’ll be able to shoot at slower shutter speeds without affecting image sharpness—a huge advantage in low light situations where slower shutter speeds mean brighter photos.

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Specifications

Focal length 18-55mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperture f/22-36
Lens construction 11 elements in 8 groups (including 1 aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view 76° – 28°50′
Minimum focus distance AF: 0.28 m (0.92 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions. MF: 0.25 m (0.82 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio AF: 0.31x (at 55 mm). MF: 0.36x (at 55 mm)
No. of diaphragm blades 7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size 52 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount) Approx. 66 mm maximum diameter x 59.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Weight Approx. 195 g (6.9 oz)
Supplied accessories 52mm snap-on front lens cap LC-52