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

Product Summary


This $200 lens is often packed as a kit lens for many of the DX format DSLRs that Nikon has. It is a suitable lens for everyday photography portraiture, landscape, group and is often used by amateurs as their go to lens. Nikon has provided their Vibration Reduction technology to ensure that the lens can offer up to two stops of slower shutter speeds when hand holding the camera. The lens has a close focusing distance of 0.9’ which means it is also suitable for close-up photography.

Silent Wave Motor technology also adds an important quiet feature to the auto-focusing mechanism of the lens, making it less ‘stand-out’ when used among strangers, specially the camera shy ones. Aspherical elements in the lens ensure that the lens can counter a number of spherical aberrations. Nikon has also provided multi-coating in the form of Super Integrated Coating (SIC). This is a G lens and thus does not have a dedicated aperture ring on the lens. It shall auto focus with all AF-S bodies that Nikon has produced recently.

The wide f/3.5 aperture is perfect for most lighting conditions. At the narrow end the lens can stop down to f/22. The maximum angle of view of the lens is 76° while the minimum is 28°50′. There are 11 lens elements arranged in a total of 8 groups. The diaphragm of the lens is made up of 7 blades. The filter size specification of the lens is 52mm and the weight is 265 grams. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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

Focal length18-55mm
Max aperturef/3.5-5.6
Min aperturef/22-36
Construction11 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens element)
Picture angle76° – 28°50′
Closest focusing distance0.28m/0.9ft (throughout the entire focal range)
Max reproduction ratio1/3.2
No. of diaphragm blades7 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size52mm
Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)Appproximately 73 x 79.5 mm/2.9 x 3.1 in.
WeightApproximately 265 g/9.4 oz.
Accessories52mm snap-on front lens cap LC-52


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AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H