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AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR

AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR

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Product Number: 2176
Lens Category: Walkaround
Purchase Link: Buy Now at B&H Photo!
List Price (USA): $240
In Production: Yes
Year Launched: 2006
Format: DX (APS-C)
Optical Construction: 11 elements in 8 groups
Min. Focusing Distance (cm): 28
Max. Magnification (x): 0.31
Coating Type: Super Integrated
Special Optical Elements: Aspherical Element(s) (AS)
DX Field of View (deg): 76 to 28.5
Max. Aperture: F3.5
Min. Aperture: F22
Number of Aperture Blades: 7
Rounded Aperture Blades: No
Aperture Ring: No
Focus Type: AF-S (Silent wave motor)
Focusing Modes: AF, M
Full-Time AF Override: No
Internal Focusing: No
Distance Scale: Yes
Macro: No
Stabilization: Yes
Weather Sealing: No
Tripod Collar: No
Internal Zooming: No
Other Features: Rotating Front Element
Filter Size (mm): 52
Max. Barrel Diameter (mm): 73
Collapsed Length (mm): 79
Weight (g): 265
Hood: HB-45
Case: CL-0815
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4 Reviews

Got this lens with my D3100. It's not perfect but to be honest I've managed to take some great pictures with it. 

I'm using this lens with my D5100. AF is quite fast and really quiet. Sharpness is very good. But sometimes 55mm is not enough and aperture is really dark.

I'm more of a beginner but I love this lens. I love taking macro photos and I could never afford a macro lens anytime soon. But I was quite shocked by how close you could get with this lens. I agree the 55mm sometimes isn't far enough but it still works great for landscapes.

Got this lens whit my first nikon d3100, I  think for that price you wont get a better 18-55, and i managed to make some splendid photos visit my album the picture taken whit this lens is "baby on wedding".


after 3 monts of use the autofocus servo died, neded service but since then it works very nice.