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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70 mm f/3.5-4.5 IF-ED

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S DX 18-70 mm f/3.5-4.5 IF-ED
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 18 - 70 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 4.5
Angle of view 76 - 22.5 o
Closest focusing distance 0.38 m
Maximum magnification 1:6.2
Minimum aperture 29
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 15 elements / 13 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 73 x 75.5 mm
Weight 390 g
Additional information Marketed 2004
Average rating (7 owners reviews)
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3.90 Average
Owners reviews (7)
  1. kyle
    kyle 14 October 2013, 15:31
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    IP 216.185.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: for the price, none except no vr, but then it would cost a lot more.

    Pros: very good image quality if shot with fast speed hand holding. With support it's really good to excellent when stopped to f5.6. Use it on d5100 & d50

    Summary: This lens is very good for the used price under $150 I paid. Those who say it's a "crap" lens are likely hand-holding wide open for 1/4 second and then blame the lens. I bought it used off one of these schlebs. If everyone knew how to shoot a non-vr lens, the ebay prices would be triple what they are.

  2. Henry Tan
    Henry Tan 4 September 2012, 19:10
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    IP 123.136.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: MYR550
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No VR!

    Pros: This is a very sharp lens.

    Summary: Got this lens once I jumped to Nikon from Canon n Olympus. This lens performed more than I expected it to be! It is sharp, fast and accurate! The only down side, no VR ! If this lens has got VR with it, I think it is 1 of the almost-perfect lens ever in Nikon's line up! Bravo Nikon...bravo!

  3. Gianfranco
    Gianfranco 26 December 2011, 11:11
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    IP 2.39.x.x
    Owner since: 7 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Mediocre image quality on modern digital cameras, highly overrated lens.

    Pros: Better-built compared to cheaper kit lenses, inexpensive if bought second-hand

    Summary: This lens is highly rated as a low-cost alternative to cheaper kit lenses, but despite a better build quality, the image quality is not very good

  4. TomasX
    TomasX 29 March 2011, 11:33
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    IP 195.113.x.x
    Owner since: 6 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not ideal for modern D-SLR bodies, sharpness not ideal for 10-16 MPx, vignetting, focusing problems at wide end and short distances.

    Pros: This lens was ideal lens for D70 and D50, but now it is the history of the honour. Very fast focusing, extremly low CA.

    Summary: History of honour for 6 MPx bodies.

  5. Mirko C.
    Mirko C. 13 December 2010, 21:49
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    IP 151.67.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: useless light shield, generating 4 dark corners in all photos. Lack of VR system. Construction would be better.

    Pros: excellent image sharpness across all focal range, in the center of the frame. Borders are more softer. Good work against bright light, efficient and silent AF, useful 18-70mm focal range for DX cameras. Very bright too, f4.5 at 70mm. Very accurate diaphram.

    Summary: This will be a perfect lens with VR system. It's curious that Nikon doesn't offer a mid-range standard zoom for DX format. It has cheap lenses like 18-55 and 18-105, passing to double-priced 16-85. Personally don't understand why Nikon doesn't sale anymore the 18-70

  6. Daniel
    Daniel 27 July 2010, 05:04
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    IP 187.105.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: NA
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: The construction would be indeed very nice if Nikon didn’t choose to use a duo-cam system, system that is a constant source of wobbling, I am afraid of breaking the lens every time I attach or detach the Lens Hood. The slow aperture is a downside too, and the heavy distortions on the wide side of the lens bother a bit too (but I don’t know if the other lenses in this class are better in this area)

    Pros: The good side of the construction is: The plastic feels nice (good quality); there is a rubber sealing on the mount; you can use the MF without having to change any lever and the AF is really fast, precise and noiseless. Another important fact is that it is a very portable lens. The optics are excellent, very sharp images and normal CAs. Sometimes I have experienced some vignetting, but nothing to worry about.

    Summary: It is an affordable lens, with pro performance in optics (apart form the slow f/3.5 max aperture) and some very interesting features. It is also light and resistant, if you take good care of the fragile duo-cam system.

  7. marcinek
    marcinek 23 June 2009, 05:47
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    IP 217.153.x.x
    Owner since: 6 years
    Price: Bought in
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: It is a kit. After almost 6 years of using this it looks crappy and makes clunky noises. Zoom and af rings has lost its nice resistance, but it survived a lot and still makes good photos.

    Pros: Very sharp @5.6. It is a good lens. Not only as per for kit lens. It is generally a good lens. I had it for several trips: -20 Celsius (Polish winter) up to +45 (Shara) I used to carry it all the time (no longer since my preferences changed) but I still use it ocassionally.

    Summary: At the firs look it seems to be more solid than regular kit lens. it's true. It's zoom construction is very delicate and after heavy usage some out of axis defects prone, but it still remains fully usable DX lens