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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II

Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S DX 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 18 - 55 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 76 - 28.5 o
Closest focusing distance 0.28 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.2
Minimum aperture 38
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 7 elements / 5 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 70.5 x 74 mm
Weight 205 g
Additional information Marketed 2006
Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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3.44 Average
Owners reviews (3)
    JOEY ROA 26 November 2015, 05:46
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    IP 78.93.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: Kit
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: front edge is easy to wobble

    Pros: Ultra Fast with D5100, super lightweight, ultra sharp especially with little of built in flash, its a kit lens so i can't talk the price.

    Summary: Picture quality is really awesome! just be careful because build quality is low end.

  2. Amateur666
    Amateur666 4 February 2012, 17:27
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    IP 91.155.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: cheap
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Plastic, slow AF, optically not so nice except for the center resolution.

    Pros: Cheap. Center sharpness is nice. Weighs nothing.

    Summary: This is the one to take with you to holidays in bad neighbourhoods. It does not matter much if this one is stolen. Won´t break the bank and won´t break your heart either.

  3. Victor
    Victor 15 April 2011, 19:09
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    IP 89.28.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 150$
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Max. app. 3.5-5.6, in low light situations is really not enough, you'll need a flash unit. Rotating and moving front element.

    Pros: Light, small, easy to operate with, no need for VR at these focal lengths, I could say a very versatile lens. A very good value for its cost.

    Summary: In good light situations is a nice lens, you can carry it all day long without problems. If the rotating frontal element is not a problem, then you'll not be dissapointing of it, though you could notice the appearance of dust on the moving parts. It's a good starting lens, but also a nice one to take in your trips/vacations.