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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S DX 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 18 - 135 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 76 - 12 o
Closest focusing distance 0.45 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.1
Minimum aperture 38
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 73.5 x 86.5 mm
Weight 385 g
Additional information Marketed 2006
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Owners reviews (3)
  1. RGB
    RGB 5 March 2011, 19:30
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    IP 79.116.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: D80 Kit
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Too large distortion (especially at 18mm & 35mm); Visible vignetting large open at every focal length; Visible CA-s at 18mm & 135mm; Weak construction (including the plastic mount).

    Pros: Very good sharpness in the center of the image; Good contrast; Good focal range.

    Summary: I borrowed this lens from a friend on several occasions and I've shot a large number of photos with it (on D80 and D90). I recently tested it against the AF-D 50mm f1.8 where at it held itself quite well. If it weren't for the large distortion and the weak construction it would have been a very good all-rounder. Even so, if you go around its weaknesses, you can get very good pictures.

  2. Mirko C.
    Mirko C. 13 December 2010, 21:53
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    IP 151.67.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: one of worst Nikon lenses anymore. Massive vignetting and incredible pincushion distortion. Cheap construction with simbolic MF and plastic bayonet.

    Pros: decent resolution

    Summary: fortunatelly, this lens is not offered anymore with kit DSLr!

  3. David Hobbs
    David Hobbs 25 October 2010, 07:30
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    IP 220.237.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Plastic lens mount Lack of VR Geometric distortion at extreme zoom ranges Registers as "no lens attached" occasionally

    Pros: Very sharp Light weight Smooth operation Very useful zoom range Excellent value for money

    Summary: Despite its nominal "average" build quality this lens has provided me with sharp images in a wide variety of less than favourable persona- use situations. It has never failed me despite quite heavy use and has proven to be an excellent purchase decision for my go-anywhere personal Nikon D40.

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