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

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S DX 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 18 - 55 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 76 - 28.8 o
Closest focusing distance 0.28 m
Maximum magnification 3.2
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type SWM
Lens Construction 11 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 79.5 x 73 mm
Weight 265 g
Additional information
Average rating (4 owners reviews)
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Overall

3.75 Average
Owners reviews (4)
  1. hpis
    hpis 5 March 2012, 10:12
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    IP 188.36.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: $150
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: limited focal range, very poor depth of field

    Pros: good vignetting, low distortion, very sharp images, good chromatic aberration, useful VR

    Summary: a good starter lens for enthuisast amateurs, unfortunately very poor depth of filed

  2. taurui
    taurui 19 April 2011, 14:47
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    IP 87.148.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: Came with
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Limited zoom range, limited fastness, plastic mount, doesn't come with lens hood, difficult to use manual focus, lens thread turns when zooming and focusing

    Pros: Usable image quality throughout the zoom range, good VR, good price/quality ratio

    Summary: This was the kit lens that came with my D5000. Cheap materials but well built, this is a good starting point for a DSLR shooter. Throughout the zoom range and starting at max aperture, it gives pleasant results. But the zoom range is so limited that I'd rather recommend the 18-105VR Kit lens which has similar properties but a longer reach.

  3. Alesh
    Alesh 4 April 2011, 14:43
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    IP 213.220.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 130
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Slow AF, very small MF ring, no hood in a box, below average resolution, vignetting, plastic mount.

    Pros: Good build quality, big zoom ring, VR, cheap.

    Summary: Only for beginners. For other users Nikkor 17-70 f3.5-4.5, 16-85 f3.5-5.6 VR, 17-55 f2.8

  4. DAZ
    DAZ 30 July 2010, 03:38
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    IP 86.172.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 130
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Could be better made

    Pros: Capable of very good results

    Summary: At this sort of price this is a remarkable piece of equipment. Despite its shortcomings, the simple truth is it will outperform many of the photographers that use it, and even with many years of experience behind me I include myself here.