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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
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- Highly compact and lightweight body - achieved by incorporating a retractable lens mechanism
- 3 x optical zoom offers a versatile wide-angle to moderate telephoto perspective that's suited to everything from landscapes and interiors to portraits and action
- Vibration Reduction (VR) function provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster
- With the minimum focus distance of 0.25 m/0.8 ft (in MF), you can get much closer to the subject
- High optical 11 elements in eight groups and an aspherical lens element minimises spherical aberration and other forms of distortion while ensuring high resolution and contrast
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|Item Dimensions||6.6 x 6 x 6 cm||6.2 x 6.2 x 6.45 cm||8.3 x 7.1 x 7.1 cm||9.7 x 7.8 x 7.8 cm||5.3 x 7.2 x 7.2 cm||12.3 x 7.7 x 7.7 cm|
|Item Weight||195 grams||195 grams||300 grams||490 grams||187 grams||0.58 kg|
|Max Focal Length||55 mm||55 mm||200 mm||140 mm||50 mm||300 mm|
|Min Focal Length||18 mm||18 mm||55 mm||18 mm||50 mm||55 mm|
|Mounting Type||Nikon F||Nikon F||Nikon F||Nikon F||nikon||Nikonbayonet|
Size Name: 18-55 mm
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A popular lens for a wide range of subjects, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II from Nikon has just become even more attractive to D-SLR enthusiasts. More compact and portable than its predecessor, this multi-purpose retractable lens is the easy way to capture the best of the moment. The 3x zoom combined with advanced Nikon technology offers superb optical quality and versatility, delivering high-contrast photos and movies. Suited to everything from flattering portraits to action-packed events, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II is the ideal lens to accompany you on your travels.
The Popular Zoom
Perfect for diverse everyday photos and HD movies, the 3x wide-angle to medium-telephoto zoom covers the most commonly used focal lengths. Whether you're shooting wide group photos, portraits or landscapes, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II delivers sharp, colour-rich results. For stunning close-ups you can focus as close as 25cm from the subject throughout the entire zoom range. Discover just how far this flexibility and your creativity can take you.
Featuring Nikon’s exclusive second generation Vibration Reduction system (VR II), this ultra-lightweight lens can provide images free of blur due to camera-shake at all focal lengths. Designed to enable stable hand-held shooting, Nikon’s VR technology allows you to use shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible, resulting in sharp images, even in low light. Being an optical system, the viewfinder image is also stabilised, enabling more accurate autofocus acquisition and framing. So whether you are zooming in to capture faraway subjects or shooting wide-angle group portraits in low light, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II will deliver crisp, clear shots.
To meet the demanding needs of digital photography, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens is engineered with the highest precision. The lens comprises eleven elements in eight groups, in a design including one aspherical lens element. For a soft rendering effect the iris diaphragm has seven rounded blades, producing high-quality natural backgrounds. The aspherical lens element helps eliminate problems of distortion and other types of lens aberrations to ensure high resolution, superior contrast, and deliver exceptional image quality.
Nikon's AF-S technology is yet another reason why photographers like NIKKOR lenses. Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) converts traveling waves into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that’s extremely accurate and super-quiet. A huge advantage when shooting movies, fast and quiet autofocus means that for discrete shooting you can set up the shot in an instant and camera focusing won’t disturb sensitive subjects like wildlife.
Boasting a retractable lens mechanism, this portable lens fits neatly in any camera bag. Measuring just 59.5mm in length when retracted and 76mm when extended, this is a lens that’s small in size and big on convenience. With compact dimensions and weighing only 195g you’ll be forgiven for double-checking you actually have it with you.
Compact, lightweight and versatile, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens from Nikon is a great all-rounder for entry-level D-SLR photographers.
 The actual focal length of 18-55mm has an angle of view equivalent to that of a 27-82.5mm lens in 35mm  format.
 Minimum focus distance is 25cm in manual focus mode and 28cm in autofocus mode.
Product Feature Comparison
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens is just one of a range of great NIKKOR lenses. Take a look at the table below comparing features with a selection of other fantastic DX-format lenses in the collection.
|Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens||Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens||Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II Lens||Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens||Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens|
|Vibration Reduction||VR||VR||VR II||VR||VR|
|Angle of View [DX]||83°-18°50'||76°-28°50'||76°-28°50'||76°-15°20'||76° to 11°30'|
|No. of Diaphragm Leaves||7||7||7||7||7|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.38m||0.28m||0.28m (AF)|
|Length (from lens mount)||85mm||79.5mm||59.5mm||89mm||97mm|
|Filter Attachment Diameter||67mm||52mm||52mm||67mm||67mm|
|Lens Hood||HB-39 (included)||HB-45 (optional)||HB-69 (optional)||HB-32 (included)||HB-32 (optional)|
|Lens Case||CL-1015 (included)||CL-0815 (optional)||CL-0815 (optional)||CL-1018 (included)||CL-1018 (optional)|
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
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The lens has a nice quality feel about it and so far has taken some very sharp photos.
The only point I would make about it compared to the older 18-70mm Nikon lens, is that it doesn't focus quite as fast and that was a minor disappointment.
But overall I'm very pleased with the lens and would recommend it as a good general purpose lens that will stay on my camera for most of the time.
Bought it to go on my D300 (an old camera, now, but still, in my opinion, capable of good pics).
Wanted something lighter than my 18-300 whopper kit lens that I bought when I got the D300 and which often caused me to leave my camera at home.
D300 + this lens is a very nice combo, handles beautifully, it's like having a new camera.
1. Lens front does not rotate, making it much easier to use a circular polarizer or graduated ND filter.
2. No vignetting at the wide (18mms) end of the focus range .
3. VR assistance in poor light increases the likelihood of a sharp shot.
4. Compact collapsed size of lens.
5. Improved manual focus operation due to the wider and better positioned ring.
On the slight downside there is an additional operation required to unlock the lens prior to taking a shot.
However given that the resultant images are as sharp as ever and the cost is low a 5 star product.
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Relatively compact and not too heavy.