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

Last update (23 January’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ CameraLabs

Nikon 18-55mm DX VR (equivalent to focal length from 27 to 82.5mm in Nikon FX-format camera or 35mm-format camera) features Hybrid aspherical lens element, 1 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens element), Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor, and Vibration Reduction – up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possible. The lens measures 73 x 79.5 mm / 2.9 x 3.1 in.and weighs approx 265 g (9.3 oz).

nikon18-55mm-vr
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Expert Reviews

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

CameraLabs reviews the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR and writes;
“the new DX 18-55mm VR performs very well for the money, offering compelling features and respectable quality that puts many rival kit lenses to shame. It’s certainly a good time right now for Nikon DSLR owners on a budget.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

KenRockwell reviews the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR and writes;
“I’d get one! It’s super-sharp, and can give images as good or better than the more expensive 16-85mm and 18-200mm lenses. “
Rating: N/A

Photozone reviews the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR and writes;
“the 18-55 VR is a good choice both for anyone buying his or her first DSLR as well as advanced users looking for an affordable standard zoom. At least unless you plan to focus manually or can’t stand the haptics of cheap plastic.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

SLRGear reviews the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR and writes;
“Optically it’s alright, maybe even better than alright if you get a good copy, but to get the best results you have to stop down to ƒ/8. Fortunately, the addition of VR does make that possible. In the final analysis it’s a good lens, not a great lens, excellent for the beginning photographer.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Lenstip reviews the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR and writes;
“The new stabilized “kit” is really an interesting device you can get good quality shots with. It did have some faults and minor slip-ups but it is rather unavoidable in this price segment. Every amateur photographer who buys this lens in the set with a reflex camera won’t be forced to look for another one too soon because this device will allow him/her to get satisfying effects.”
rating: N/A

Video Reviews

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

Samples Images

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

- Nikon 18-55mm VR Sample Photos @ CameraLabs

- Nikon 18-55mm VR Sample Photos @ Amazon

- Nikon 18-55mm VR Sample Photos @ Dpreview

- Nikon 18-55mm VR Sample Photos @ Pbase

- Nikon 18-55mm VR Sample Photos @ Flickr

Features

Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Features & Specifications

* 3x zoom lens covering the most frequently used focal range of 18 to 55mm (picture angle is equivalent to focal length from 27 to 82.5mm in Nikon FX-format camera or 35mm-format camera)
* Vibration Reduction enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possible
* Hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes lens aberration
* Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation
* 0.28 m/0.9 ft. closest focus distance throughout the entire zoom range

Lens Construction (Groups/Elements)
11 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens element)

Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format
76° – 28°50′

Minimum f/stop f/
22-36

Closest focusing distance
0.28 m / 0.9 ft (throughout the entire zoom range)

Maximum reproduction ratio
0.31x

Filter Attachment Size
52 mm

Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange)
73 x 79.5 mm / 2.9 x 3.1 in.
Weight (approx.) 265 g (9.3 oz)


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Comment by DC-ZONE Subscribed to comments via email
2011-02-23 00:28:14

It is for the beginners of DSLR, the distortion of wide angle and the color is acceptable, the imaging itself is not bad, but this lens has the bad workmanship, ordinary feeling and no large aperture.

 

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