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The Compact, 5.3x wide-angle-to-medium telephoto zoom lens is ideal for a broad range of shooting situations from interiors and landscapes to beautiful portraits. Optical design optimized for use with Nikon DX-format digital SLRs for superior performance. Vibration Reduction (VRII) Image Stabilization minimizes the effects of camera shake, allowing handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images. Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements offer superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration.
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I ordered this as a lens kit. It's always nice to have a few cleaning supplies in a nice litte zippered case to toss in the camera bag. I love this lens! This will probably become my daily use lens. Even though you might think this lens is not fast, it far outshined my expectations. On a recent trip to Moab Utah, I was forced to shoot through the windshield of the car or out the side window. The only challenge was timing shots out the side window between bushes flying by. VR was set to active...View full Review
I ordered this as a lens kit. It's always nice to have a few cleaning supplies in a nice litte zippered case to toss in the camera bag. I love this lens! This will probably become my daily use lens. Even though you might think this lens is not fast, it far outshined my expectations. On a recent trip to Moab Utah, I was forced to shoot through the windshield of the car or out the side window. The only challenge was timing shots out the side window between bushes flying by. VR was set to active and wham, pow! Beautiful performance and great pictures to boot. The VR makes this lens seem very fast. Barely pushed the shutter button and it was focused. I took an 18-135mm along and never even got it out of the bag. My polarizing filter fell apart (but I've had it for a long time) so I ended up getting a Vivitar CPL, which is not a wideangle filter, because it was the only size filter available at the very small camera store in town; yet, I had no problem with vignetting in any of the shots. I got consistent shots whether we were flying down the road at 70 mph or standing still. I really don't do flash photography and haven't had the chance to try the lens out in low light or no flash situations, but I have a 50mm for those times. This is a great little lens and that extra 2mm over my 18-135 is a lot of fun, believe it or not.
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This might just be the most overlooked lens in Nikon's DX line-up. When shopping around, I saw a lot of criticism online for the lack of zoom range and high price. This lens is not about the numbers, but all about image quality while offering a zoom range that covers 90% of what most of us actually need. It's also weather sealed, well built, and focuses fast. True, it won't do shallow DOF and it is a bit heavy, but get yourself a prime to satisfy those needs and you'll have a great setup. The attached images are screenshots showing comparisons between the output of this lens vs my two favorite primes. These are at a 100% crop at the corner of RAW images straight out of my D7000 with all auto-corrections disabled. Judge for yourself, but I find the resolution and lack of CAs to be beyond my expectations for a zoom of this type.
I find myself shooting with this lens about 80~90% of the time.Lightweight and practical.
I am an amateur photographer and use this lens about once or twice a week. I am very happy with the results that I get, Clear, sharp pictures with outstanding color. Has a solid Nikon feel to it.
Use for landscapes,group photos. Photos are sharp and clear. The lens is heavier than the 18-55mm kit lens but in my opinion the photo quality is worth carrying the extra weight. My lens is mounted on a D7000 and I am enjoying the quality photos I'm able to create.
Easy to use. One lens travel solution with my D90.
GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY VERY SHARP WITH SOME LOWERING @ 85MM LIGHT WEIGHT WELL BUILT
This is a great everyday lens and has been on my camera since I purchased it. The 16mm on the wide end gives you just that little bit extra. The only reason I wouldn't give this five stars is that nothing is really perfect but this lens is close for that knock around lens that you can shoot just about anything with.
This lens is very sharp and covers the range I needed for my work. But the only thing is Adorama Done a very Sorry job in the way they package and sent this expensive lens. Very poor job.
A great lens, a solid upgrade from the standard 18-55. The lens is noticeably wider, has much sturdier build quality, and zooms and focuses great! Its sharp for all the uses I have for it. Certainly not professional, but professionals will buy a faster piece of glass anyway. A great fit on the D7000-they go great together! A fantastic walk around lens.
I first purchased the 18-105 VR and wasn't very impressed with the quality. I returned it and got this and am very happy with the quality for the price. The build & image quality is better than the 18-105mm. On my D5200 the quality rivals my Canon 5D Mark II with 24-105 L lens. For the price this is a superb lens!