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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Highly versatile All-in-One zoom lens with both wide angle (18mm) and telephoto (140mm) capabilties for outstanding snapshots and videos in nearly any situation. 4 stops of VR image stabilization for sharper handheld shots in low light and at telephoto distances, superb NIKKOR optics and advanced lens technologies that draw peak performance from Nikon's high-resolution image sensors.

A compact All-in-One lens that's ready for anything
If you're looking for an outstanding grab-and-go lens the kind you'll keep on your camera for nearly every situation check out the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Optimized to draw full potential from Nikon's high-resolution DX-format image sensors, it delivers beautiful ultra-sharp photos and videos with softly blurred backgrounds. Its versatile 7.8x zoom range (18mm to 140mm) lets you shoot everything from wide-angle family portraits to telephoto close-ups on the sports field. 4* stops of VR image stabliization means sharper handheld photos and video, especially when shooting in low light or at maximum focal length. You can even get as close as 1.48-feet from your subject for macro-style close-ups!

7.8x wide-angle to telephoto zoom
Developed with high pixel count D-SLRs in mind, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR delivers vibrant, detail-rich photos and videos across its entire zoom range. Zoom out for an 18mm wide-angle view that's great for group shots, landscapes or any time you need to fit more into the frame. Zoom in for 140mm of telephoto reach enough zoom to capture close-ups of your favorite player from the sidelines. In between, you have standard views similar to what you see with your eyes and medium telephoto views ideal for portraits. Whatever shot comes your way, you'll be ready to catch it.

The VR image stabilization advantage
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR versatility is strengthened by 4 stops of VR image stabilization. Capture sharp, shake-free handheld photos and videos in low-light situations, when you want to use slower shutter speeds, and at telephoto distances, when even the smallest amount of camera shake can ruin a shot.

Advanced Nikon technology and superb NIKKOR optics
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is an advanced lens designed to get the most from highresolution Nikon D-SLRs. In addition to VR image stabilization, it uses ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass, which virtually eliminates reflections and lens flare for better contrast and Aspherical (AS) lens elements for minimizing aberration and improving image integrity and color. Nikon's remarkable Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing, a major advantage when recording video. And, of course, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has NIKKOR's renowned quality of construction and outstanding optics.

The Nikon 18-140mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Weddings and more.The Nikon 18-140mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro photographer among others.The Nikon 18-140mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 18-140mm: Consistent output, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus and Lightweight

Nikon 18-140mm Features

  • An 18-140mm, approximately 7.8x high-power normal zoom lens compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras
  • An ED lens element and an aspherical lens element for optical design that achieves superior image quality and sharp rendering
  • Equipped with the vibration reduction (VR) function for camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster
  • Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing
  • A maximum diameter of approximately 78 mm, length of approximately 97 mm, and weight of approximately 490 g makes it small and light enough to take anywhere

Nikon 18-140mm Specifications

Focal Length Range
18-140mm
Maximum Aperture
3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture
22-38
Lens construction
17 elements in 12 groups (including one ED glass and one aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view
76° - 11°30'
Minimum focus distance
0.45 m/1.48 ft from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio
0.23x
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size
67mm
Diameter x lengtht
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approximately 78 x 97 mm/3.1 x 3.8 in.
Weight
Approximately 490 g/17.3 oz
Mfr #
2213
SKU
NK18140

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4.1

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AF-S DX Nikkor18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR

AF-S DX Nikkor18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens We got the 18-140mm lens with our purchase of the Nikon D5300 camera. We wanted one zoom lens for general photography. The choice was between the 18-140mm, the 18-55mm, and the bigger DX zooms like the 18-200mm or 18-300mm. We wanted one lens so we wouldn't have to carry a lot of gear around with us. The goal was for a light and relatively small camera outfit. The 18-55mm just didn't have the reach at the telephoto end and it has a plastic m...

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AF-S DX Nikkor18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens We got the 18-140mm lens with our purchase of the Nikon D5300 camera. We wanted one zoom lens for general photography. The choice was between the 18-140mm, the 18-55mm, and the bigger DX zooms like the 18-200mm or 18-300mm. We wanted one lens so we wouldn't have to carry a lot of gear around with us. The goal was for a light and relatively small camera outfit. The 18-55mm just didn't have the reach at the telephoto end and it has a plastic mount ----- I HATE the plastic mounts and would never buy a lens with a plastic mount. I've heard plenty of stories of the mount breaking off. The 18-200mm and 18-300mm zooms would have a great range of focal lengths, but were both bigger and heavier than the 18-140mm lens. The 18-140mm has a very useful range for shooting from wide-angle to moderate telephoto for a DX sensor camera; it's the equivalent of 27-210mm in FX format. So we went with the 18-140mm lens and we're very pleased. I own a D800 camera with some fine high-end lenses, but I'm very happy with the 18-140mm on the D5300 camera. Of course, it's not as good as some of the lenses I use on my D800 --- but it's still an excellent lens for a DX camera. It isn't a terribly fast lens, but you can compensate somewhat for that by using a higher ISO setting. If you're looking for a DX lens at a relatively low price, with a very useful range of focal lengths, very good image quality, lightweight, and small size ---- I'd recommend the Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G. We got ours for around $300 when purchased with the Nikon D5300 camera. At that price it's a GREAT lens. Attached are some images shot with the 18-140mm lens mounted on the Nikon D5300 camera. The pictures are all handheld with VR turned on. The lens seems ideal for travel photography, scenics, and most general subjects ---- it's a very versatile lens.

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Don't judge a book by its cover"

The chromatic aberration is too much. Not recommend for take verticals lines. The autofocus is slow. Good Good brightness and contrast.

Reviewed by 8 customers

 
3.0

better than my 18-105

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not fair really, because it's too soon to really judge...check back with me...i just haven't had that much time to use it just yet...but will this summer. But, i'm liking it better than my 18-105 I gave up for this 18-140

 
4.0

Good all-in-one walkaround lens

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I purchased this to use with D5100 & D7100. The metal mount is solid and much better than the 18-55mm kit lens. Only two negative comments: (1) zoom ring is too tight and requires a large turn from 18mm to 140mm. Because of this I missed some shots on moving objects; (2) light falls off and distortion at the 4 corners. This is particular obvious when I process the photos in DXO Optics Pro, and compare with my 16-85mm lens. Other than these, a great walk around lens to carry (if you dont want the hassle of changing lens, and risk missing good shots, dust in sensor etc). I will use it to take parties, weddings, and other general use. For landscape and architecture, I will stick to my 16-85mm, for wildlife, I continue to use 70-300mm, for macro I use 40mm.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Don't judge a book by its cover"

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The chromatic aberration is too much. Not recommend for take verticals lines. The autofocus is slow. Good Good brightness and contrast.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

AF-S DX Nikkor18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR

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AF-S DX Nikkor18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens We got the 18-140mm lens with our purchase of the Nikon D5300 camera. We wanted one zoom lens for general photography. The choice was between the 18-140mm, the 18-55mm, and the bigger DX zooms like the 18-200mm or 18-300mm. We wanted one lens so we wouldn't have to carry a lot of gear around with us. The goal was for a light and relatively small camera outfit. The 18-55mm just didn't have the reach at the telephoto end and it has a plastic mount ----- I HATE the plastic mounts and would never buy a lens with a plastic mount. I've heard plenty of stories of the mount breaking off. The 18-200mm and 18-300mm zooms would have a great range of focal lengths, but were both bigger and heavier than the 18-140mm lens. The 18-140mm has a very useful range for shooting from wide-angle to moderate telephoto for a DX sensor camera; it's the equivalent of 27-210mm in FX format. So we went with the 18-140mm lens and we're very pleased. I own a D800 camera with some fine high-end lenses, but I'm very happy with the 18-140mm on the D5300 camera. Of course, it's not as good as some of the lenses I use on my D800 --- but it's still an excellent lens for a DX camera. It isn't a terribly fast lens, but you can compensate somewhat for that by using a higher ISO setting. If you're looking for a DX lens at a relatively low price, with a very useful range of focal lengths, very good image quality, lightweight, and small size ---- I'd recommend the Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G. We got ours for around $300 when purchased with the Nikon D5300 camera. At that price it's a GREAT lens. Attached are some images shot with the 18-140mm lens mounted on the Nikon D5300 camera. The pictures are all handheld with VR turned on. The lens seems ideal for travel photography, scenics, and most general subjects ---- it's a very versatile lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ideal focal length lens

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We got this lens with the Nikon D5300 camera. I think it's the ideal focal length zoom if you don't want to be changing lenses all the time. At 18-140mm in DX, it's the approximate equivalent of 27-210mm in FX. The manual focus ring is smooth and, although the camera is mostly plastic, it seems well made for the price. We will seldom, if ever, remove the lens since it covers 90% of the focal length range we need from wide-angle to telephoto. I think the lens is well-suited for everything except perhaps fast-action sports and extreme telephoto work. For sports you'd probably be best using a zoom with a fixed f/2.8 aperture ----- which will cost more money. I also own a Nikon D800 with 16-35mm lens, 35-70mm lens, 50mm lens, 85mm lens, 28-300mm lens, and 80-400mm lens. The 18-140mm will mainly be used on the Nikon D5300 camera. The 18-140mm DX lens is lighter and smaller than the 18-200mm or 18-300mm DX lenses. It's a little bigger and heavier than the 18-55mm DX lens, but has a little more reach at the telephoto end. Also, the 18-140mm has a metal mount, whereas the 18-55mm DX has a plastic mount. The pictures taken with this lens are sharp with good color and contrast. As with most zooms, there is some distortion --- but it can be automatically corrected by the camera if you shoot JPEGs. If you shoot NEF RAW files you can correct distortion in Photoshop or other similar software. I highly recommend the 18-140mm lens for any Nikon DX camera owner.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding New Lens

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I am not a professional photographer, just someone who loves taking pictures for my own enjoyment. I shoot a Nikon D 7000 and had been using the excellent Nikkor 18-55 VR zoom for several years. But as I got more and more into photography I found that I needed a little more reach at the long end than the 18-55 provided. This lens meets my needs perfectly. It is not much heavier than the other lens, feels good in my hands, zooms effortlessly, focuses quickly, provides very sharp images, and renders colors beautifully. I now use it as my "walking around" lens and leave it on the camera just about all the time. This lens does everything well, and I recommend it strongly.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does Everything I Need

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Nikon has come up with a lens that does just about everything I need a lens to do. Great indoors for those social events, and has just the right amount of reach to capture some good distance shots, like at my son's soccer game. The only problem I see is that now I'll have to sell a couple of unneeded lesnes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again

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the lense is fast and brilliant colors processed through the lense no vibrations perfect all around lense for close ups and distant shots

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Ron W  lens hood for nikon 18-140mm?
DR STEVEN H  The GOOD news is -- Nikon DOES make a lens hood that fits the 18-400 DX (VR) lens; it is the the HB-32 (which also fits the 18-70, 18-105, and 18-135 Nikkor DX lenses). The BAD news is that, unfortunately, the lens hood does NOT come with the lens. I bought it as an accessory when I bought the 18-400 f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX lens for my wife's Nikon D3200. Adorama sells this lens hood for about $13.00. While it is too bad that Nikon doesn't automatically include it with the lens, at least it is inexpensive -- and certainly worth having.
DR STEVEN H  VERY SORRY -- I meant to say "18-140mm" and NOT "18-400mm" (twice). Please substitute "18-140mm" in my reply!
Sherif B  I bought this lens but still not satisfied with the results ..I have a problem with the the color contrast & image quality comparing to the 18-55 , what could be the problem ?
NEIL T  First, I would update the firmware on your camera. This is a pretty new lens, so your camera might not have the firmware for it. Second, make sure your camera is in AF-S focus mode and try some test shots in RAW. Always use RAW for lens testing because jpegs have distortion correction which can soften the image. Third, check the focus. Do a google search on "How to Quickly Test Your DSLR for Autofocus Issues" and click on the first hit(photographylife). Make sure the lens is not back focusing or front focusing. Be sure to do the focus check in very good light, preferably daylight, or at least strong incandescent light. Focus systems can be unreliable in fluorescent light or dim light. If you have a camera with micro-adjust (D7000 or better), then you can tune the focus. Fourth, check for lens decentering. This is when one of the lens elements is out of alignment. Do a google search on "how to test for lens decentering" and click the first hit (lensrentals) for instructions on how to check for this. If you have done all of the above and you are still getting better results from your 18-55, there is still something wrong. The 18-140 is an awesome lens and should give better results than the 18-55, although with more distortion. It's probably worth a try calling Nikon service and they can help you troubleshoot. But if after all this your 18-140 is not performing as good if not better than your 18-55, then I would return it if at all possible. If you can't return it, you could try sending it to Nikon service, but only do that as a last resort. Maybe I have just been unlucky, but I have not had much luck with Nikon service. Best of luck to you!
Sherif B  Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback My camera is D5100 How can I make sure that it has the latest firmware and from where can I update it if I will need ..
ADRIAN V  Is this lens compatible with the SD90?
ARTHUR I  Ipurchased this lens for use with a Nikon D7100. I do not have information for other models. Art Ingberman
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