Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX (VR) Vibration Reduction Lens F/DSLR Cameras - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.


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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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (5),Lightweight (5),Consistent output (4),Easily interchangeable (4),Durable (3),Nice bokeh (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (6),Weddings (5),Low light (3),Night photography (3),Sports/action (3),Video (3),Wildlife photos (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (4),Photo enthusiast (3)

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
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
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
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size
Diameter x lengtht
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approximately 78 x 97 mm/3.1 x 3.8 in.
Approximately 490 g/17.3 oz

Nikon 18-140mm Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Works great

Good range recommend to friend. Metal locking ring much more secure than the plastic one that broke on my 18-105 that this replaces

Reviewed by 14 customers


better than my 18-105


from punta gorda, fl  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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


Good all-in-one walkaround lens


from El Paso, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.


Too much distortion


from El Paso, TX

I have owned D40, D80, D3100, and now uses D5100 and D7100. I sold the kit 18-55mm DX and 55-200mm DX lens because of the plastic mounts, and upgraded to 16-85mm DX and 75-300mm lens. Over time, I found that my photography style seldom uses focal length >150mm. Therefore, I thought of buying 18-140mm as the "one and only walk around lens" so that I do not have to bring 2 lenses, and take the trouble to switch them, and risk dust getting onto the sensor. This 18-140mm feel solid in my hand, but the zoom ring is too tight (over damped). It also required a large degree turn to zoom from 18mm to 140mm. This is good for precision (if you have time) but in a few occasions I miss good compositions on moving objects. Compared to 16-85mm, this 18-140mm has higher distortion and light falls off at the 4 corners at small focal length. These are very obvious when I load the photos into DXO Optics Pro. Although DXO Optics Pro can correct most defects, it is still better to start processing with a better image. I have been using this 18-140mm to take parties, weddings, social events. For landscape and architecture shots I still stick to the 16-85mm. I think the price and image quality of these 2 lenses are fair. It depends on how much you are willing to pay and your photography style.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Big improvement


from Trinidad, California

This lens lives on my D300 pretty much all the time. It replaces an old 18-105 kit lens, and a used 18-200 that I bought with the used camera a couple of years ago. The refurbished 18-140 is faster and sharper than either, and I'm glad I bought it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


The DX walk about lens


from Louisiana

I got this lens cause I'm a bit lazy and don't like changing between my 18-55 and the 55-200 while I'm wandering around the zoo. The aspect ration makes it the equivalent of a FX 28 - 210 which is generally wide enough or long enough for most things. I wish it was faster but "gee" Nikon VR does a great job in low light. I know there are better lenses but this one shoots better than I can appreciate.


Fantastic Walk Around Lens


from Bristol, VA

Good balance between weight and reach for me. Very sharp, and the VR is fantastic. I have taken shots at 1/4 that are tack sharp. I would highly recommend as an everyday walkabout. Will very rarely leave my camera body...which is the whole point of a lens with this kind of range anyway.


Nikon 18-140


from Alabama

This lense has a great range for just about any shot you may want. I ordered a Nikon refurbished lense and it looked new, and I got it at a great price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Don't judge a book by its cover"


from Chesapeake,VA  -  Pro Photographer

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Works great


from Chattanooga TN

Good range recommend to friend. Metal locking ring much more secure than the plastic one that broke on my 18-105 that this replaces

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


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


from San Francisco, CA  -  Pro Photographer

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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izrael r  this lens works for FX cameras full frame?
EDWARD K  Yes it will.
Shopper  Is 18-140 much better than 18-105mm lens?
Dave M  Hi, I own the 18-140 but have no experience with the 18-105. That being said they are both the same speed so why not go with the 140 for the extra reach? I love mine. I'm a street photographer and use the 35 1.8 for low light and night and the 18-140 for my walk around day time lens. Recommend highly!
Shopper  Does this refurbished lens include a 1 year warranty from Nikon?
MARK C  I purchased a 3 year warranty thru Adarama for 19.99. covers damage and 1 replacement for free if it breaks
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