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About Nikon 18-35mm

The AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is an ultra wide-angle zoom lens that covers the ultra-wide to wide-angle 18-35mm range of focal lengths with a minimum focus distance of 28 cm. This high-performance lens is equipped with two ED and three aspherical lens elements for superior optical performance, yet weighs just 385 g and is compact enough to offer excellent portability.

The AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is also equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for quiet autofocusing, as well as two focus modes autofocus with manual override (M/A) and manual focus (M) for excellent functionality. This lens maximizes the incredible performance of digital-SLR camera with ultra-high pixel counts, such as the D600, for superior rendering. In addition, its compact, lightweight size makes for an extremely portable FX-format system when used with the D600.

Now you can cover the highly useful zoom range of 18mm to 35mm (27-52.5mm on DX-format cameras) with a great performing full-frame NIKKOR lens that doesn't carry a professional's price tag. Shoot beautiful wide-angle architectural shots, landscapes, group portraits and more; then zoom in for a natural field of view that is slightly wider than what we see with our eyes.

You can even get as close as 0.92-feet from your subject! And since the AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is powered by Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing, it's an ideal choice for video applications.

The Nikon 18-35mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Weddings and more.The Nikon 18-35mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Nikon 18-35mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 18-35mm: Fast / accurate auto-focus and Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (15),Lightweight (15),Consistent output (7),Easily interchangeable (7),Durable (4),Nice bokeh (3),Strong construction (3)
Cons:
Poor in low light (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (13),Weddings (8),Travel (4),Night photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (9)

Nikon 18-35mm Features

  • DX format equivalent; 27-52.5mm
  • Two ED lens elements
  • Three aspherical lens elements
  • Silent wave motor and MF override
  • Internal focusing mechanism
  • Rounded 7-blade aperture
  • Nikon F mount

Nikon 18-35mm Specifications

Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length Range
18-35mm
Zoom Ratio
1.9x
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5
Minimum Aperture
f/22-29
Format
FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
76°
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
44°
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
100°
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)
63°
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
0.2x
Lens Elements
12
Lens Groups
8
Compatible Format(s)
FX
DX
35mm Film
Diaphragm Blades
7
Distance Information
Yes
ED Glass Elements
2
Aspherical Elements
3
Super Integrated Coating
Yes
Autofocus
Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Yes
Internal Focusing
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
0.92 ft. (0.28m)
Focus Mode
Manual
Manual/Auto
G-type
Yes
Filter Size
77mm
Accepts Filter Type
Screw-on
Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
3.3 x 3.7" (83 x 95mm)
Weight
13 oz (385g)

Nikon 18-35mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

WELL DONE, NIKON

The shape and handeling of this lens reminds me of one of my all time favorite Nikon lenses, the 17-35 f2.8. The fact that it is lighter and cheaper is a good thing for me and the kind of shooting that I do at this focal range. The best news is that it has better edge-to-edge sharpness than that lens. IQ wise it falls between the great 16-35 VR and the venerable 14-24 lenses, but of course once again in a more compact and lighter package. It certainly cannot compete with those lenses for lowe...

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The shape and handeling of this lens reminds me of one of my all time favorite Nikon lenses, the 17-35 f2.8. The fact that it is lighter and cheaper is a good thing for me and the kind of shooting that I do at this focal range. The best news is that it has better edge-to-edge sharpness than that lens. IQ wise it falls between the great 16-35 VR and the venerable 14-24 lenses, but of course once again in a more compact and lighter package. It certainly cannot compete with those lenses for lower light shooting and their pro-grade build quality, but on my D600, that has such an amazing useable, ISO range, this lens works quite well for me. The build quality is definitely in the pro-sumer range, but given the light weight, it has a very nice "feel" as the zoom ring is perfectly damped. If the choice was available, I would give this unit a 41/2 star rating. I am very pleased with this product and it's price/quality ratio. Well done again, Nikon.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

wide zoom. not sharp

not sharp. light weight. good built. there are better alternatives out there. if you don't care much about sharpness then this may be the lens for you.

Reviewed by 31 customers

 
5.0

super lens for the money

By

from Oklahoma

This is a beautiful lens for the money. My copy is a refurbished, but it looks and works like new. The lens is very light weight, a great virtue for lugging it attached to my D600 on long hikes. This also makes operating the lens/camera on a tripod much easier than beefier lenses. Best feature is the impressive sharpness at all focal lengths. The level of detail in close objects is just astonishing on the D600. Even distant objects show definition I just would not expect to see. All told, for the money you just cannot go wrong with this sharp, lightweight beauty. It doesn't carry the Nikon gold ring, like the 16-35, 17-35 or 14-24; but it SHOULD.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

wide zoom. not sharp

By

from Undisclosed

not sharp. light weight. good built. there are better alternatives out there. if you don't care much about sharpness then this may be the lens for you.

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

By

from Austin, TX  -  Casual Photographer

landscape

 
4.0

Great inexpensive wide angle

By

from San Francisco Bay, California, USA

I originally purchased this lens for real estate photography and have ended up using it for much more than that. It is a great wide angle lens however I do regret not investing in the 17-35 f2.8. So far it is held up to all that it has been faced with. Only complaint is that the lens is so light that it feels cheap. In this case cheap does not mean low quality in any way.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wide and sharpe

By

from Vashon, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great lens. It was this or the 16-35 VR and I decided that I did not need VR so much at this length. Equally important is that this lens is much lighter.

 
4.0

One of the better

By

from Jaffrey, NH  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this for my current job, photographing cars. It does a great job letting me work in tight areas while I'm still getting the whole view with very little distortion. The lens flares it produces at the right angle are pretty darn sweet too. :D

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wide enough and very, very sharp !

By

from Chicago, Illinois

The experts say it has vignetting and distortion, but I haven't seen any of those in normal shooting.But I can see the clarity and sharpness in every shot, even if I shoot wide open. It's light and small and nothing is moving while zooming or focusing (the front glass element is moving in and out just a fraction while zooming, but it all happens behind the filter, so no problem there) The zoom is so nicely dampened that it makes you play with it for the sheer fun. It's the most inexpensive new wide zoom from Nikon but they made it awesome (for the price) I'm happy :)

 
5.0

A Great Wide-angle lens at a Great Price

By

from San Antonio TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great match for the D600. Focuses Close-up (< 1 ft).

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Light lens with incredible sharpness

By

from Springfield, IL, USA

love this lens, just got it and cant imagine how light it seems... pictures are real sharp with great colors and replication of what you see. I was excited to do landscapes using this lens and no noticeable softness at the edges was found at the edges.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a fantastic lens

By

from FT LAUDERDALE FL  -  Pro Photographer

GREAT LENSE FOR WEDDING PO

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Angie G  Will this lens work with a Nikon D5100?
THOMAS H  yes Angie it does work with a D5100. i have both the camera and the lens. the lens works great for landscapes, weddings, and portraits i highly recommend it
Tom J  is this lens fully compatible with a nikon d200?
RUSSELL D  I am very sorry but I can't answer that question for you as I use the len on D800.

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