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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom Lens F/DSLR Cameras - Grey Market

SKU: NK1855DX2 MFR: 2170 G
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About the Nikon 18-55mm

An ultracompact, lightweight standard zoom lens with a 3x focal range that is ideal for everyday photography, offers a remarkable cost-to-performance ratio and features optics optimized for use with Nikon digital SLRs. It is ideally suited to the new Nikon D50.

The lens offers users the popular 18-55mm focal length range, which conveniently covers everything from tight indoor portraits to standard snap shots. (The picture angle is equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens in 35mm format.) The newly developed compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) has given rise to an ultracompact lightweight design that offers excellent handling characteristics. Including thenew SWM, the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED measures a compact Ø69 x 74mm (2.7 x 2.9 in.) and weighs approximately 210g (6.8 oz.).

For optics, one ED glass element and one hybrid aspherical lens element guarantee high-resolution, high-contrast images while minimizing chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion. The new SWM built into the lens offers the smooth and quiet autofocus performance that users have come to expect from our existing SWM.

By using this lens and the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens, photographers have a focal-length range from wide-angle 18mm to telephoto 200mm (equivalent to a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format) that is well-suited to a wide variety of shooting situations. The useful range and high-quality performance ofthis lens will expand the photographic horizons of Nikon Digital SLR owners. The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens will be simultaneously released with the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens

Note: This lens is not compatible with 35mm [135] or IX240 format film cameras.

The Nikon 18-55mm is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Portraits, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 18-55mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Photography student among others.The Nikon 18-55mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 18-55mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged and Strong construction.

Nikon 18-55mm Includes

  • 52mm Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Adorama 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (22) , Easily interchangeable (20) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (19) , Consistent output (13) , Durable (7) , Strong construction (7) , Rugged (4) , Nice bokeh (3)
Cons:
Poor in low light (4) , Slow focus (4) , Weak casing (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (13) , Weddings (8) , Low light (6) , Sports/action (6) , Wildlife photos (5) , General purpose (4) , Portraits (4) , Night photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (11) , Casual photographer (5) , Photography student (4) , Semi-pro photographer (3) , Casual user (2) , Enthusiast (1)

Nikon 18-55mm Features

  • Offers the popular focal range of 18-55mm (picture angle equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens in the 35mm format) for use in a variety of situations
  • Compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet and smooth autofocusing
  • ED glass and aspherical lens elements
  • Compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry
  • Optical performance highly complements Nikon digital SLR cameras
  • The seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening

Nikon 18-55mm Specifications

Construction 7 elements in 5 groups (with 1 ED glass element and 1 hybrid aspherical lens element)
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Note: DX lenses are not recommended for use with "full-frame" digital or 35mm film SLR cameras
Angle of view 76 degrees (@18mm) to 28 degrees, 50 minutes (@55mm)
F stop range Maximum Aperture: f/3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture: f/22-32
Closest Focusing Distance 0.28m (11.4 inches)
Maximum Magnification Max Reproduction Ratio 1/3.2
Filter Size 52mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) Approx. 74mm x 70.5mm long (2.9 in. x 2.7 in.)
Weight Approx. 205g (6.8 oz.)
Notes AF Nikkor G-Type lenses feature more compact lens designs and include D-Type technology that provides the camera with precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes
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