Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR II Lens F/DSLR Cameras - U.S.A. Warranty

SKU: NK1855VR2U MFR: 2211
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About the Nikon 18-55mm

An ultra-compact, all-around lens that draws peak performance from DX-format HD-SLRs.
Life is full of interesting views, and you need a lens that can catch them all. Whether you're shooting wide group photos or portraits, close-ups or landscapes, photos or HD videos, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II delivers the sharpest, most color-rich results imaginable. Optimized for Nikon's new high-resolution DX-format image sensors, it borrows the ultra-compact retractable lens barrel design from the Nikon 1 system. Nikon's remarkable Vibration Reduction technology provides 4.0 stops* of blur-free handheld shooting enjoy crisp, clear images even if your hands are a bit unsteady and shoot at slower shutter speeds in low-light situations. No matter where you're headed, grab the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II and rest assured: you'll be able to land fantastic shots.

Versatile 18-55mm focal length range
There's a reason Nikon includes an 18-55mm lens with so many D-SLR kits it's simply a fantastic all-around lens. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II is the most compact, advanced version of the 18-55mm lens yet. A new retractable barrel design inspired by the Nikon 1 system makes it approx. 25% smaller and lighter than its predecessors, and the latest Vibration Reduction technology provides 4.0* stops of blur-free handheld shooting. Whether you're shooting wide group shots or tight close-ups, photos or HD videos, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II delivers.

Optimized for DX-format cameras
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II is optimized to draw maximum performance from Nikon's new generation of high-resolution DX-format HD-SLRs. Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) ensures outstanding color richness and contrast by reducing reflections and glare. A seven-blade rounded diaphragm renders backgrounds and out-of-focus elements in your shots with a natural, softly blurred appearance. Your photos and HD videos will reveal the astounding sharpness and detail your HD-SLR is capable of achieving.

The Nikon Vibration Reduction advantage
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II features Nikon's latest Vibration Reduction image stabilization technology, which provides 4.0 stops of blur-free handheld shooting. That means your photos and videos will be tack-sharp, even if your hands are a bit unsteady. Additionally, it means you'll be able to shoot at slower shutter speeds without affecting image sharpness a huge advantage in low light situations where slower shutter speeds mean brighter photos.

Nikon 18-55mm Includes

  • Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR II Lens for DSLR Cameras
  • LC-52mm Front Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • Nikon 5 Year USA Warranty (1 Year International + 4 Year USA Extension)

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (61) , Lightweight (55) , Easily interchangeable (41) , Consistent output (35) , Durable (16) , Rugged (11) , Strong construction (11) , Nice bokeh (4) , Easy to clean (4) , Quiet (4)
Weak casing (9) , Poor in low light (8) , Slow focus (7)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (30) , General purpose (21) , Low light (14) , Weddings (14) , Night photography (10) , Portraits (10) , Wildlife photos (10) , Sports/action (9) , Travel (8) , Landscape photography (5) , Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (30) , Casual photographer (11) , Enthusiast (9) , Semi-pro photographer (7) , Casual user (4) , Photography student (4) , Semi-professional (3) , Pro photographer (2) , Professional (1) , Beginner (1)

Nikon 18-55mm Features

  • 3x zoom lens covering the most frequently used focal range of 18 to 55mm (picture angle is equivalent to focal length from 27 to 82.5mm in Nikon FX or 35mm format)
  • Vibration Reduction enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds upto three stops slower than would otherwise be possible
  • Optical design, optimized for use with Nikon digital SLRs for superior performance
  • Hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types of lens aberration
  • High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating offers superior color reproduction, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare
  • Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet, autofocus operation
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
  • 0.28m/0.9 ft. closest focusing distance throughout the entire zoom range
  • Comfortable lens barrel features rugged construction; separate zoom and focusingrings provide the smooth operation preferred by professionals

Nikon 18-55mm Specifications

Construction 11 elements in 8 groups (with 1 aspherical lens element)
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Nikon DX
Maximum Angle of View DX Format: 31º 30'
FX Format: 47º
F stop range Maximum Aperture: f/3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture: f/22-36
Closest Focusing Distance 11in (0.28m) from focal plane; 9.8in (0.25 m in MF)
Maximum Magnification .31x
Filter Size 52mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) Approx. 2.3 x 2.6 inches (59.5mm x 66mm)
Weight Approx. 6.9 oz/195 g
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