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Compact 3.8x zoom covers portrait to wide view (76 degrees at 18mm to 22 degrees 50 minutes at 70mm).

3 Nikon Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements plus aspheric element for low distortion and minimized chromatic aberration.

Internal Focusing (IF) for smoother operation and great balance.

Optimized DX lens design is compatible with every Nikon D series digital SLR cameras.

Exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for high-speed, auto-focusing with accuracy and super-quiet operation.

M/A mode for instant switching from auto focus to manual Nikon D-Signal technology for enhanced flash and ambient exposure control.

AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED 3.9 5 58 58
Loving yhis lens with IV! and 1J1 I used this lens for years with the D70 and D300. Now with the 1V1 or 1J1 it is just fantastic. With the CX sensor it performs better than the Nikon 1 lenses but not as good as my old AIS prime lenses.....Highly recommended for the Nikon 1 series as it is so balanced a package. February 18, 2014
Oldie but goodie I purchased this lens new with my D70 back in I think 2003 or 2004. I now have a D7100, and this lens is plenty good enough for Nikon's top of the line DX camera. It doesn't have VR, but it is sharp with beautiful colors and bokeh. I think this was one of Nikon's first DX specific lenses, and they really did a good job on this one. I'll be using mine for another ten or twenty years. If you can find a used one in excellent condition, by all means buy it. This lens makes the Nikkor kit lenses look like junk. October 18, 2013
sharep and cheap this lens price bought $300-$350 new used lens price $150-$200 This lens is very sharp, distortion is also good the color that comes out is also very nice Judging from the price, this lens is very decent in comparison to the results love this lens sorry my english is so bad March 29, 2013
Nikon 18-70 mm beauty. Love to snap pictures with this lens. It is a fraction of the cost of the 18-200 mm with the same results at mid range to closeup shots. March 4, 2013
Excellent DX Lens! Got this lens with a D70 several years ago. I have probably shot well over 10,000 exposures with it. I still use it as my "normal" lens most of the time - no matter which body I use. I am a retired pro and now just shoot for fun. And this lens certainly adds to the fun! October 5, 2012
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AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED - Lens not zooming smoothly - getting stuck. Occasionally it works. Turned on its side zooms smoothly

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AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED - Lens not zooming smoothly - getting stuck. Occasionally it works. Turned on its side zooms smoothly
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Answer: 
I had a similar incident, this may be your problem as it is common.

There is a screw that has come loose inside the lens.

You may be able to repair it yourself, but be careful as my first one of these is in parts on my desk (I broke a cable putting it back together). If trying to fix it yourself you need to be at the 70mm end of the lens. Then you can remove the zoom rubber ring which will expose a screw. Remove the screw and the and the inner zoom cylinders will collapse exposing the loose screw. Tighten screw, the next part can get frustrating but stick with it, you need to drop the inner cylinder back to the camera so that you can put the screw back in. Then put the rubber zoom ring back on. Do a search on youtube for directions.

If it is stuck on the 18mm side I would take it to a shop to not end up in the same boat as me. To have any chance of the above working you MUST be on the 70mm side.
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You will need to send your lens for service in order to be evaluated by one of our technicians.
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You will need to send your camera for service in order to be evaluated by one of our technicians.
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Is the 18-70 lens compatible with D3000, D3100, D5000, D5100?

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Yes! All lenses that have "AF-S" are compatible with those Nikons!
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Camera dropped. Lens won't Auto-Focus. Can this be fixed?

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Long story short, my camera was dropped and now my 18-70mm lens won't auto-focus. When you try, all you hear is this weird clicking noise. The lens works fine though when manually focusing. Is this something that could be fixed if I took the lens to a camera shop? Or am I better off simply buying a new lens?
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It probably could be fixed but it will more than likely cost more to repair than what the lens is worth, might be better just to buy another and have done with it.
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If the autofocus motor has to be replaced you are better off with another lens. You can send it to Nikon for evaluation but since you can get a used one for $150, I doubt it will cost less than that to repair it.
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What could be causing the zoom to be locking up?

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Is the 18-70 lens compatible with F90/F90x

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I am not sure about the connectivity but at a guess optically, I would think not properly because it is a DX lens, designed for the smaller sensor of a DX camera. I believe that you would get a black band around the image, in the same way that you would if you attacked the lens to a D700, due to the 35mm film size.
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Focal Length Range for Nikon D100 and D70

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I've read several places that this lens only has a focal length range of 20mm to 70mm on these cameras. As this is a DX lens, why would the focal range be different for these cameras than say for a D50 or D90?
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It is and always will be a 18-70 no matter what body you put it on, focal length cannot miraculously alter on different bodies.
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What is the best and cheapest option for me to mount this lens on a Canon 60D?

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Sell it and buy the equivalent Canon lens.
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Will this lense work with the Nikon D5000?

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Yes, full function.
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Is Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G compatible for D7000?

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Is Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED IF AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens compatible with Nikon FM2?

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Is "Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED IF AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens" compatible with Nikon FM2? Can it be used on a film camera?
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Not really no as it would cause vignetting to start with and more importantly there is no way to control aperture.
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