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Versatile, high-power 7.5x zoom NIKKOR lens approximates the picture angle performance of a 28-200mm lens on 35mm SLR.

Internal Focus provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus range.

Non-rotating front element provides for convenient use of circular polarizing filters and the Nikon wireless close-up Speedlight system.

A seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening, out-of-focus elements appear more natural.

optimized for use with DX-format

A Nikon Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element delivers superior optical performance. ED glass minimizes chromatic aberrations, contributing to superb contrast and resolution performance.

Focus as close as 1.47 ft throughout entire zoom range.

A Compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast and quiet auto focusing, along with quick switching between auto focus and manual operation(M/A and M).

67mm filter attachment size.

AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED 3.9 5 13 13
My Bread & Butter Lens I purchased this lens when I found that my 18-70mm was continually coming up too short. In addition to the greater reach, I found it sharper than the 18-70mm it replaced. I use this lens shooting regularly for a large paving company. While the 18-200mm would give even more reach, the 18-135mm is lighter--which is a factor on those long shooting days. I also use this lens when I travel. Not the fastest lens, but for the price I find it hard to beat! April 15, 2011
Good lens, Could use improvements I got this lens used with my Nikon D80 in July of 2009. This is a good lens, not great, but good. first i'll go over the pros then the cons. Pros: Wide zoom range. Good F range. good all around lens. Cons: Bad build quality as in the whole lens just feels like it has a lot of movment. Especial when the lens is zoomed out to 135mm. There is a little ring of paper on the front of the lens between the glass and the filter threads that is just a pain because sometimes when you go to put the lens cap on you will get it caught on there and it will rip the paper. I am not sure the reason for the paper i just find it annoying. This isn't really something bad with the lens just a bit annoying is that the filter sizes. it is kind of large at 67mm so it is more expensive to buy filters for. This lens is a good lens. I do think that Nikon could have done a few things to make it better that would make a huge difference but over all a decent lens. April 14, 2011
I really am enjoying this lense. Lense seems to work very well. Pictures are sharp and crisp. The only negative is the corners when using a polorizer. The corners are dark. If you magnify the image slightly, it will get rid of the distortion on the corners. January 23, 2011
Very good Comparable to a 28-200mm for a 35mm camera, lens has great "reach" as a semi-universal lens. All images were crisp and snappy at all apertures and focal lengths. A great lens for 90% of what a serious shooter may want to point it at. Lens mount may not be as sturdy as on older Nikkors. Got a little "sloppy" and had to be factory repaired. Also, gasket on outside edge of front element seems to be "flexing" and wrinkling. Images are still top notch, tho. January 20, 2011
Disappointed This lens was great at first but I've had it for about four years and it's pretty dual. Depth of field isn't that great. It's not a very fast lens either. Not something you want for professional work. It's nice to have when you're new and learning. October 10, 2012
Although this lens is dated... This lens came with the Nikon D80 Kit, but I find that I use this lens a lot as the 18-135mm is great for many a uses. I hope Nikon will do an upgrade DX SWM 18-135mm AF-S 3.5-5.6G ED IF VRII NIKKOR Lens. September 26, 2011
Great zoom range but not for heavy use. I had the lens in the shop twice in a 12 month period for repair. I still have it and it works fine as a back-up lens. May 20, 2011
Prone to repairs I have two of these lenses. One has been repaired twice and the other one three times, for the same problem: wouldn't focus in the 35-135 mm range. Each time cost me ~$80. The lens itself is fine, bot impressive. But having to repair it them so often makes them worthless. April 14, 2011
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Yes, you can use that lens but it will change the MP of the camera and the lens will also be 1.5 focal factor as with the D80. Using that lens changes the D700 to a 1.5 focal factor. It also changes from 12.1 to 5 MP approximately. The photos will still be excellent but you need to make sure that's what you want from the D700. You would be better off getting the 24-120 f/4 or the 28-300 f/3.5-5.6. Both excellent lenses but I think the 24-120 is better because of it's fixed f.
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Yes, you can use this lens with your camera. Just keep in mind the D700 is a FX (Full Frame) and the lens is DX.

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Answer Title: Choosing a lens for your new Nikon DSLR camera
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I bought a Nikon D5000, can I use the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED lens? Is there any cons for using this len with the D5000. thank you.
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Hi Sonny,

I purchased that lens as part of a kit and did experience some problems with it;s durability. You may have a different experience but heavy use cause problems for me.

It does have excellent class and I am pleases with the quality of the results.
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Yes you can use it, no cons.
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I would like to get my boyfriend a lens maybe a little "better" than this? or maybe a nice lens to compliment this one? I know absolutely nothing about cameras and/or lenses so any suggestions will help! He's got a Nikon D200.

P.S. Something under $600 would be preferred.
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A nice addition would be a 70-300 zoom.
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He currently has the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
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I lost the lens cap for this lens. Which one do I buy as a replacement?

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You need the LC-67, or a 67mm lens cap of third party origins.
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will this lens work with the ft-1 mount on a Nikon 1 V1

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Here is the list (note firmware update):
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17602
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How do you remove the front lens to clean dust out off the lens?

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Don't worry about it, dust inside a lens is normal.
The lens breathes as you zoom in and out and dust gets sucked into the lens. If it really bothers you, you will have to send it to Nikon to be cleaned, it's not something you can do yourself.
Again, it us nit something to worry about.
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