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Affordable, high-quality ‘walk-around’ lens

Weighing just 7.2 oz., this light and compact standard zoom lens produces clear, high-contrast pictures and videos. Its  approx. 3.1x zoom covers the popular range of 18–55mm, making it a versatile, go-to lens for everything from portraiture to landscapes. It even lets you shoot close-ups just 0.9-ft. from your subject.
Silent Wave Motor
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
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Compact and versatile

3x standard zoom for DX cameras

Optimized for Nikon DX-format D-SLRs, the ultra-compact and lightweight AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II covers the most frequently used focal length range of 18–55mm. This makes it a great choice for a wide variety of shooting situations, from portraits to landscapes to HD video recording.

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Advanced technologies for better photos

Despite its affordable price and compact size, the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II offers some of the advanced Nikon technologies of more expensive lenses. Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating provides higher contrast and more vivid images while minimizing ghosting and flare. An Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration for superior optical performance.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
A-M
A-M
A-M stands for Auto-Manual Mode. Thanks to a mechanism incorporated in the lens barrel, smooth focusing operation in Manual focus mode is realized in the same way as users have become accustomed to with conventional manual-focus lenses by adding an appropriate torque to the focus ring.
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Bad Auto Focus Slow auto focus; rough zoom ring Good optics though February 3, 2014
Hmmmm... This is the lens that came with my D40. It is a good general-purpose lens. I like to spend time composing shots, and this is ok for most uses. When the lens was less than a year old, it developed a notchy feel when turning to zoom, but still worked ok. Suddenly the notchiness got very stiff, then it stopped focusing and locked up altogether. The lens was repaired very quickly under warranty, and since then has functioned properly so far. April 14, 2011
Fairly good lens, but,,, In the begining I would have recommended this lense 110%, but after useing it for a while I have found that the auto focus feature tends to fail almost yearly. There is a lot of arguement with Nikon to get it repaired the first time, and even though the lens is still under warrenty they do not want to repair it after that. I'll probably never purchase another Nikon product. July 30, 2010
Manual focus difficult at best In this case you definitely get what you pay for. Pros: The glass is sharp and the auto focus quick and quiet. Good starter lens for the price. Cons: If you need to switch to manual focus, the lens construction makes this task sloppy and near impossible. When the lens is switched to the manual focus mode, there is simply not enough friction on the element used to focus the keep a sharp focus. Too much "play" in the focus ring really makes this lens only good for auto focus. Thankfully, the AF works great in most situations provided you have good contrast within the framed shot. July 30, 2010
Great camera; bad kit lens In less than two years, I've sent the lens for repair of the autofocus motor TWICE. July 30, 2010
Not bad for the price This is the kit lens that came with my D60. I was more than happy with it in the first couple of years until I bought the AF-S DX Nikkor 35 mm f/1.8 lens. Then I knew what I was missing in terms of sharpness and the ability to take pictures in low light. Now I don't consider it a good lens at all, but it is a great choice for those who are on a tight budget and those who are picking up photography as a new hobby. Also for travelers, it has light weight and has a decent range. May 8, 2013
plastic mount no good the lens is great but the plastic mount is poor and breaks easly and to replace costs alot I am going to try to replace it myself June 4, 2011
Be careful about buying this lens..It broke on me after very little use. I believe there are issues with this lens...I took very good care of it and it still broke. February 24, 2011
beginners kit lens Seems I follow the path of most here in this lens has lost its aouto-functionability as reported by others. I have upgraded to the AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm, f/3.5-5.6 G ED lens, much wieghtier and very quick on focus, but then it cost as much as my D40X did ! December 11, 2010
at first this lens was perfect for my armature photography. its all i needed or wanted! takes a great variety of photos- far away to up close macro. but then........... it broke. the auto focus just jammed up and is constantly forcing me to use manuel focus. so, i say "careful what you wish for" because in theory this is a great versatile lens, but its flimsy and breaks after only 1 year! to add to my frustration, i sent it off THREE times to have it fixed....and theyve yet to completely fix it. auto focus still broken... if youre a beginner, get this lens...just be cautious it might break. November 25, 2010
weak focus The focus of this lens is not always accurate. Apparently the manual focus ring on the front is very wimpy. Even on auto focus the SLIGHTEST movement, (ie. breathing on it) is enough to throw it out. I can compensate, SOMETIMES, by squeezing the aperture to its smallest setting. But that can get VERY annoying. August 5, 2010
This product came as a kit lens with my D40. I used it a few times before the auto focus stopped working. Can't find my receipt to have it serviced so I guess I have purchase another. Very disappointed with this lens. Wbraze July 30, 2010
Optically OK but flimsy. The optical quality of this lens is decent. Surprisingly good for the price actually. Unfortunately the build quality is atrocious to the point that I have a very hard time recommending it to anyone. Overall it's just a flimsy plastic piece of junk, which unfortunately is now the standard for consumer-level lenses. However in particular I had quite a few issues with the focus mechanism jamming for no apparent reason. On top of that, the rear element group seems to be attached to the lens with two or three small plastic tabs. One day I took the camera from my bag to discover that the rear group had somehow fallen off and become lodged sideways in the lens barrel, rendering the lens totally useless. The lens wasn't dropped or subjected to any shock that I know of, and the DSLR body it was attached to was fine. I realize this is a cheap lens, but this level of quality is unacceptable at any price. Excellent durability is what made Nikon great, lets head back in that direction. Even the old Series E lenses, considered flimsy and cheap in their day, are heads above any of Nikon's lenses today in terms of build quality. July 30, 2010
This is an OK lense but poorly constructed and repair by Nikon is astronomical. Nikon....NEVER AGAIN ! July 30, 2010
Décevant mais pour le prix... Contre: Je ne l'aime pas, je ne lui fais pas confiance, elle semble frêle et elle manque de finition dans les détails et les matériaux. L'attachement avec l'appareil photo est en plastic et surtout l'hiver par temps froid peu casser facilement. Pour; pas chère, légère September 16, 2012
Não tem muitos recursos Tenho uma que veio na D7000 que comprei,,usei apenas duas vezes e não gostei,uma pena. August 3, 2012
Garbage I've had a D40 with this lens for several years now and have had nothing but trouble with it. Like many others have mentioned the auto focus is a frequent problem, and it requires a trip to the factory to fix it. Mine's been in 3 times (during the warranty period) and it's doing it again now. I will never, EVER buy another Nikon. I'm sticking with Canon, like I should have done when I bought this camera. August 26, 2011
This product works only part time. In order to be able to take a picture with this lens, I have to turn it on manual. Automatic does not work at all. Manual works part time. I bought this in May of 2008. It has not worked for about six months. I believe at the cost of Nikon products that it should work longer than 2-1/2 years. April 16, 2011
Have already sent it back twice! I have been extremely disappointed in this product. This lens came with my Nikon D40x. In the 3 years that I have owned this camera, I have had to send the lens back twice b/c the autofocus stopped working - the first time just a little over a year after we bought it! Luckily, Nikon has fixed it b/c it has a 5 year warranty, but it still cost me $20 shipping each time I had to send it back! Now, I'm wondering what happens when it stops working after the warranty is up. It apparently costs as much to fix as it does to buy a new lens, so I guess I'll have to shell out $100+ for a new lens if it breaks again and my warranty is out. I spent WAY too much money on this camera to have had this trouble - twice! July 31, 2010
Cheap Construction The most damaging, from the shortest fall ever witnessed. July 31, 2010
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What does it means the symbol F - -?

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it means that you have removed the lens from your camera
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This usually means that the aperture is not set on the Orange number on the aperture ring. DSLR's prefer the aperture to be controlled through the ca,era, not on the lens. Set the aperture on the orange number and go into Aperture Priority or Manual modes to control the aperture. This is why the newer AF-S lenses with the G next to the aperture no longer have an aperture ring because it's controlled through the camera.
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Verify that the lens is properly attached. F-- Means that no lens is attached or is not a CPU lens. Turn off the camera and select Manual Mode (M), and then turn it on.
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when taking a photo with subexposure it appears Err blinking

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Have you updated your firmware?
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An Err message is regarding a camera malfunction. Please release the shutter. If error persists or appears frequently, you will need to send your camera for service.
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What should I clean the lens with?

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There is a little spot on my lens, I cant get rid of it with a micro fiber cloth. Is there somthing wrong with this lens? or is it just a spot i may be able to get off? Please help!
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Take it to Nikon Service.
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A drop eclipse fluid and a cloth or a lens pen usually gets most things off.
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The A is for Aperture Priority, this mode allows you to manually select the aperture using the command dial (Search command dial on Nikon's website for details). The shutter speed will automatically be selected for you in this mode. The M mode is Manual Mode. In this mode, you manually select both the Aperture and the Shutter speed. If your just getting started with photography, I recommend using the P for Program mode. In this mode, the aperture and shutter speed is automatically selected for you but gives you the ability to tweek exposures, metering and so forth. Start there and gain a solid understanding of how the camera selects the aperture and shutter speed. Purchase a D3100 Guide book from a local or online bookstore and learn the camera from there.
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http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/lenses/DX/AFSDX18-55_3.5-5.6G.pdf
Here's a link to the manual.
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Why does the lens make a scratching sound when the lens is focussing?

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While using Autofocus on the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II lens, the camera makes a scratching sound. From the description, the lens's autofocus mechanism is supposed to be ultra quiet.
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Congrats ! You got Sand in ur lens
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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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i would like to know weather this lense have VR or not?

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If it's a VR lens, it will have VR listed in its name. From what you've written, no it is not a VR lens. There IS a VR version however.
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No, but this version does: http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2176/AF-S-DX-NIKKOR-18-55mm-f%252F3.5-5.6G-VR.html
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Hi,could I use it with Nikon D5100 camera?

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yes. all the dx range will work in auto with camera's without inbuilt motor drives as well as the ones that have.
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yes
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My question has 2 parts. Will this lens work with my Nikon D90 and/or will it work with my Nikon 6006?

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the d90 yes. the 6006 dont know
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Yes to the D90, no to the 6006 as the lens is DX format not full frame.
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Should this work with the D3200?

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I've picked up this lens second hand for quite a good price. The bloke said it's never been used but the autofocus doesn't appear to work on my D3200 - got it set to A (focus) but pressing the shutter button does nothing - no movement, no focus, no picture taken. Just want to check if it's 100% compatible (or if I'm doing something wrong) before I try to return it.
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It should auto focus, it is fully compatible with theD3200.
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It should work without any issue, if its second hand then you can assume that it has been used. If possible try it on another body.
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will this fit my cool pix p90?

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will this fit my cool pix p90?
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No, P90 is a fixed lens camera, you cannot change lenses.
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No, the Coolpix is a fixed lens camera.
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