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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
AS
A-M

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.
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II 3.6 5 55 55
After 3 years, Excellent Results Three years after I received this lens in a D3100 kit it continues to perform very well. It is a general workhorse I use for hundreds of web portraits, small product shoots, 16x20 inch wall portraits and artistic images. May 27, 2013
Best for its price I love this lens! It came with my D3100 Camera, and it is great for general shooting. I've heard complaints about the Macro and low-light conditions, but it isn't for those purposes first of all, but I think they are pretty stinking good for the price. It is a great lens for beginners, like me. July 10, 2012
Extremely good lens I have taken many pictures and know the value of the lens in picture quality. In my opinion this has provided the quality picture I'm looking for. December 25, 2011
Great lens!! My 18-55 came as part of my D40 kit. I must've gotten a fantastic copy of the lens b/c I've never had issued with this lens when used within its range. Of course I have trouble w/autofocus when in low light. It's not a meant for extremely low light. It IS however an amazingly fast lens that takes crisp, clear pictures. I've grabbed awesome September 9, 2011
So far, So good.. I have only had it for a couple days, but so far i have enjoyed it. I can use both manual and auto focus to get good pictures. Auto focus can be a little slow, but otherwise a nice product. April 24, 2011
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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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manual adjustment seems to be locked up for zoom and focus, is this a malfunction due to damage or a setting?

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The zoom is never locked so if your zoom capability is locked, you should send it to Nikon for inspection. The plastic tube holding the front glass element can be manually focused when you put the lens on Manual focus noted by a "M" near the switch. Once you place it on Manual, the focal ring will unlock for manual focusing.
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You need to move the switch on the lens from A to M in order to manually focus since the lens is the one that has the built-in AF motor.
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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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Under the A - M on the lens theres a VR switch. What is VR & should it be on or off?

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VR is vibration control. It stabilized an image & helps eliminate user shake which might blur the picture. If you have your lens fully extended, definitely turn the VR on. If you're getting a lot of blurred pictures at a long range, it could be from user shake which this will help eliminate.
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VR stands for Vibration reduction...good to keep on when u r in auto mode...
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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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