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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.
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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
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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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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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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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Will this lens work with my D7000?

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Yes the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II is fully compatible with the D7000.
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Yes it will.
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whats the upc?

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I am looking for the upc of the Nikon dx swm ed aspherical 18-55mm lens. I can't find it anywhere. Can you help me
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The UPC (Universal Producto Code ) or barcode is located outside the box.
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Where can I get parts (such as the locking ring)?

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I have a lens that apparently 2 of the 3 locking tabs have broken off from. I can tell that this is just a ring on the back of the lens, and I would like to replace it, without having to pay more than the lens is worth. Where do I get a diagram, and where can I order parts?
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Please get in contact with the Nikon Parts Department
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My lens makes a kind of soft clicking sound when I try to bring something into focus and then it dos not focus it. What can this be?

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Autofocus Error?

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Please verify that the lens has the switch mode set to A and try another lens to determine if it’s the lens that is not Auto focusing.
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It is an update to the camera's software.
Here is the link to your latest firmware update, if you are not comfortable doing it take your camera to a local camera shop.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16647/~/d300s-firmware%3A-a%2Fb-1.01
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Does this lens work on a D3000?

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Yes,full function
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Does this camera work with d3000?

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Yes the lens works with D3000.
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Is this lens compatible with the Nikon Coolpix L110?
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No, the Coolpix L110 has a fixed lens. You must purchase a Nikon 1 series camera or one of Nikon's DSLR cameras to be able to change lenses.
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Q What Does VR Mean?

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Vibration Reduction, read this:
http://www.nikon.com/about/technology/rd/core/software/vr_e/index.htm
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Does this lens work with the nikon d60?

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Yes, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II is fully compatible with D60.
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Will this lense work with a d80

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Yes, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II is fully compatible with D80.
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Is this considered a wide angle lense? I have been reading that anything under 35mm is except for Nikon lenses.

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The DX 18-55 zoom has a wide angle, Normal, and Telephoto angle of view. It's angle of view is equivalent to 27- 82.5mm( FX or 35mm standard format) and therefore it qualifies as a wide angle, Normal, and telephoto lens but not by much. Is not a dedicated wide angle lens.
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Why does the very end of this lens turn to a click stop?

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At the very end of this lens is a ring sticking out about 1/4" from the lens barrel. When you turn the 18mm to 55mm ring this end piece moves in and out depending on the setting. My question is if I hold this end piece all by itself and turn it clockwise until it stops (there is a click stop) it moves out about 1/4". If I then then it counterclockwise it rotates back in about a 1/4" to a click stop. Which position is used for normal shooting? This is the non-VR version of the 18-55mm AF-S lens and I am using it on a D3000 camera. Why does this end piece turn at all?

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The ring you are talking about is the lens focusing ring. When you rotate the zoom ring, the focus ring and the lens internal parts moves. When you press the shutter button halfway down to focus, the focus ring will move into an appropriate position to obtain focus. If you move the switch on the lens to M, you will need to manually obtain focus by rotating the lens focus ring. Please do not rotate the lens focus ring while the switch on the lens is set to A.
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Will this lense work with the D70 ??
 
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Yes, fully functional.
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Can I take good pictures without VR?

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I bough a kit with this 18-55mm + 55-200mm VR with my D3200.
Am I gonna miss the VR in my 18-55? Can I take good focused pictures without VR?
I did not realize that it had not VR.
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At that focal length you should have no problems unless you are shooting with a very slow shutter speed.
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Will this work on a d7100?

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Does this lens compatible with D50 camera?

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I would like to know about other 18-55 lens which are compatible with D50.
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Yes the 18-55 will be ok on the D50
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18-55mm or 35mm lens?

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I have a AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-135mm lens right now. I want to get another lens but i can't decide between the 18-55mm or the 35mm lens with no zoom. What one should I get?
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