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Light and compact ‘walk-around’ lens with Vibration Reduction

With its versatile 18–55mm focal range and VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization, this lens makes it easy to create sharp, clear photos and videos. Remarkably light and compact, it’s an ideal general purpose ‘walk-around’ lens. It even captures fantastic close-up shots as close as 0.9-ft. from your subject.
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
AS
A-M

Versatile enough for any setting

3x standard zoom with Vibration Reduction

Optimized for Nikon DX-format D-SLRs, the practical and versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR was designed to cover the most frequently used focal length range of 18–55mm. It’s great for a very broad range of photo and video applications, from portraits to landscapes. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.0 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, ensures that all your shots turn out remarkably crisp, even when handheld shooting.

Sharp, clear images

Nikon technology for optimum performance

Like all NIKKOR lenses, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR is engineered for performance. Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color quality and reduces ghosting and flare. A rounded, seven-blade diaphragm makes out of focus elements appear more natural, and a hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types of lens aberration. Expect vibrant, clear images and videos.

Nikon Vibration Reduction

Learn more about Nikon’s in-lens VR image stabilization which assures dramatically sharper still images and video capture when shooting handheld.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: DX-format lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.
Vibration Reduction
Vibration Reduction
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
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.
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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Lens failed within 90 days of purchase Auto-focus suddenly stopped working. I have had this lens less than 90 days. I know the AF-S DX 18-55mm lens is faulty because there are no problems using my Nikkor DX AFS 55-200 with my D3200. Now I have the hassle of filing a warranty claim and shipping the lens. June 1, 2014
Decent beginner's lens. The lens was being used on a Nikon D80. I bought this to serve as an all around events tool...family gatherings, outdoor adventures, auction photos. The motor is a little noisy when focusing, and sometimes the VR jitters, but ultimately catches the focal point. I liked using a reverse mount macro lens ring with this lens. The lens was light-weight, fast, and the results were pretty clear. I sold it when I upgraded to the Nikon D800E, since I didn't want DX format photos anymore. My next purchase will be a Nikon VR II...probably the 70-200. I'm trying not to be a lens hoarder, so I'll only purchase one or two premium multi-task lenses from this point on. May 14, 2014
Wife loves it = I love it! Ease of use and installing or removing was a click. Wanted DSLR that wife could learn on and I could enjoy using also. This has done every thing we wanted. April 27, 2014
le faltan marcas de enfoque, no tiene la reseña de hiperenfoque me resulta un poco incomodo el hecho de que no cuente con graduación en la zona de enfoque, sobretodo en fotografías de larga exposición nocturna April 24, 2014
not a bad lense Have had this lense for about a year now but have only used it for a couple of months at most. It came with my d5100 that I still currently use but was easily replaced by my 50mm 1.8 almost immediately. That being said it's not a bad lense at all. For the price you can't go wrong. The quality is there and it covers a good range for family and Facebook type photography. I wouldn't recommend buying the lense itself for the reason that you can save and get a better lense for a little more money. March 2, 2014
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Will this lens fit my Nikon D80 please?

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Yes, it is fully compatible.
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Your specs. say it has f3.5 to f22 but it does not show on the lens why?
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Aperture is set by the camera body not the lens.
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Will this lens work with a D50?

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Since I use my D50 rarely, I don't want to spend a lot of money on a new camera but I would like to add a VR lens to my package. I would think it would work but can't find it listed anywhere.
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Yes, it is fully compatible.
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if this lens is compatible with D5100

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can i take bokeh photos from this lense?

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can i take photo like my attached image from this lense?
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To achieve bokeh in an image, you need to use a fast lens—the faster the better. You’ll want to use a lens with at least an f/2.8 aperture, with faster apertures of f/2, f/1.8 or f/1.4 being ideal. Many photographers like to use fast prime lenses when shooting photographs that they want visible bokeh in. For more infomration on bokeh please see: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...
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difference between new and refurbished lens

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Refurbished lenses had some type of mechanical problem and were repaired. Refurbished lenses have a 90 day warranty , new lenses have a one year warranty extended to five years when you register the lens with Nikon online.
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AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55 not allowing camera (D5100) to take photos

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My lens has recently started to "not" let me take pictures and/or press the release button. When I have the lens pointed directly level forward (on autofocus) it will not allow me to "shoot/take" a photo. If I tilt the camera down or tilt it up it will take a picture. If I turn the lens to manual it will shoot all day. I am currently using a D5100 camera and have other lens that operate fine. Is this an issue that has been encountered prior?
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Please contact Nikon Technical Support for help with this question. For information on how to contact Nikon please visit: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans....
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Auto focus doesn't always work with my 18 - 55 af-s dx nikkor lens

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Using this lens with a D3200 body, purchased as a kit one month ago. I am in auto mode with the auto selected on the lens, pressing half way or even taking a photo it does not focus. I have to switch to M on lens to focus. If I go to the "Guide" and let it set the shot the auto focus works great!
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Please contact Nikon Technical Support for help with this question. For information on how to contact Nikon please visit: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans... .
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What type of NIKKOR Lens is this?

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Is this a 1 NIKKOR, Auto Focus Zoom, Auto Focus Fixed Focal Length, Close-Up, Perspective Control (PC), Teleconverts, or Manuel Focus?
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It is an auto focus, zoom lens designed to be used on Nikon DX DSLRs.
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DOES THIS LENS HAVE ZOOM DETENTS?

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MY LENS HAS DETENT OR CLICK STOPS ON ZOOM AT APPROXIMATELY 28, 32 AND 38MM. IS THIS NORMAL OR A DEFECT?
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When zooming you should not feel any physical resistance when zooming or clicking sounds. However, the aperture will change when zooming due to the lens being a varible aperture zoom lens. Please contact Nikon Technical Support for help with this question. For information on how to contact Nikon please visit http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans....
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Is it compatible with FX-format cameras?

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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR is compatible with FX-format cameras. FX cameras can also use DX lenses, however to avoid vignetting, the DX crop mode is automatically selected by the camera when a DX lens is attached. On an FX-format camera with a DX lens mounted, the camera will automatically engage its built-in DX crop mode, thus recording an image only from the center section of the sensor. For visual of DX vs FX cropping, please see the following link: http://static.nikonusa.com/Lens-Sim...
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Lens giving blurred photos on near point focussing

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My Nikor 18-55 mm lens attached to D5000 is giving a blurred focus for near point subjects and the photos are blurry as well. It is giving sharper image only at far point focussing . Don't know what to do ? I used the camera recently in harsh weather conditions . Could seepage of water into the lens give you such a problem ? Thank you
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Since you are in the UK, we'd recommending contacting Nikon UK for assistance: http://nikon.co.uk
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Is this lens is compatible with D5200 Autofocus and so on?

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Fully compatible
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Is this lens compatible with D7000?

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Fully compatible
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Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D810?

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Yes but camera would be in DX crop mode, thus you will lose resolution which is the point of having a D810
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