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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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This lense is awesome! This lense is great for all around, the auto focus motor is silents which is excellent for taking photos, and the weight and portability is great! August 15, 2011
This product is a good starter I got it with my D3100 an its an average good looking lens, obviously zooming in all the way an trying to focus on a flower is impossible with this lens. And at times it makes you wish it had Manual focus, but other then that It takes crispy shots, i work for the Disney company and have been a professional photographer there for about one year, an we have never used this lens so obviously to me its a little below my standards. But Hey! its a good lens to start out with trust me (: August 5, 2011
Does its job.. i am quite new at this but, so far so good. This lens came with my D3100 and I have been managing pretty good, of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and of course, pictures in the skill of the photographer. I have been reading reviews about issues which has me a little uneasy, so I guess we'll have to wait and see. July 27, 2011
Perfect starter lens! This was my first lens that I got with my d5000 almost a year ago and I'm still very pleased with it. It takes some very decent up-close shots and distance shots. It's perfect for a beginner photographer and it has a nice zoom range to start with! July 27, 2011
Easy to use, sharp pictures. No surprise here. I have owned Nikon for many years in the SLR category. First auto focus for me but Wow, it is great. July 26, 2011
When you get better with a DSLR,replace it! Simply put,i got the D5100,i just got talented witrh a DSLR and found out how limited this is,you will want ED glass for the camera,or better glass then the 18-55 July 19, 2011
An average lens. Purchased this with my D5100 (Great camera!), because the 50mm f1.8 was not yet available. It's a handy lens for walk-around snapshots, but is not as sharp as I wanted. Compared it to my Panasonic super zoom (essentially a point-and -shoot, but with a Leica lens.) Panasonic ws slightly sharper. July 18, 2011
great starter lens and beyond Sharp and generally auto focuses well, good feel for it's price. July 7, 2011
Amazing range of usefulness Recently did some travel through northern Arizona and used my lens on my D3100. It amazed me on how wide of a field it could capture AND how much it could zoom in. June 27, 2011
Best camera I have ever owned. Crisp, fantastic color, captures action photos with no problem. Easy to use and download. Easy to change lenses. GUIDE setting makes it easy and very quick to change from one setting to another without having to change the mode dial and explains each function in detail. Would recommend anyone to try this camera. June 8, 2011
About Average For a kit lens, it is technically impressive but the shortcuts taken are clear. First of all, the vibration reduction Nikon engineered into the lens is great. It does its job well, and i was able to take macro shots at 55mm handheld at dusk. Props to them. Unfortunately, it feels more plastic-y than an older Pentax 18-55 I've used. The barrel's zoom rotation feels like plastic instead of smooth metal. Not unusable, but not as classy. On top of this, they did not include a separate ring for the focus mechanism, so you're left awkwardly grabbing near the end of the lens, hoping you don't smudge it. The end of the lens also rotates as you focus (but not zoom) so that rules out directional filters or flower lens hoods. They also used a plastic lens mount, but paired with a light camera like the D5100, shouldn't cause a problem if you accidentally pick it up by the lens. Overall, a very capable lens, but the quality/ergonomic compromises are still apparent. June 6, 2011
Best kit lens ever made Sharp, great color and contrast, and the fact that it comes as a low cost kit lens with the consumer class Nikons amazes me. Best kit lens ever made. June 4, 2011
Excellent Quality, Dont Overlook !!! This lens is frequently overlooked by photographers but my experience with this lens has been impressive in its price range. Portraiture is very good in reasonable light at a distance and very good as well at 18mm f/3.5 with a great minimum distance under 1 foot. Bokeh is very smooth and depth of field adjusts nicely throughout the aperture range. It's not a high-end lens but this is a good lens to have for the price..... May 31, 2011
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR This is a great Lens for short distance. I have enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to anyone starting out in DSLR. May 30, 2011
Unimpressed with this lens Not that impressed with my AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. Less than 2 years old (purchased 2009) and occasionally malfunctions. When using VR there is often a clicking noise coming from the lens that also shows up visually as a jump in SLR field of view. Flaring is an occasional issue. Autofocus fails frequently in low light. Resolution is fine. May 18, 2011
This is the second D60 and I have new troubles with this one the aputure and shuter are not in synic when using program mode for example the aputure read 4.5 and the shuter read 4000 not even close to the real setting of this normal shady day. Also notice the left side of all my pictures are out of focus? fuzzie on all lenses May 13, 2011
Great overall starter lense I have used this lense on several occasions in various evirnoments are the Las Vegas area. It works well in all situations. I use it on my D5000 and have never had any issues with it functioning completely. May 7, 2011
Great Lens This is a magnificent lens. I have an older D40 with the same lens but without the VR and I can clearly see a difference in my shots. Our family does a lot of boating and with the bumpy ride, many shots can come out bad. Our percentage of clear shots has risen since the addition of our VR lens. I just love it. May 2, 2011
basic fills the need I have a large after market zoom for my d-200 and needed a smaller lens to be able to capture larger areas of focus. This lens seems to be a great addition to my larger zoom April 25, 2011
Great all around usage lens great for that wide angle shot like a nice landscape shot to a family shot! April 23, 2011
Excellent Kit Lens I am very impressed with this lens. It has great versatility, A good starter and will remain an important part of my equipment. I look forward to my next lens. April 20, 2011
Nice Lens, Easy to use. I haven't had it for very long but pictures taken with it are very sharp with excellent color fidelity April 20, 2011
Broke within 4 months The zoom started sticking the first time I was in cold weather. I sent it in for warranty service. Not the quality I expect from Nikon April 18, 2011
average sharpness-very fragile This lens gave me adequate reliability until it's front element became loose as if it's about to fall out. This lens was never dropped or misused. It still works but, reliability is questionable. I am under the impression that it is a throw-away product and not worthy of repair. I would not recommend this lens if you work in rough conditions. April 16, 2011
infinity focusing problem This lens works well when using it in the auto focus mode. However, in low light situations where it is too dark for auto focus to work the manual focus mode has an inconsistancy. When the subject is at a far off (infinity) distance just manually rotating the focus ring all the way to the infinity setting will yield badly out of focus images. To get an in focus image the manual focus ring must me rotated back slightly before the infinity ring stop. In very low light situations it may not be possible to discern exactly where the correct fucus point is. April 15, 2011
Great picture quality and versatility for the cost When I bought my first Nikon DSLR (a D5000) I bought this lens together with the 55-200mm VR lens because the price of 18-200mm VR lens was a little too steep for my pocket.I was not expecting this lens to perform as well as it has.I am not a professional photographer but I do have some knowledge of photography.I used it first during a trip to the seaside with my friends and used it to shoot all kinds of portraits as well as landscapes.I was really impressed by the quality of images it produced. I later bought and used more expensive lens as well but to date, I keep this lens on my DSLR because of its versatility.It is ideal for all the general purposes, from shooting a group photo to capturing a landscape. April 15, 2011
Great lens This is my basic do everything lens. although I think it has a slight tendancy to be slightly soft on focus. April 14, 2011
Great close up lens! This lens is great for getting close ups pf small animals, plants, and insects. This lens also works great for wide sweeping landscapes and creaes cyrstal clear images! April 14, 2011
Soft focus lens - lacks sharpness Soft focus lens - lacks sharpness. For best results do not use any filters at all. April 14, 2011
Sharp and clear This is the quality I expect in a Nikon Lens. Good Zoom range, smooth operation, excellent field of view. This is a good standard zoom and so far as I can tell, shows very little aberration or vignetting at either end of the range. Focus is clean and sharp in either Auto or manual and if camera shake is there, I can't see it. April 14, 2011
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Vr-VrII

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how can I find out if a lens has VR or VR II? seems not always been so good to write it in your spec.
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens is VR, not VRII. The only way to confirm definitely if a lens is VR or VRII is to check the product specifications. Gold lettering may indicate either VR or VRII.
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this means that all lenses with gold VR is a VR II. This means also that there are only 4 nikon lenses out of the 26 there have VR and 24 with VR II. if I understand right!
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Here is the 200mm with VRII notice the VR in gold

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2188/AF-S-NIKKOR-200mm-f%252F2G-ED-VR-II.html
Here is the 200mm with VR notice the VR in red
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product-Archive/Camera-Lenses/2150/AF-S-VR-NIKKOR-200mm-f%252F2G-IF-ED.html
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Any lens made by nikon have an id , name or something else .
ED , VR , IF , AF and ... so on .
If a lens have Vibration Reduction , you can see VR lable on the lens body and in its name like AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 f/3.5.5.6G VR or AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR II
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No visual way of telling unless it is a lens that originally had VR and was updated to VR II. In that instance the VR printed on the lens would be red and the one with VR II would be gold.
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Thanks for the replies, but I still have a question that is not answered! how can the lens see if it is a VR or VR II. Is there anything on the side of the lens which indicate this? or are all new lenses with VR II?
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Read this :
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/zoom/normalzoom/af-s_dx_18-55mmf_35-56g_vr/
Then this :
http://www.nikon.com/about/technology/rd/core/software/vr_e/index.htm
First article shows the lens having 3 stopsS of VR, second article shows VR I I gives 4 stops therefore the lens has VR.

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VR , up up 3 stops.
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Whats the difference between this two lense?

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I am thinking to buy a lens of range 50mm and I have chosen this lens and AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G but i'm confused which one should i go for,what's the main difference between these two lenses?
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Answer: 
  Keep in mind that 50mm is only the “standard” focal length for 35mm film cameras, or for digital cameras that use a sensor of the same size as a standard 35mm frame.  A few of Nikon's higher-end DSLRs use this format (Nikon calls it “FX format”), but most use the smaller APS format (or “DX format”, as Nikon calls it).

  The “standard” focal length for an APS-format camera is about 35mm.  As a rough rule, you can divide any lens focal length for a 35mm camera by about 1.55 to calculate what the comparable focal length would be for a lens to get the same field of view on an APS/DX camera; or multiply a lens focal length for an APS/DX camera by 1.55 to compute what the comparable lens would be for a 35mm/FX camera.

  Note, also, that many lenses are now being made specifically for APS/DX format cameras, being designed only to cover that frame size, and while these lenses will mount on a 35mm/FX camera, they will not cover the full frame.  The “DX” designation as part of the name of a Nikon lens identifies it as such a lens.

  Though I've been doing a lot of experimenting with the old lenses that I have for my forty-year-old F2, mounting them on my D3200, it is just now that I thought to try the opposite.  I just now mounted my AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR on my F2, and fiddled with it while looking through the viewfinder.  It appears that it actually does cover the full frame, as long as it is set to a focal length of about 24mm or longer.  As I zoom out to shorter focal lengths than that, it cuts off the sides of the frame.
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A straight 50mm is as close to what the human eye sees. I find that I am trying to get more into the picture that the straight 50mm will not let me. The 18-55mm will allow this and still give you the 50mm only if you want it. More versatile.
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this one is a general basic zoom that lets you take pictures from the ultrawide (18mm) to the moderate tele (55mm) end. however, its max aperture is varied (gets worse by longer focal length) so it's nowhere near as bright at 50mm (5.6) as the 50/1.8. the latter lens is a fixed focal length lens (a so-called prime) where the zoom is your legs, but due to its brightness and large aperture it's better suited for low-light scenarios and when you need a shallow depth of field - nice subject/background separation.
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Please visit the lens page in our website, so you will get acquainted with the different type of lenses that we offer.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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Manual focus with lens in auto mode?

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Is it harmful to turn the focus ring with the lens set to auto (not while focusing is actually taking place, but in standby while in auto)? Any symptoms if damage has been done? Sometimes is slow to focus, but may be normal...
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I have this lens, the kit lens I got with my Nikon D5000, and I have been wondering about this also, because J.D. Thomas ("Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide," p. 6), says: "Rotating the focus ring while the lens is set to autofocus can damage your lens." But David Busch ("Nikon D5000", p. 60) refers to the focus ring as used to "fine-tune autofocus adjustment," which would suggest that when you autofocus you can adjust further manually. That is something that is possible with another DSLR I have. The answer from the "Nikon staff" indicates that it is harmful. It seems peculiar that the D5000 manual does not mention this danger.
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To recap, the lens wasn't actually focusing at the time. The ring was moved gently with the switch set to "A", but it was in standby. Seems fine, just takes a second to focus (may be normal, don't know)...

To those at Nikon, what would be the symptoms if damage had been done?
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You shouldn't try to manual focus while the lense is autofocusing because the lense uses a silent motor that is controlled by the camera. It sounds like you may have damaged the lense.
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These lenses have a switch that you can use it in manual or in Autofocus. If the lens is in A you're going to force the mechanism and may damage the lens.
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does Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens compatible with Nikon D5100?

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yes it can.
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Yes it is.
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D5100.
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Photographing the Northern Lights--Infinity Focus or something comparable?

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My understanding is it is not possible to focus to infinity using this lens and there is no infinity marker. Is there another way to focus to infinity?

I bought the D5000 camera which came with the Nikon DX Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G lens. On two prior trips to see the northern lights I was able to focus on the moon; however this time the moon was not up and though I attempted to focus on a distant light on a highway (the only light source around), my photos of the northern lights were almost all out of focus.

I was using a tripod and manual settings, with the focus switch set to manual. ISO, aperture and shutter speeds varied, depending on the lights (as they did on the prior two trips); the only major difference this time was not being able to use the moon to focus prior to the lights appearing (I stayed at the same location each time, so conditions were the same).

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  I have figured out a way to get this lens to focus at infinity, and stay there.  This is with a D3200 body; the instructions may not apply fully—or even at all—to a different body.

  First with the camera set to autofocus, select a very distant object (far enough to be “infinity” as far as the lens is concerned), point the camera at it, and press the shutter button halfway, to get the camera to focus on that object.

  Make sure the camera is displaying the “Info” display.  If it isn't, press the “Information” button that is just behind the shutter release.

  Next, press the “Information Edit” button at the lower left of the back of the camera.  (Not to be confused with the “Information” button just behind the shutter release.)

  Use the four-way “Multi Selector” to scroll to the autofocus mode setting.  This will be the field that currently shows something starting with “AF-”.  Change this setting to “M” (manual).

  The lens' focus is now set and locked at infinity, and will remain so until either the camera is set back to an autofocus mode, or until the lens' focus mode switch is set to “M”.

  I was puzzled when I first discovered this “M” setting.  It didn't appear to do anything but disable autofocus, leaving the lens' focus stuck wherever it was last focused.  As it happens, that is exactly what we want to do in this case.  With the lens' focus mode switch set to “A”, the focus ring is locked, and will not be turned manually (not unless you apply enough force to damage the focus mechanism, but we do not want to do that).  With the camera's focus mode set to “M”, it won't try to autofocus.  So the lens will stay focused as it was set in the first step above, at infinity.

  As it happens, the “M” setting on the camera anticipates a feature that some other lenses might implement—but which this one does not—whereby selecting this mode from the camera will unlock the manual focus ring, even if the lens' own setting is left on autofocus.  With this lens, it just leaves the lens' focus set and locked to wherever it was last set—not what Nikon intended, but useful in this case.
 
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  It does seem to be an unfortunate thing about these modern cameras and lenses that are meant to work automatically, that while they provide some ability to operate them manually, manual operation does not work nearly as well with them as it would on a more primitive camera/lens that is intended to be operated manually.

  In particular, one thing I have noticed about this lens is that while you can manually focus it, it is imprecise and unmarked.  Any other lens, if I turn the focus all the way in the infinity direction until it stops, it is at infinity.  This lens, on the other hand, will actually focus past infinity; taking you to a hyperopic setting where nothing will be in focus.  To focus it manually at infinity requires the same guesswork as focusing it at any other shorter distance.

  Short of buying a suitable manual-focus lens, the best advice I can offer is to try to focus on something like the moon or a distant light, and try to use as small an aperture as you reasonably can, to give yourself some reasonable room to be imprecise with your focusing.
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Unfortunately, the 18-55 lens does not have an infinity marker, and we do not support any other method of manually focusing the 18-55 lens at infinity. It is always best to use the right tools for the job, especially in photography. It would be best to purchase a lens with an infinity marker.
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Is this lens compatible with a D50?

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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR is 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. For more information on which lenses to use with your D50 please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Fully compatible
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Yes it is
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Teleconverters interfere with the calibrated engineering of the lens as well as losing your auto-focus ability in most cases. I professionally would not recommend using teleconverters.
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No, tc's will not work on either lens.
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F-stop

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My f stop is stuck at 22 for some reason and I can't adjust it, any suggestions?
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You can only adjust the aperture in Aperture Priority or manual modes. It doesn't have an aperture ring like the D series because all changing in done inside of the camera modes. If you are saying that while you are in one of those modes that the aperture is not able to be adjusted and you suspect it is the lens, send it to Nikon so it can be checked.
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In order to better assist you, please click on the link below:
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Nikon D60 with Nikon DX AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 G

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When I zoom, the lens will not go passed 35. Help Please
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If the lens wont zoom past 35mm, it needs to be checked by Nikon Tech support. Dont attempt to check it yourself as your warranty will be voided.
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You will need to send your lens for service in order to be evaluated by one of our techs.
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why the photos are not focuses?

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hy, i bought a nikon D3100 with kit lens 18-55mm. now after a few month i saw that when i shoot picture in less then 1/300 shutter speed, all my picture are not focused. the camera capture the focus, i do the picture, but when i look the photo is not clear. i try also to do picture with the tripod and remote control( for not shaken the camera) but same result. all the picture made in less then 1/300 are not crystal. what i should do? thank you
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are you using the tele end? are you using the VR in the lens? but, most important, ARE YOU USING LIVE VIEW? tips: turn on VR. don't use live view for photos. and choose your focus point wisely, first focus then reframe.
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