Rated 4 out of 5 by 134
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quazar46 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoorPhotos 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by NG-PhGrphr Soft focus lens - lacks sharpness
Soft focus lens - lacks sharpness. For best results do not use any filters at all.
April 14, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by allpafla 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shyama AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
This lens is better than what you can expect from a cheap kit lens. Decently sharp and have a useful standard focal range. The only thing that bothers me is the rotating front element which makes use of polarizers and Grad ND almost impossible.
April 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julia beautiful vivid colors
I like this lens for both outdoors and indoors photos. The contrast is great and the colors are bright (no photoshop required to edit the saturation or contrast whatsoever). It does zoom in a little bit, but do not expect blurred backgrounds. If you want a lens that would render blurred backgrounds like professional photos in the magazines, get a 55-200mm AF-S VR lens for $199. This lens is great for standard photos of family, landscapes, kids, nature and anything you can think of!
April 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alef Don't let Nikon know...they are giving this away!
This lens, I've found to be the most superb and sharp lens ever. Great contrast, great sharpness, and great value. This lens in my opinion, performs better than lenses 3 times the price. Grab one and don't look back!
April 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by BarryinSC Loved it, lost it (laid it down changing lenses)
Good all purpose lenses. It makes high quality photos throughout its focal length. I bought another just like it...(well it was made in Thailand instead of China).
March 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Schwa6970 Nice starter lens
I got this lens with my new D3100. I am no pro photographer but the images I am getting with the D3100 and this lens are a thousand times better than I ever got with different branded point and shoot.I have included a couple shots I have taken with it. I primarily bought a DSLR to supplement the journal that I am keeping on my Saltwater Reef Tank. My next purchase for my photography hobby will be the best darn Macro lens I can possibly afford hopefully the 105mm Nikor.
March 28, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by AlexNikon The more I use it, the more I am disappointed
If this lens does not come with your camera, I would NOT go out and buy it. It is a good lens for general photography, daytime specifically. It focuses well and gives very nice background bokeh. I have to say, I wish it was f/3 or f/2.8... Even if it means adding $100 or so to the cost of your camera, but it just does not do well indoors, late afternoon, or at night. Saying all that, the lens has given me a lot of great shots. It is pretty wide and if you want to get closer to your subject, YOU pretty much have to because 55mm won't. I've gotten some good macro shots with this, it's not an extremely close up macro but if you zoom to 55mm and use manual, you can milk it. This camera works for 45/50% of the situations I'm in, being landscape, daytime portrait, flowers, and semi-macro. Any other situation, the lens isn't too fast. If you don't have a D3000, D5000, D3100, or other cameras that come with the lens then I wouldn't buy it. It's not bad, just not the best!
March 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by mgs Excellent lens quality
The first time I touched my new D3100, I took amazing quality pictures with this lens and was impressed with the detail and clarity of the pictures.
February 12, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kate Awesome Lens, but Awful Macro
I know this lens isn't for Macro, but I did expect it to be a little better when comes to Close-Up Photography! Other than that, I absolutely love it! Really great quality and an amazing price!
January 24, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Capt. Matt Sharp, Fast, Cheap
Based on my experience with the lens, it is sharp, focus is fast with a D7000 and D1X, its light and doesn't cost much. Great for general use, family photos, traveling light. No it won't handle professional use or rough handling, but it holds up reasonably well with normal use as a hobby lens. If you need something rugged then this is not the lens for you. Looking at photos taken with it hard to believe it is so inexpensive. Just don't pick up the camera by the lens!
January 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by linsteg209 Great First Lens!
This lens came with my Nikon D3000 camera that I got for my birthday in July and I still love it. It takes great pictures and can sometimes shoot close up if you set the right setting. It's images are sharp and I really enjoy using it for landscape/portrate pictures.
January 16, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mason okay... but some problems with autofocus
this lens is pretty good but there are some problems. I got this w/ my D5000. after i put on a couple filters it got bad. when i was taking one off on autofocus, the body moved and it is been slightly out of focus since.
be very careful with this lens!
otherwise good. can be used for a lot of situations.
October 17, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by D200 really bad sharpness and poorly built
bought this lens second hand (but not used in a box) and I'm sorry I bought it
its extremely unsharp , and the auto-focus is slow
its poorly built and it just does not have the solid feel of a good lens
so all in all its pretty poor and other than getting one in a kit i would not recommend buying one
October 7, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by NikonUser 153 Excellent lens.
Lens is clear and sharp at all focal lengths. Great budget lens for general use, but zoom range is limited.
October 6, 2010
Rated 2 out of 5 by Forensic pro Inconsistent sharpness
I teach forensic photography, and this lens is included with the entry level camera kits (D3000 and D5000) that most law enforcement agencies are purchasing. To date roughly 30 percent of the lenses I have worked with (4 out of 15) have been soft, which is an alarming percentage. Shooting f22 for specific view photography and then zooming in on the image to examine fine detail has revealed the problem. Not the quality I have grown to expect from Nikon.
October 1, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slovak Great product, great price!
This lens came bundled with my D3000, and it is a great performing lens in most conditions.
September 21, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Flintstone Great lens but....
This is a great lens for the money but it is fragile due to the plastic lens mounts! I have two of these now because one was dropped: $105 repair. Almost wished I had saved up and bought some high end glass but those can break too. The VR works great especially during wedding shots with no flash. This is definitely a good buy but BE CAREFUL! These are fragile.
I recommend this lens with reservations...
August 25, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marvs This product is nice especially for beginners.
Came with my d3000 kit and i can say that it really does the job. Good for starters!
August 21, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by SnapSnapNikonDad Product excells at the Fundamentals
We recently moved up from a point-and-shoot camera to a DSLR when our third child was born. I had grown up with my father and his SLR in the age of film so I knew a bit about photography (but not a lot). Specifically we have found the lense to cover 90% of the picture situations we want to capture. The auto focus is fast and reliable - but save yourself some headache and read the manual on when this works and when it does not (save yourself some lost pics too). The vibration reduction allows me to get shots when I do not have my tripod or a steady surface to shoot from - it works well in all but the lowest light I use it in.
Bottom line - we love the lense and believe it is one of the best at covering the widest ranges of needs in one lense. We would suggest it as a first lense to anyone in our same situation.
August 11, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by viewone edge to edge sharpness, love the focal length.
my second lense bought with the
D3000 camera. Am having much fun learning the scope of digital photography, a 1st. timer. sorry I waited so long. see my review of the AF-
S NIKKOR 55-200 5.6G ED VR lense. Looking forward to more travel, and landscapes with this lense.
August 9, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by TLW Photography A lens that is only useful for a stand.
This lens is so poor I would use it for target practice. Yes it does come in handy at times but due to its poor focusing, and poor ability to capture light the way I desire it, I would never ever recomend this lens. It is good for an amatuer but once you devote yourself to photography, it is useless.
August 8, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Munroelover Good for travel !!
Sharp. Good with proper light. Reasonable price. Easy to travel with. Fully charged battery in camera will make quick focusing.
August 8, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark4Jesus Great for newcomers!
This is our fist SLR camera/lens, bought as combo with D3000 camera. The lens is easy to use and understand how to operate. Whether auto or manual, it is great for a beginner.
August 5, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by NIKKOR 18-55mm lens Love this Lens- Great Support!
We absolutely love this lens. We can take high quality pictures very quickly. We a minor issue with auto focus going out but Nikon promptly fixed the issue and sent it back no questions asked!
August 4, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by steve very good experience
took my nikon d5000 with this lens on a trip to europe. 14 days of taking pictures constantly and it performed flawlessly. the pictures were outstanding. i have won two awards with the pictures that i took on that trip. my friends talk me into entering them in a photo contest and they won. what a feeling!!!! nikon cameras and lenses were great on a once in a lifetime trip. i highly recommend them.
August 4, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by gary good all around lens
I am an old Nikon F-3 user and this is quite a change for me. I did have a Canon Rebel 6.3 digital but wasn't happy with it. The D-90 is far better and this lens (Costco kit also came with a 85-300 zoom) is my primary lens. It is plastic and doesn't have the "feel" of my other Nikon lenses (yes, I still have my F-3 and a bunch of manual lenses). It so far has not given me any problems I have taken less than 500 photos so that may be down the road. So far I like the lens and will write an update if need be. The camera is so awesome that I will be buying more lenses anyway so I may never have a problem with this lens as others have.
August 4, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stoney Excellent resolution. Excellent value for the mone
This lens is a winner. Resolution is excellent and the zoom range is useful.
August 3, 2010