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AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR 4.1 5 170 170
Excellent prodct Great in Value and quality. Sharp images, excellent colour reproduction, quick in focus and blurr-free photos. As a new user I am really happy with performance of lens as well as camera (D7100) July 16, 2014
Great Carry Around Lens Really the title says it all. I have used this lens with the D90 since I got it with the kit. I think this lens has better color reproduction and response then all the other kit lenses provided with the other cameras further down the Nikon Hierarchy. My D90 is the first SLR camera of any type I have owned and I love it. Since I got the original kit I have purchased several Nikon lenses (professional and consumer) but the original 18-105mm ended up the tool of choice most of the time. Its just that versatile. My only complaint, in very low light without the flash and a tripod, there are clearly much better performers within nikon's line up. March 7, 2013
Versatile of them all Great lens for over all use in daily basis. Its excellent enough for my family memory keeping. February 2, 2013
Great entry level zoom lens I have been using this lens with my D90. I am a big fan of it. Its a great lens which can take sharp images. I always use manual camera in 100% manual mode, but gave a try to auto focus also and it does its job good, with very minimum of noise. Zoom and focus rings are very convenient to use. Body feels to be very solid and nice to hold. On full zoom body extends to a reasonable length. Not a great lens to take portraits, need to have good distance between the subject and background. VR feature is great to have especially beyond 70-80 mm. November 27, 2012
Great everywhere lens. I got D90 that came with this lens. I later bought a Tamron 18-300mm lens. But this lens always produces much better images, even though it doesn't zoom as far. I finally packed and Tamron lens away and sold it. Go with Nikon! May 14, 2012
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would a teleconverter work w/ this lens? i am new to dslr.

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no, tele-converters only work on FX (full frame) bodies with FX lenses attached.
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Teleconverters do not work with this lens or any of the new generation Nikon lens. They work with the old Nikkor lenses but not with the new lenes with VR and auto focus etc. I would recommend purchasing a longer zoom focal length like a 200mm or 300mm VR AF.
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Unless your sample of the 18-105 is sharper than mine, I would not use a teleconverter with it. A teleconverter is kind of like an optical "digital zoom." It does not waste megapixals, but it does take the existing resolution and spreads it out. My lens does not have any resolution to spare.
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I would professionally stay away from Teleconverters with digital. The lenses are calibrated for optimum performance as per their design. When you add teleconverters, you interfere with engineering principles as well as lose your ability to auto-focus in most cases.
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actually (please nikon officials look away) a kenko TC will work with nikkor superzooms as well (but of course, only in the tele area). i don't say it's pretty but it works.
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Is the 18-105mm lens compatible with the D3100?

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yes all AF-S lenses are compatible.
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yes. That is what is great with the nikon camera from there old cameras to a new cameras the lens will fit.
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Yes, the AF-S 18-105mm lens is compatible with the D3100.
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Crop factor on the focal length of the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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I have recently bought a Nikon D7000 + AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR kit, but I have a couple of Nikkor lenses dating from the 1980's.
Here's what's bothering me. When I set this AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm on the 50mm mark of focal length (the info in the picture also shows 50mm) I get almost exactly the same picture as when using an old Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens.
I have attached two photos taken wtih these two lenses.
The latter shuld be producing an image taken with a 75mm lens, since it is a lens made for 35mm film cameras and the crop factor should be applied.

My question is : is the focal length scale in terms of the 35mm cameras or the DX-sized sensors?
I.E. when it says 18mm on the focal length scale is this 18mm on a full-frame sensor (27mm on the DX) or 18mm on the DX (that shold be 12mm on the FX).
If this is a DX lens, why would it have FX focal length index?
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DX and FX lenses have the same crop factor - 1.5x - when used on a DX format camera. However, while DX lenses have a 1.5x crop factor on both DX and FX cameras, FX lenses only have the crop on DX cameras.

Your FX 50mm lens will have an angle of view equivalent to a 75mm lens when used on a DX camera and an angle of view of 50mm on an FX format camera. Your DX 18-105mm at 50mm focal length will have an angle of view equivalent to 75mm on both DX and FX format cameras.

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Okay, I will try again. The focal length scale at 18mm is based on FX, (27mm DX) the reason is you are still at 18mm focal length but because of the crop factor the effective field of view is 27mm.
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Also, read this :
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/g588ouey/The-DX-and-FX-Formats.html

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Same crop factor FX or DX lens.
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Is this lens compatible with the D40x?

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yes all AF and AF-S lenses are compatible.
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Absolutely
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yes. it'll autofocus because it's an AF-S, meaning the focusing motor is inside the lens. it'll also enable exposure metering and distance calculation.
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Is this lens compatible with the D50?

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yes, all AF and AF-S lenses are.
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D50.
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1 Is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR compatible with the D 5100 ?

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yes, all AF-S lenses work well with the D5100
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Yes it is and I am sure you would love it I use it with my D5000 and my D7000.
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18-105 lens & focus ring

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I just purchased a D90 with the Nikkor 18-105 kit lens, my question is about the focus ring. I thought that there would be a range to use and a stop point to let you know you have reached the closest or farest in that range. Mine kind of free turns, you can feel this very slight resistance like one should be there but goes past that pretty easy. Once it goes beyond that point it doesn't change the focus ability at all. Is it broke or is that the way everyone elses work??
Edit your post: To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?) I just purchased a D90 with the Nikkor 18-105 kit lens, my question is about the focus ring. I thought that there would be a range to use and a stop point to let you know you have reached the closest or farest in that range. Mine kind of free turns, you can feel this very slight resistance like one should be there but goes past that pretty easy. Once it goes beyond that point it doesn't change the focus ability at all. Is it broke or is that the way they all work?
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That's how it works. Even though it doesn't say it on the side, that focusing ring is actually an M/A (autofocus with manual override), meaning you can have it set to AF, but turn the focusing ring without damaging the gears on the inside of the barrel.
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the fine focus ring does tighten slightly at max and min point but over rides those points when a small pressure is applied, so no its not broke.
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How do I set the infinity focus on the 18-105mm lens?

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set to manual (M).
set focal depth (18mm etc).
Turn fine focus ring to the right until infinity focus is viewed.
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Using manual focus is going to be your best option.
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Is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR compatible with the D3000?

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Is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR compatible with the D3000?
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yes. The AF-S lens is certainly needed with this model.
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Yes, it is
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yes all dx lenses will work.
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