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Outstanding sharpness in a 5.8x telephoto zoom

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A great choice when you want a little more telephoto reach, the powerful AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR offers an approximate 5.8x zoom, making it possible to shoot most subjects with just one lens. Vibration Reduction (VR II) helps you achieve steadier shots during low-light, handheld and telephoto shooting, and advanced Nikon technologies ensure stunning images and videos every time.
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
AS
IF Lens
Photo of a strawberry splashing into water, shot using the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens

One lens for every subject

5.8x wide-angle to telephoto zoom

The compact, versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is ideal for a broad range of shooting situations, from interiors and landscapes to beautiful portraits and intense action photography and videography. An ideal everyday zoom, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is optimized for use with Nikon’s DX-format D-SLRs. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.5 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.
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Nikon technology for high-performance

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR features some of Nikon’s most advanced lens technologies to ensure the highest quality of images and videos. Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances contrast and color quality while reducing flare and ghosting. An Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration for superior optical performance. Aspherical lens elements reduce distortion, even at the widest aperture settings. And Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor enables fast, ultra-quiet and precise focusing.
*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.
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.
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.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
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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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is 18-135mm better or 18-105mm better????

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Use the compare too and the MTF curve on both lens webpages to compare them.
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What is the warranty on a new lense?

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I want to compare the warranty on a new lense vs. A refurbished one. Thank you!
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New Nikkor lenses come with a standard one year warranty and Nikon Inc. lenses sold by authorized Nikon Inc. dealers will have a Nikon Inc. Five Year Extension*. Details on the warranty can be found here: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

Nikon factory refurbished products come with a 90 day warranty.
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You can use the FT1 Mount Adaptor so that F mount lenses can be used on the 1J1
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I am very interest in this lens for my D5100. But the reviews are keeping me from wanting to make the leap.
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I have had mine since 2008 and I am yet to have an issue apart from general check and clean which i send it in for last year along with the camera. Without impact your lens Mount will not just break off and yes if you drop your lens and it breaks the warranty does not cover that. The same applies to the camera and its like that all manufacturers.
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How to get the lense inside clean ?

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Folks:

I got some water leaked into the lens but luckily it still works well and the pictures look fine. However, the lens shows some stains and I like to get rid of these stains if it does not cost an arm and a leg. Please advise.

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Please contact Nikon support from the link below for assistance.
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does the 18-105mm lens only come with a plastic mount or is it available with a metal mount?

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Plastic only, you'll have to get the 18-140 or 18-200 for a metal mount.
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Hi! Is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR weather sealed?

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No it is not and the mount is plastic. Good rule of thumb for weather sealing is if the lens has a gold ring around the lens barrel it is weather sealed. (Nikon's premium lenses)
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Is this lens compatible with a d600?

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Yes, but you will be shooting in DX crop mode and it defeats the purpose of shooting with a full frame sensor. Also, the megapixels will be reduced to 10.5 MP
the equivalent lens in FX would be the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
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Will this work with my D3000?

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Fully compatible
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I have never turned off VR, it will automatically return to the parked position a second or two after you release the
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Is Nikon AF-S 18-105 F3.5-5.6G ED VR DX compatible with D3300?

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Yes, it is fully compatible.
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Refurbished lenses have a 90 day warranty.
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Where or How can I to buy this AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (Refurbished)?

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It appears Nikon is out of stock on the refurbished ones. Did find one available at Cameta Camera (online). They are an authorized Nikon dealer.
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is this lens competible with nikon D5200 ??

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I have only Nikon D5200 body and now i want to purchase lens . please guide me which lens is compatible with my dslr .
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It is fully compatible with the D5200. When looking at lenses you need them to have the AF-S or older AF-I designation, these are lenses that have built in focus motors. Your D5200 does not have a focus drive so you need the lenses to have focus motors.
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Is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR compatible with the D3200 camera?

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Yes, the AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is fully compatible with the D3200.
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Functionality on D7200

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Is this lens fully functional on the new D7200?
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR will operate with the D7200. Please check the lens compatibility page in the D7200's User's Manual to see if there maybe any limited functions with this lens. Lens compatibility is listed on page 304 of the D7200's User's Manual: http://download3.nikonimglib.com/ar...
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