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A versatile, affordable wide-angle to standard view FX-format zoom lens.

Now you can cover the highly useful zoom range of 18mm to 35mm (27–52.5mm on DX-format cameras) with a great performing full-frame NIKKOR lens that doesn't carry a professional's price tag. Shoot beautiful wide-angle architectural shots, landscapes, group portraits and more; then zoom in for a natural field of view that is slightly wider than what we see with our eyes. You can even get as close as 0.92-feet from your subject! And since the AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is powered by Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing, it's an ideal choice for video applications.
Silent Wave Motor
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AS
Super Integrated Coating
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
IF Lens

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Wide-angle to standard zoom versatility

The AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is an excellent travel and all-purpose lens. Its 18mm wide-angle perspective brings more of what you see into the frame, ideal for shooting indoors or in close quarters, capturing architecture and landscapes as well as group portraits. But zoom all the way in, and you get a natural 35mm perspective that mimics the field of view of our eyes, ideal for just about any photo or video application.

Excellent for video

Ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing

The AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is powered by Nikon's innovative Silent Wave Motor (SWM). This extraordinary focusing motor uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to spin the lens barrel, resulting in nearly silent and ultra-fast autofocusing. If you want to override the AF system, simply take control of the focusing ring—M/A mode enables a seamless transition between auto and manual focusing.

A lifetime of great performance

Nikon lens technologies for consistently stunning images

Nikon's innovations in optical design and lens technology have paved the way for more affordable high-performance lenses like the AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED. Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements produce superior sharpness and color correction, and three Aspherical Lens (AS) elements virtually eliminate certain types of aberration. A rounded 7-blade diaphragm produces softer, more natural backgrounds, and Internal Focusing (IF) keeps the lens compact and lightweight.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
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.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
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.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
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Wide enough and very, very sharp ! The experts say it has vignetting and distortion, but I haven't seen any of those in normal shooting.But I can see the clarity and sharpness in every shot, even if I shoot wide open. It's light and small and nothing is moving while zooming or focusing (the front glass element is moving in and out just a fraction while zooming, but it all happens behind the filter, so no problem there) The zoom is so nicely dampened that it makes you play with it for the sheer fun. It's the most inexpensive new wide zoom from Nikon but they made it awesome (for the price) I'm happy :) May 17, 2013
Light lens with incredible sharpness love this lens, just got it and cant imagine how light it seems... pictures are real sharp with great colors and replication of what you see. I was excited to do landscapes using this lens and no noticeable softness at the edges was found at the edges. April 24, 2013
WELL DONE, NIKON The shape and handeling of this lens reminds me of one of my all time favorite Nikon lenses, the 17-35 f2.8. The fact that it is lighter and cheaper is a good thing for me and the kind of shooting that I do at this focal range. The best news is that it has better edge-to-edge sharpness than that lens. IQ wise it falls between the great 16-35 VR and the venerable 14-24 lenses, but of course once again in a more compact and lighter package. It certainly cannot compete with those lenses for lower light shooting and their pro-grade build quality, but on my D600, that has such an amazing useable, ISO range, this lens works quite well for me. The build quality is definitely in the pro-sumer range, but given the light weight, it has a very nice "feel" as the zoom ring is perfectly damped. If the choice was available, I would give this unit a 41/2 star rating. I am very pleased with this product and it's price/quality ratio. Well done again, Nikon. March 22, 2013
Great inexpensive wide angle I originally purchased this lens for real estate photography and have ended up using it for much more than that. It is a great wide angle lens however I do regret not investing in the 17-35 f2.8. So far it is held up to all that it has been faced with. Only complaint is that the lens is so light that it feels cheap. In this case cheap does not mean low quality in any way. August 5, 2013
Love it Have only had it for a week but the sharpness is fabulous for the price. My prime purpose for purchasing this lens was to photograph ships in the Welland Canal. I needed the wide angle to capture the entire ship.So far I am more than happy with this lens. March 10, 2013
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My other Nikkor lenses do not have this problem.
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Firmware update did the trick. Thanks. Is there a way to be notified of lens data firmware updates?
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Did you do the latest distortion control update :
http://www.nikonimglib.com/dcdata/index.html
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Yes it will work fine with your D60 and your eventual full frame body.
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Yes it will.
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Does the new 18-35 AFS G lens have a metal or plastic mount?

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Metal.
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Lens profile for Photoshop needed

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Get Adobe Lens Profile Creator software, you have to create the profile yourself with the lens you are using.
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I would like to use such a lens for panoramic photography. Where is it´s nodal point?

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The nodal point is not something that people tell you. You have to setup the lens with the camera and use the right equipment to find the nodal point.
Search this youtube video call "Panoramic photography - how to find the Nodal Point (no parallax point) of your lens.
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