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An ultra-compact, all-around lens that draws peak performance from DX-format HD-SLRs.

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Life is full of interesting views, and you need a lens that can catch them all. Whether you're shooting wide group photos or portraits, close-ups or landscapes, photos or HD videos, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II delivers the sharpest, most color-rich results imaginable. Optimized for Nikon's new high-resolution DX-format image sensors, it borrows the ultra-compact retractable lens barrel design from the Nikon 1 system. Nikon's remarkable Vibration Reduction technology provides 4.0 stops* of blur-free handheld shooting—enjoy crisp, clear images even if your hands are a bit unsteady and shoot at slower shutter speeds in low-light situations. No matter where you're headed, grab the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II and rest assured: you'll be able to land fantastic shots.
Super Integrated Coating
Silent Wave Motor
Vibration Reduction
Photo of a woman holding a baby, inset with a photo of two girls in sports attire shot with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II

Great for nearly any situation

Versatile 18–55mm focal length range

There's a reason Nikon includes an 18-55mm lens with so many D-SLR kits—it's simply a fantastic all-around lens. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II is the most compact, advanced version of the 18-55mm lens yet. A new retractable barrel design inspired by the Nikon 1 system makes it approx. 25% smaller and lighter than its predecessors, and the latest Vibration Reduction technology provides 4.0* stops of blur-free handheld shooting. Whether you're shooting wide group shots or tight close-ups, photos or HD videos, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II delivers.
Close-up photo of jewelry shot using the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens

Unleash the power of your HD-SLR

Optimized for DX-format cameras

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II is optimized to draw maximum performance from Nikon's new generation of high-resolution DX-format HD-SLRs. Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) ensures outstanding color richness and contrast by reducing reflections and glare. A seven-blade rounded diaphragm renders backgrounds and out-of-focus elements in your shots with a natural, softly blurred appearance. Your photos and HD videos will reveal the astounding sharpness and detail your HD-SLR is capable of achieving.
Photo of a bride and groom shot using the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens

Sharper photos and HD videos

The Nikon Vibration Reduction advantage

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II features Nikon's latest Vibration Reduction image stabilization technology, which provides 4.0* stops of blur-free handheld shooting. That means your photos and videos will be tack-sharp, even if your hands are a bit unsteady. Additionally, it means you'll be able to shoot at slower shutter speeds without affecting image sharpness—a huge advantage in low light situations where slower shutter speeds mean brighter photos.

*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when DX-format compatible lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.

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.
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.
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.
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II 4 5 2 2
Some Improvements; Good Glass I own a D5200 and only one lens (50mm 1.8) and I purchased this lens to have something at the wider end. I help a friend do videos for music, and the 50mm is sometimes too long, so I wanted something wider to be used for this, and also for landscapes and group pictures as well. It is a good piece of glass, and pictures come out sharp and the colors look vibrant as well. It's not a very fast lens, but the VR works well and it's compact design (in terms of size and weight) was pleasantly surprising. The biggest problem I have with it is the distortion I experience, especially at the wider end. I can fix my photos through Lightroom and they are able to correct the distortion pretty well. Do not get your hopes up too much because it is one of Nikon's cheapest lenses, but it is a step up from the previous 18-55, and image quality has been improved on the higher megapixel DX bodies, but my main advice is: pay attention to the distortion at wider angles, and be careful of the plastic mount! July 24, 2014
Beginning to wonder Have had this lens about four years. Less than a year ago I had it repaired due to a rough spot when turning and focusing. It now appears there may be a similar problem as the shutter won't release most of the time with this lens attached. Waiting for an answer from tech support. June 9, 2014
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what is the function of the small button on the zoom ring??

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With the button pressed the ring can be turned to "L" where the lens is fully retracted to its minimal length.
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I am pretty sure it's a lock button, look at the letter "L" above the white dot.
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is this compatible with the D700

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I own the D700 and I am looking for a wide angle zoom from Nikon that will provide full frame compatibility.
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm will work with the D700 however this lens does have the DX cropping. Please the article below on DX vs. FX.:http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...
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D3200 workable

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Will this lens work with the Nikon D3200?
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The AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II will work perfectly with the D3200.
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Mounting Flange

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Is the mounting flange on this lens plastic or metal?

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The mounting on the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR II lens is plastic.
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A-M restrictions on manual overide.

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In auto-focus mode (A) can manual over-ride be used in all three auto-focus modes; AF-A, AF-S and AF-C, on my D7100? Some other lens manuals with (A-M) operation state manual override can only be used in single servo mode. AF-S
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This AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Lens does not have an A/M override option. When the lens it set to "A" it is not possible to manually focus the lens.
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where is the focus ring? can you please post a picture?

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The focus ring will be located once the lens is fully extended. At the present time we do not have an official image showing.
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Fit to use with filter?

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Can this lens be used in combination with a filter (e.g. polarizer) and, if so, what size does the filter (diameter) need to be?

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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens is comptaible with filter listed in its accessories tab on the product page. Those would be, 52mm Circular Polarizer II, 52mm Screw-on NC Filter, 52mm Screw-on Soft Focus Filter.
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Is it compatible to the Nikon D3100?

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AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II is compatible with the D3100.
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whats the difference between this lens and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR ?

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is there a significant difference between these two lens or are they the same besides that this one is lighter and a bit smaller?
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New version has VRII and is collapsible also has Super Integrated Coated lens elements instead of one aspherical element
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What does retructible lens means? Does it still extents when turn on or when zooming?

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The barrel of the lens retracts and locks into a more compact size/position when its not in use. When in use the lens is unlocked from its retracted position. When you rotate the zoom ring the lens barrel moves in and out as you zoom in and out.
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