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If you're looking for an outstanding grab-and-go lens—the kind you'll keep on your camera for nearly every situation—check out the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Optimized to draw full potential from Nikon’s high-resolution DX-format image sensors, it delivers beautiful ultra-sharp photos and videos with softly blurred backgrounds. Its versatile 7.8x zoom range (18mm to 140mm) lets you shoot everything from wide-angle family portraits to telephoto close-ups on the sports field. 4 stops of VR image stabliization means sharper handheld photos and video, especially when shooting in low light or at maximum focal length. You can even get as close as 1.48-feet from your subject for macro-style close-ups!
ED (Extra low Dispersion) and Super ED Glass
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
IF Lens
A-M
Super Integrated Coating
AS

Clarity within reach

7.8x wide-angle to telephoto zoom

Developed with high pixel count D-SLRs in mind, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR delivers vibrant, detail-rich photos and videos across its entire zoom range. Zoom out for an 18mm wide-angle view that’s great for group shots, landscapes or any time you need to fit more into the frame. Zoom in for 140mm of telephoto reach—enough zoom to capture close-ups of your favorite player from the sidelines. In between, you have standard views similar to what you see with your eyes and medium telephoto views ideal for portraits. Whatever shot comes your way, you’ll be ready to catch it.

Sharper handheld shooting

The VR image stabilization advantage

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR versatility is strengthened by 4 stops of VR image stabilization. Capture sharp, shake-free handheld photos and videos in low-light situations, when you want to use slower shutter speeds, and at telephoto distances, when even the smallest amount of camera shake can ruin a shot.

Exquisite performance

Advanced Nikon technology and superb NIKKOR optics

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is an advanced lens designed to get the most from high-resolution Nikon D-SLRs. In addition to VR image stabilization, it uses ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass, which virtually eliminates reflections and lens flare for better contrast and Aspherical (AS) lens elements for minimizing aberration and improving image integrity and color. Nikon’s remarkable Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing, a major advantage when recording video. And, of course, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has NIKKOR’s renowned quality of construction and outstanding optics.
*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.
ED (Extra low Dispersion) and Super ED Glass
ED (Extra low Dispersion) and Super ED Glass
ED Glass is an optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations. Super ED glass exhibits an even lower refractive index and lower light dispersion than ED glass, while excelling at eliminating secondary spectrum and correcting chromatic aberration.
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 (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.
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.
A-M
A-M
A-M stands for Auto-Manual Mode. Thanks to a mechanism incorporated in the lens barrel, smooth focusing operation in Manual focus mode is realized in the same way as users have become accustomed to with conventional manual-focus lenses by adding an appropriate torque to the focus ring.
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.
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.
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR 4.8 5 15 15
Amazing starter lens This is a great first dslr lens. It has wide enough of an angle to expose you to ultra wide rectilinear photography and it will zoom in to give you a taste of telephoto and action shots of sports. This will give you enough exposure to these types of shooting to help you decide if you need anything more on either end. Personally, the wider side inspired me to take pictures of HUGE landscapes and encourages that type. It is a lens that can do nearly anything. You want that family photo but you have 40 people in the shot? This will work wonderfully. Would like to take pictures of your dog catching a ball mid air? Just zoom in and use the high end. Technically, this is a wonderful lens. It feels sturdy and is quick to focus (I'm sure professionals say it will be slow but why spend $2,000 when you can get the same picture for less). Full zoomed out, the image will show very faint signs of tunnel shots where the corners turn black, but this is only when I have filters on the lens. The limitations of this lens come into play when you have low light settings. You are almost required to use a flash when it is evening and you are at a restaurant (low environmental light and dimly lit settings). If you bump up your ISO too much the quality of picture diminishes. Granted, in such a low light setting you could have a sub f/2 lens and still be required to use higher ISOs. Limited in the bokeh field at wider angles, still does a good job when at 85mm and up of this style. Ultimately, if this lens comes with a kit OR if you are just looking to purchase something for someone fresh to digital slrs, this will be a great initiation to the field. However, this lens cannot do everything, so expect to want more. Photography rocks, but is not exactly a cheap hobby. July 28, 2015
Excellent upgrade from kit lenses I shoot mostly with fixed focal lengths, but wanted a zoom for those times when I needed the versatility. I chose this lens to go with my D7100 and have found it exceeds all of my expectations. The image quality is very good for a zoom with this much range. In fact, it's good for any zoom lens that costs less than $1000. The only problem I've encountered has been some distortion, but that's easily fixed in post-processing. I highly recommend this lens for it's quality and value. April 5, 2015
Wonderful Lens I got this lens with my D5300 camera. 40+ years ago I was into 35mm photography, but I reverted to point-and-shoot cameras over the years. Now that I am retired, I wanted to get back to good photography. This camera and this lens particularly, are marvelous. My initial photos immediately looked professional and I credit this lens. I did have to buy the hood separately which was an annoyance. I also spent a good amount of $ to buy a B&W XS-PRO NANO Clear filter to protect the lens with zero distortion, but that is a good investment in my opinion. Overall, I couldn't be happier with the lens. December 30, 2014
What a great all in one lense This is a fabulous lens for every day shooting! I would recommend it to anyone who needs a great all purpose lens for both close and far pictures! August 3, 2014
Great travel lens I love this lens for traveling. It has a wide angle as well as a zoom feature. I have been happy with the results June 5, 2014
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Lens Mounting?

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I would like to know if this lens has a metal or plactic mount. I prefer a metal mount.
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why did nikon not have made an all metal lens mount for the 18-135, 18-105,18-55 lens line up.. there happens to be a company that is now making an all metal mount replacement for these three lenses I believe it made of aluminium, and painted in black , why the heck, Nikon company did not do the same to avoid the plastic mount breakage problems that so many photographers encountered in the past including myself
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens mount is metal.
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I know that the 18-300 and 18-200 will cast shadow with built-in flash of D3200.

Now, I am exploring the 18-140 to see if I can get away without having to invest in an extra speed light.
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remove the lens hood may help with your shadows...or try a different hood..
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Yes lens will work just fine with the D3200. As for shadow it all depends on the situation, generally if shooting close then the flash may cause a shadow, again, depends on what you are taking pictures of and how close they are.
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What all comes with this lens? I know caps do, but what about a hood?

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Hood is not supplied.
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR only comes with the lens caps. There is no lens hood included. However the HB-32 Bayonet Lens Hood is available for purchase.
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When using on a tripod (mounted to D5300 body), do I turn VR on or off?

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It is recommended to turn it off, if you use a decent tripod it should be sturdy enough not to need VR
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VR should be off all the time unless you really need it.
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Is the bayonet mount on this lens plastic or metal?
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metal
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens has a metal mount.
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Is this lens compatible with the d750?

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Better choice, more money but correct for full frame camera.
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AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR will operate with the D750 however the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a DX lens and the D750 has an FX sensor. For more information on the DX and FX comparison please see: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...

Please see the Interactive Lens Simulator to compare lenses that are DX and FX on your D750 body: http://static.nikonusa.com/Lens-Sim...
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Between this lense and 18-200 mm VR II regardless of the focal length range?

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Does "VR II" really matter? I know the focal length differs, but regardless of that, just compare the quality.
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Nikon can be very confusing with the VR and VR11. The 18-140 has the latest VR even though it is not labeled VR11. As far as IQ I would give the edge to the 18-140.

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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR delivers vibrant, detail-rich photos and videos across its entire zoom range. Zoom out for an 18mm wide-angle view that’s great for group shots, landscapes or any time you need to fit more into the frame. Zoom in for 140mm of telephoto reach—enough zoom to capture close-ups of your favorite player from the sidelines. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR versatility is strengthened by 4 stops of VR image stabilization. Capture sharp, shake-free handheld photos and videos in low-light situations, when you want to use slower shutter speeds, and at telephoto distances, when even the smallest amount of camera shake can ruin a shot. In addition to VR image stabilization, it uses ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass, which virtually eliminates reflections and lens flare for better contrast and Aspherical (AS) lens elements for minimizing aberration and improving image integrity and color. Nikon’s remarkable Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing, a major advantage when recording video. And, of course, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has NIKKOR’s renowned quality of construction and outstanding optics.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II is an ideal one-lens solution for DX-format D-SLRs. Its powerful 11x zoom means you can capture just about any shot you encounter or imagine. From breathtaking wide-angle cityscapes and landscapes to action-stopping close-ups, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II is adept in a huge range of shooting situations. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.5 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements maximizes optical performance while minimizing chromatic aberration. Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare, and its exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate and ultra-quiet focusing.

Nikon's VR (Vibration Reduction) technology is an exciting feature which allows sharp photographs to be taken when the camera cannot be held perfectly still. For more in-depth information please see: http://www.nikon.com/about/technolo...
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Is it compatable for Nikon D80?

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Yes it is.
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AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR will operate with the D80. Please see the following link for more information on selecting a lens for the D80: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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looks like a useful range for general photography, but when are we going to see, if ever, real wide and ultra wide DX primes?

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The widest angle DX lens in the current NIKKOR line up is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens. The widest angle DX prime is the AF DX Fishey-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED fisheye lens.

Unfortunately Nikon cannot speculate about future products or enhancements until official information is announced on our web site: www.nikonusa.com.
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is this compatible with the d70?

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Yes, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is fully compatible with D70.
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