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A compact all-in-one lens that's ready for anything.

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 12 12
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 4, 2014
Nikon 18-140 is a great lens!! Really like the focal length so far it lives up to the hype. May 11, 2014
Great Lense I am the picture of a real amateur photographer, but when I purchased my D7100 I wanted to be able to use my AF lenses I had purchased with my AF 8008 camera. I have 35-135mm that I had been using with the D7100 for a short time and I thought I was getting good pictures. Then I decided to get the new AF-S DX 18-140 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I find as I get older (I am 63 now) that I can not hold the camera as steady as I use too. The VR unit helps incredibly well. All I have ever used is Nikon, my grandfather got me started and all he ever used was Nikon. Wish he were here to try this beauty out. March 30, 2014
Tons of Features in One Lens This lens is slightly bigger than most standard kit lenses, but it is very well loaded. The 18mm focal length surprises me because of how wide angle the shot can be which is a huge plus. The vibration reduction (VR) works very well and has improved my photos when I need to zoom in without a tripod. I have taken the same photo with VR on and VR off, and it makes a huge difference. I bought this lens with the Nikon D5300 and I am pleased with the capabilities of this lens. The best part is that it is 50% off when you buy it with the D5300. The bokeh looks great and the focusing motor is pretty close to silent. It is much quieter than other standard motor Nikon lenses that I own. I would highly recommend purchasing this lens to anyone, even if you are buying it without the initial purchase of a camera. Great build, Nikon! February 13, 2014
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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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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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Will this lens attach and function on D5100?

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Yes, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is fully compatible with D5100.
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is this lens fully compatible with the d100?

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Yes, The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is fully compatible with D100.
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Is Nikkor 18-140mm lens compatible with D3100?

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Yes, full functions.
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How good would this lens be at capturing high speed action shots.

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Yes. It will if you utilize it effetely. Just don't set the camera to shutter speed like 1/60s or have the camera in Auto and expect motion to be stopped.
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I wish to buy this lens for my mom who is currently using a Nikon D40x (I know, old!). Will this lens be appropriate for her camera?
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is compatible with the D40x.
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