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(based on 4 ratings)
Brand: Nikon
Located in: SLR Lenses (All)

The new compact and affordable AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens continues the tradition of NIKKOR precision optics to provide photographers with sharp, high-resolution images. The integration of an ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet and accurate autofocus operation, and complements the lens' compact form factor.

Along with the SWM, the new 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens incorporates the benefit of VR Image Stabilization technology, which gives photographers the ability to shoot at shutter speeds up to three stops* slower than would otherwise be possible, while dramatically reducing the image blur caused by camera shake in handheld photography. Whether shooting sports action from the sidelines, wildlife or just capturing family memories, users can have confidence their handheld picture taking will be sharper than ever, especially in challenging lighting conditions. The VR function also stabilizes the camera's viewfinder image, making composing and capturing images even easier.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens provides excellent image reproduction capability, thanks to a newly designed optical system and the integration of an Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element and an advanced aspherical lens element. The rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus background elements appear more natural, while Nikon's Super Integrated Coating ensures outstanding color balance and reproduction while reducing instances of ghosting and lens flare. DX-NIKKOR lenses are specially engineered for optical excellence with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras, including the recently announced D90 D-SLR. DX-NIKKOR versatility is further extended by compatibility with Nikon's FX-format D3 and D700 D-SLRs that automatically recognize when a DX-format lens is mounted, and will compensate accordingly. The new 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lens offers a 5.8x zoom range, and a visual perspective equivalent to that created by a 27-157.5mm lens on a 35mm film camera.

  • Wide-ratio 5.8x zoom - Compact, versatile and ideal for a broad range of shooting situations, ranging from interiors and landscapes to beautiful portraits?a perfect everyday zoom.
  • Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization - Vibration Reduction is engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens and enables handheld shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images.
  • An ED-(Extra-low Dispersion) glass element - Minimizes chromatic aberration, contributing to superior optical performance.
  • Aspherical lens element - Virtually eliminates coma and other types of lens aberration, further improving image integrity.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) - Enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) - Enables fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus.
  • Close focusing to 1.48 feet - Creative close-up photography is possible throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Rounded 7-blade diaphragm - Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.5 stars
(based on 4 reviews)

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Consistent output(4), Easily interchangeable(4), Fast / accurate auto-focus(7), Lightweight(4)

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Economical everyday walk around lense
By GregVerified Reviewer from Boston on 9/2/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Poor in Low Light
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-105mm AF-S DX NIKKOR f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Has not disappointed me except in very low interior light. I really need an f2.8 lens for that anyway. Remarkably sharp all around daylight and evening photos. Great color. The only lens on my camera more is the 35mm f1.8.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love this lens!
By Granny from Oklahoma on 1/16/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Portraits, Travel, Video
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-105mm AF-S DX NIKKOR f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Although I have other lenses, I use this one the most because of its versatility.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very good lens for the price
By MikeVerified Reviewer from Utah on 5/15/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-105mm AF-S DX NIKKOR f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

This lens produces really sharp images with great color and high contrast. CAs are a little objectionable near the borders, although it is often well corrected automatically in a D90. If you read the reviews and tests, you will find the resolution figures outstanding. My biggest complaint is the plastic mount and that the lens will creep to full extension when hiking. But this is a really good value and I think you'd be pleased. Nikon should switch to a metal mount, it can't add that much cost.

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[6 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great all around Lens, Day time shots
By SteveVerified Reviewer from Chalmette, Louisiana on 1/1/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-105mm AF-S DX NIKKOR f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Great all around,I use it for sporting events, wildlife shots, kids at play,

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