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Overview: The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens
is a compact zoom lens designed for use with Nikon's DX-format DSLRs. The lens
features Vibration Reduction technology, and comes with a 52mm snap-on front lens cap (LC-52) and a slip-on rear lens cap.
3X Optical Zoom: The compact 3x zoom lens has a
broad 18-55mm focal range for use in a variety of situations. When mounted to
the camera the lens' picture angle is equivalent to approximately 1.5x the focal
length of 35mm format (27-82.5mm). Close focusing distance to 0.92 feet (11.04")
throughout the entire zoom range is possible. Separate zoom and focusing rings
ensure responsive operation.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM): Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
ensures fast, quiet auto focus operation. Auto Focus-Silent Wave (AF-S) is a
type of focusing motor used in a number of AF-Nikkor lenses; the AF-S motor is very fast
and quiet. AF-S lenses also have an A-M mode selector which allows the user to
switch from automatic to manual focus with almost no lag time.
Vibration Reduction (VR): Vibration Reduction (VR) minimizes image
blur caused by camera shake, enabling sharper pictures, hand-held, at shutter
speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Vibration
Reduction can be turned on or off via the VR switch on the lens barrel.
Focus Mode Switch: The Focus Mode switch on the lens barrel enables quick switching
between Autofocus (A) and Manual Focus (M).
Super Integrated Coating (SIC): High-performance Nikon Super
Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color reproduction, while substantially
reducing ghosting and flare.
Lens Element: A Hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types
of lens aberration.
Diaphragm: A rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus
elements appear more natural.
- Type of Lens: G-type AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR lens with built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon F-bayonet type
- Filter Diameter: 52mm
- Focal Length Range: 18mm to 55mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 (wide) -
- Minimum Aperture: f/22 (wide) - f/36
- Minimum Focus Distance: 0.92 feet (11.04")
- Lens Construction: 11 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens
- Picture Angle: 76° to 28° 50'
- Focal Length Scale: 18, 24, 35, 45, 55mm
- Dimensions: 2.6" Diameter, 2.651" Length
- Weight: 6.9 ounces