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NIKON 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor

NIKON 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor
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Sep, 2014

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NIKON 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Review Round-Up

 

There's no such thing as a free lunch and the Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED DX is no exception to the rule. The build quality is downright miserable … However, the optical quality of the lens is not all that bad. The resolution figures are...

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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor review by findtheking

 

Good lens for a beginner DSLR user who wants to learn the ropes. Focussing distance being low...is an advantage. The colors and contrast are pretty good.

Decent IQ for its price, minimum focussing distance is short

5.6 @ 55mm is too small an aperture

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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor review by Rene GM

 

My only disappointment is the soft left edge of the image at 55mm, F8. One has to stop down to F11 to get sharpness across the image at 55mm. Otherwise, a very nice lens, especially at this price.

light, inexpensive, good image quality

has to be stopped down

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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor review by spura

 

fast AF, manual focus capability, also good construction quality, CA is a little problem at 18mm. Good lens for a included kit lens price, more better as Canon EF 18-55mm II kit lens, Nikon 18-55 produce sharper images, but when stopping down to F8.

sharp images at F8,good lens for beginners

Chromatic aberrations a bit is a problem

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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor review by Iyhel

 

Nice basic lens, you don't need more to enter the DSLR world.

Light, versatile, AF-S

At this price point ? None

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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor review by njmd

 

Image quality is very good (considering it's price). Very sharp results, at least at apertures f/8 - f/11. Some vignetting wide open, but it's easy to correct this aspect using the appropriate software. Almost absense of Chromatic aberration and...

Very good value for money

Feels very fragile

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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor review by alberto

 

Very cheap lens with good optical quality.

optical qualiti stopped down, zoom range

built quality

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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor review by jdf

 

I have used this lens on a friend's d50, as the kit bundle. Overall i was very impressed with it's image quality. It's a very sharp lens, despite it's consumer look, indeed it may be even better than we think of. I have made some test with my 50mm 1.8...

Excellent image quality, AF-S

Distortion, CA

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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor review by hbcc100

 

This lens is the one that came with my D50. It is a good all round lens, especially for beginners taking pictures outdoors. However, compared to the lenses I got afterwards, it feels cheaply built and not as solid. On top of that, the amount of light...

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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor review by matthewporter

 

Actual amount paid: Purchased in D50 kit for £400(GBP)

Value, Fast and quiet AF, Lightweight

Plastic construction, Awkward AF/MF switching, Difficult focussing ring

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