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Nikon 18-55mm

Nikon 18-55mm
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3632 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3632 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated.

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On average, users rate this product 88/100.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon 18-55mm

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 316 user reviews of Nikon 18-55mm from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, design, reliability, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II LensNikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR LensNikkor Lens AFS DX 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

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Amazon.com review summary for Nikon 18-55mm

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1416 user reviews of Nikon 18-55mm from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, reliability, design, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR II Nikkor Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon DX-Format Digital SLR CamerasNikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom LensNikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens

 

In order to do my part in the economic recovery I recently bought a new Nikon D300, a SB-900 flash and wanted to get a good all around lens to keep on it most of the time. My criteria were it had to have wide angle, a decent telephoto range and have VR...

Nikon's AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm G ED VR has optics that are surprisingly very good for a lens in this price range

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

 

The Nikkor DX 18-55mm VR was announced in November 2007 as the company's latest budget kit lens. It will work on any Nikon DX format DSLR, although is best-suited to the entry-level models like the D40, D40x and D60. The lens has become a standard...

VR effectively combats camera-shake ; Relatively quick and quiet SWM focusing ; Compact and light ; Good performance for the money ; Bad points ; Front section rotates when focusing ; Basic manual focusing facilities ; Doesn't come with lens hood ;...

Front section rotates when focusing ; Basic manual focusing facilities ; Doesn't come with lens hood ; Previous Mark II lens better in some tests

Ultimately while the older DX 18-55mm II still gives excellent innings, the new DX 18-55mm VR performs very well for the money, offering compelling features and respectable quality that puts many rival kit lenses to shame. It's certainly a good time...

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Nikkor 18-105mm lens

 

Nikon is pleased to announce the introduction of the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR. The new Nikkor lens, with a focal length between 18 and 105 mm, is a high performance and cost efficient lens with a focal length equivalent to 27 to 157.5...

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NIKKOR 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR II

 

Nikon's new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR II lens (27–300mm 35mm equivalent) is an updated version of their popular 18–200mm lens that covers a significant 11.1x focal-length range and probably most of a photographer's shooting needs.

Compact; wide coverage; effective Vibration Reduction

Lens creep; distortion

I used the lens with a Nikon D300s and D3000 and found it great for traveling light. It's capable of producing high-quality pictures; however, it does have some distortion issues.—Steve Baczewski

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Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

 

The Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is a good choice for someone who wants more than the basic kit lens has to offer, while remaining compact and lightweight.

Consistently sharp ; Lightweight

All plastic construction, including lens mount

The Nikon 18-105mm DX ED VR is sort of a kit lens on steroids; it has the all-plastic construction of a basic kit lens but adds VR and an extended zoom range. If you want to equip your Nikon DX dSLR with something more than the basic 18-55mm kit lens...

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Review Nikon AF-S DX 18-55 mm 3.5-5,6 G VR and Nikon D3200(N APS-C)

 

In 2006, Nikon released the Nikon 18-55 mm, written fully as Nikon AF-S DX 18-55 mm 3.5-5,6 G VR, the first kit lens from Nikon with Silent Wave Motor. We've tested this lens both with a Nikon D5100 and a Nikon D3200 . The optical performance of this...

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

 

A budget standard zoom for Nikon DX SLRs with a range equivalent to 27-158mm on a 35mm camera, Vibration Reduction and a silent focusing motor.

Useful 'walkabout' zoom range; Decent optical performer; Very good value; VR performs well; Lightweight

CA at 105mm and apertures below f/11

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AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR II Lens

 

An extended range zoom for Nikon APS-C camera owners who want a single lens that covers most popular focal lengths.The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR II is a minor redesign of a previous lens. It features a new zoom mechanism for reducing...

On test, this lens was well matched to the sensor in the D300s in terms of colour rendition and contrast. However, it was found to suffer from noticeable barrel distortion at the 18mm focal length setting. This was largely resolved by 24mm but changed...

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AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens

 

The standard kit lens offered with Nikon's new D5000 DSLR camera body.Nikon has matched Canon in offering a stabilised lens as the kit lens with its latest DSLR camera, the D5000. The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR lens covers a focal length...

The standard kit lens offered with Nikon's new D5000 DSLR camera body.Nikon has matched Canon in offering a stabilised lens as the kit lens with its latest DSLR camera, the D5000. The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR lens covers a focal length...

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Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC HSM

 

Review of the Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC HSM lens

Excellent value for money

Restricted maximum aperture

The entry-level 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 does look a little bare. It doesn't have a focused-distance window (and therefore no depth-of-field indication) but the entry-level Sigma doesn't even have any external distance markings. It is, however, exceptionally...

Product Specifications

Designed for exclusive use with PENTAX KAF-mount digital SLR cameras, the new lens offers 4X zoom coverage in the telephoto range. Further, the lens features an angle of view from 31.5 degrees to 8.1 degrees (equivalent in focal length from 76.5mm to 306mm in the 35mm format). As with all DA-Series lenses, this DA 50mm-200mm features a responsive "Quick-Shift Focus System" that allows photographers to instantly switch the focus mode from auto to manual with a slight twist of the focus ring. Coupled with a simple, functional design and the elimination of an aperture ring, this new mechanism considerably improves operability. The lens also incorporates an Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens element and two aspherical lens elements for true-to-life image reproduction and overall size reduction. The image circle in DA-series lenses is designed to perfectly match the 23.5mm x 15.7mm size of the CCD used in PENTAX digital SLRs to optimize camera performance. The new design also contributes to a drastic reduction in size, weight and production cost, compared to 35mm-format counterparts with similar specifications.

Dimensions & Weight

Diameter:2.8in/2.9in/3.1in/3in
Length:3in/4in
Weight:14.8oz/21.9oz/7.2oz/9.3oz

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Manufacturer:Nikon
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon DC-Nikkor/Nikon Zoom-Nikkor

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Intended For:Digital SLR
Lens Aperture:F/2.0/F/3.5-5.6
Max Focal Length:105mm/55mm
Max View Angle:23.5degrees/76degrees
Min Focal Length:105mm/18mm
Min Focus Range:11in/17.7in/35.8in
Optical Zoom:3/5.8
Special Functions:Zoom
System Type:Lens
Type:Lens/Zoom lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Nikon F

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Optical
Magnification:0.31/1 / 5/1 / 7.7
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