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Nikon 18-55mm

Nikon 18-55mm
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820 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 820 reviews of Nikon 18-55mm. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The price and size are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

On average, users rate this product 90/100 and experts rate this product 76/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Nikon 18-55mm from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The price also gets good views, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the usability.

price, reliability

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon R709 (AFS 18-55DX VR)Nikon R709 (AFS 18-55DX VR)

Jun, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Nikon 18-55mm from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Lenses & Filters on People really like the design and price.

price, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR CamerasNikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

Jun, 2018

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REVIEW: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR II Lens


This 11.1x super-zoom lens for Nikon DX format SLRs costs around £590, sports silent internal focusing and Vibration Reduction II, which promises to allow hand-held shots to be taken at shutters speeds up to four stops slower than would be possible...

Excellent sharpness at 18mm; Effective VR II system; Zoom lock switch prevents the lens from extending in transport; Fast AF for a super-zoom; Decent build quality

Compromised quality at longer focal lengths compared to shorter zooms; Zoom creep beyond 35mm

The first lens covering this range from Nikon was immensely popular, and with this new version, the issue with zoom creep and the lens extending during transport has been addressed. The addition of Nikon's latest VR II vibration reduction system is...

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Excellent lens


This is my favorite lens, I am considering buying the Nikon 24-120mm because of the nano crystal. I use this lens for almost everything. I took it with me to Costa Rica, I got some amazing images.

Aug, 2015

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Quality of photos taken with this lens are excellent. Also has powerful Zoom. This is an all purpose single lens that reduces the hassle of changing lenses according to the situation.

Jun, 2015

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I love it,,,,, it's easy to use


I would definitely recommend to my family and friends,

Easy To Use ; Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus ; Fast Shutter Speed ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; High ISO Performance ; Large Clear LCD ; Quiet ; Tilt /Swivel LCD

Apr, 2015

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Versatility in a Tube


I bought a D3300 DSLR, and while I found the 18-55mm kit lens to be great in its own respect, I needed to get some glass which would be a bit more versatile for what I typically shoot, which is our beautiful mountains of Northern California. The...

Apr, 2015

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Great lens for a great camera


I bought this lens when I upgraded from a D90 to the D800 a few months ago. I had been using the 70-300 lens on my D90, and loved it. I researched a lot before buying this lens, and had some concerns about distortion, but decided to buy it for the...

Jul, 2014

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Lens creep


I found a easy solution that has worked for years. I took a 2'' elastic strip found at a sewing counter and made a band around the lens, just snug enough to allow manual turning, but will not let the lens creep. Easily removed, but I keep it on all of...

Jul, 2014

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covers my zoom needs


heavier than expected, but, really does the job. i am very pleased with the quality of pix across all ranges

Apr, 2014

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Do-able. I guess, it gets the job done.


Takes very good pictures compare to some higher end models of other brands. Video quality is a BIG NO NO. The video quality is too choppy and not very smooth when compared to other brand. Not recommending this camera because there are two newer model.

Mar, 2014

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Defective product


I have just returned my new 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR for a refund. My experience was so disappointing I asked for a refund rather than a replacement while I reconsider any further investment in Nikon. When the lens arrived I very carefully attempted to...

Mar, 2014

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.


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



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

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):0.709 - 2.17
Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Intended For:Digital SLR
Lens Aperture:F/2.0/F/3.5-5.6
Lens structure:11/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/8
Max Focal Length:105mm/55mm
Max View Angle:23.5degrees/76degrees
Maximum aperture number:f/3.5-5.6
Min Focal Length:105mm/18mm
Min Focus Range:11in/17.7in/35.8in
Minimum aperture number:f/22-36
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

Weight & Dimensions