Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Lens

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Nikon AF-P DX 8-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Lens

Newly-designated AF-P lens that provides AF drive using a stepping motor — a first for NIKKOR SLR lenses*

The the first Nikon AF-P lenses with the “P” indicating that the lenses make use of a stepping motor for quick and quiet autofocusing.

There are a pair of variants of the new Nikkor AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: a VR thats stabilized and a non-VR one that leaves it off.

Nikon’s AF-P lenses are the new rivals to the Canon STM (Smooth Transitions for Motion) lenses, which also employ stepping motors for smooth and nearly-silent focusing — ideal for those who need to acquire high-quality movies.

Additionally, the lens features a compact and lightweight form factor for which retractable barrels are utilized for their excellent portability, and the use of a pair of aspherical lens elements has produced superior optical performance with which diverse types of aberration, which includes distortion and spherical aberration, are effectively diminished.

* Because AF-P lenses make use of a stepping motor, compatible cameras are limited. Even for compatible cameras, update of firmware may be necessary.

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Specifications
Primary specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 18–55 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Nikon F (DX)
Aperture
Maximum aperture F3.5
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Optics
Elements 12
Groups 9
Special elements / coatings Two aspherical elements + super integrated coating
Focus
Minimum focus 0.25 m (9.84)
Maximum magnification 0.38×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 195 g (0.43 lb)
Diameter 65 mm (2.54)
Length 63 mm (2.46)
Materials Composite
Sealing No
color Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 55.0 mm
Hood supplied No
Hood product code HB-N106
Tripod collar No


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