NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II - Great for nearly any situation

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Ultra-compact, all-around lens that draws peak performance from DX HD-SLRs

NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II DX Lens Life is full of interesting views, and you need a lens that can catch them all. Whether you're shooting wide group photos or portraits, close-ups or landscapes, photos or HD videos, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II delivers the sharpest, most color-rich results imaginable. Optimized for Nikon's new high-resolution DX-format image sensors, it borrows the ultra-compact retractable lens barrel design from the Nikon 1 system. Nikon's remarkable Vibration Reduction technology provides 4.0 stops* of blur-free handheld shooting—enjoy crisp, clear images even if your hands are a bit unsteady and shoot at slower shutter speeds in low-light situations. No matter where you're headed, grab the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II and rest assured: you'll be able to land fantastic shots.

The 18-55mm is a general-purpose zoom lens featuring a retractable barrel for a compact, lightweight design. The lens has a zoom range of 18-55mm, equivalent to 27-82.5mm with a 35mm format, which makes it useful in a wide variety of shooting conditions. This works with a retractable design that makes it easier to store and carry than standard lenses.

The 18-55mm utilizes a Silent Wave Motor for quiet, quick autofocusing and also features Vibration Reduction. This technology optically stabilizes the image to reduce camera shake and movement in order provide up to 4 additional stops of light while shooting handheld. For even better image quality, the elements of the lens feature a Super Integrated Coating that nearly eliminates ghosting and reduces flaring, maintaining a crisp image throughout the frame.

For general shooting, this lens features a minimum focusing distance of 9.8" in manual focus mode. Additionally, this lens features a 52mm filter thread for attaching your accessories.

Aperture range from f/3.5-5.6 to f/22-36
Works on FX-format cameras in DX crop mode
Maximum reproduction ratio of 0.31x
Lens construction features 11 elements in 8 groups
Utilizes 7 rounded diaphragm blades for smooth out-of-focus areas
Minimum focusing distance is 11" from focal plane, but can reach 9.8" in manual focus mode

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Lens type Zoom lens  
Max Format size APS-C / DX  
Focal length 18–55 mm  
Image stabilization Yes  
Lens mount Nikon F (DX)  
Maximum aperture F3.5 - F5.6  
Minimum aperture F22.0 - F36.0  
Aperture ring No  
Number of diaphragm blades 7  
Aperture notes rounded  
Elements 11  
Groups 8  
Special elements / coatings 1 aspheric element  
Minimum focus 0.28 m (11.02)  
Maximum magnification 0.31×  
Autofocus Yes  
Motor type Micro-type ultrasonic  
Full time manual No  
Focus method Extending front  
Distance scale No  
DoF scale No  
Weight 195 g (0.43 lb)  
Diameter 60 mm (2.36)  
Length 66 mm (2.6)  
Materials Polycarbonate  
Sealing No  
Zoom method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread 52 mm  
Filter notes Filters do not rotate on focusing  
Hood supplied No  
Hood product code HB-69  
Notes Retractable barrel design for more compact size when not in use


NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II DX Lens

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