|AF-P||The lens is equipped with stepping motor to provide smooth, fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|DX||The lens is designed only for Nikon APS-C digital SLR cameras.|
|G||The lens has no aperture control ring and only supports electronic aperture control from the camera. G lenses provide distance information to the camera as D-type lenses.|
|VR||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR||Jan 2016||⊗|
|Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G||Jan 2016||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR II||Jan 2014||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR||Nov 2007||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G ED II||Nov 2006||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G ED||Apr 2005||⊗|
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|Diagonal angle of view:||76.3°-28.8° (Nikon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||12 elements in 9 groups, including 2 ASPH|
|Closest focusing distance:||25 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||7|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Stepping (Nikon F)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Stabilizer features:||VR NORMAL
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø64.5 x 62.5 mm|
|Materials:||Plastic barrel, plastic mount|
|Filter size:||55 mm|
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is plastic.
The focusing ring is not physically coupled with the focusing mechanism and works electronically (focus-by-wire) - turning of the ring actuates an electric motor that moves the focusing group of the lens to the proper position to achieve sharp focus.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera. Full-Time Manual Focus is available.
Full-Time Manual Focus with lenses equipped with stepping or linear motor is performed in the following way - half-press the shutter button, wait until the camera has finished the autofocusing and then focus manually without releasing the shutter button using the manual focusing ring.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 55 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
Fully compatible cameras: D5600, D5500, D5300(*), D3400, D3300(*), D500 and later models.
Compatible cameras with limited functions: D5, D810 series, Df, D750, D7200, D7100, D5200.
Incompatible cameras: D4 series, D3 series, D2 series, D1 series, D800 series, D700, D610, D600, D300 series, D200, D100, D7000, D5100, D5000, D90, D80, D70 series, D3200, D3100, D3000, D60, D50, D40 series.
(*) Firmware update may be required.
The lens features optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 4 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/3 second at focal length of 55 mm(*).
* without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
The image stabilizer does not have any specialized mode of operation, but is capable of automatic detection of panning and then corrects camera shake only in one direction.
Focusing mode (M - A) and Vibration Reduction (ON - OFF) are set using the camera menus therefore the number of compatible cameras is limited. Due to use of stepping motor the number of compatible cameras is limited.