|AF-S||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very 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.|
|ED||The lens incorporates low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.|
|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-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR||Aug 2013||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED||Aug 2006||⊗|
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|Diagonal angle of view:||76.3°-11.5° (Nikon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||17 elements in 12 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||7|
|Closest focusing distance:||45 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Nikon F)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Stabilizer features:||VR NORMAL|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø78 x 97 mm|
|Materials:||High-quality plastic barrel|
|Filter size:||67 mm|
Design and Features
This is a new Nikon kit superzoom which looks like an updated version of discontinued Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED with new optical design, optical image stabilizer of second generation and additional 5 mm of telephoto range.
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of high-quality plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features A - M focus mode switch.
|A||Autofocus mode without manual override.|
|M||Manual focus mode.|
Despite the fact that the lens has A - M switch and not the M/A - M the manual focus override in A mode is possible.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 67 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).
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 1/9 second at focal length of 140 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.
|Sensor size:||23.6×15.6 mm|
|Distortion at 18 mm:||-4.4 %|
|Distortion at 140 mm:||+1.99 %|
|Vignetting at 18 mm F/3.5:||-1.33 EV|
|Vignetting at 140 mm F/5.6:||-1.46 EV|
|Efficiency of Image Stabilizer:||up to 4 stops|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 1 MB|
Alternatives (AF, 15-157 mm)
|Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED||2006||⊗|
|Sigma 18-125mm F/3.5-5.6 DC||2004||⊗|
|Sigma 18-125mm F/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM||2008||⊗|
|Tokina AT-X 635 AF 16.5-135mm F/3.5-5.6 DX||2009||⊗|