Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Announced Aug 27, 2008 •
Zoom lens | Nikon F (DX)
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When I chose this 'kit' lens, I wanted it to serve me as a walkaround lens. The FX equivalent focal range is 27.5-160 mm (crop: 1.53), which is sufficient for most uses, but it is a bit short on the tele end (At least 20% of my pictures are taken exactly at the tele end). However, I get very good to excellent sharpness in the whole zoom range, and the edges are also above decent definitely. Vignettation is mostly tolerable even wide open. At 105 mm, there are more apparent flaws: vignetting ...

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E10inator
 
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It's a great range. I've come to realize there are a bunch of rich kids who never have to pay for their equipment that will compare a lens like this with a $1000 lens. Hey for the price this is a very good zoom.

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Not a bad lens, a bit of distortion from the verticals at 18mm (Keystone/tomb effect)I have used mine in a variety of situations and ISO to 6400. It has performed fairly well but not as good as prime lenses. Personally, I don't like zoom lenses in ranges over 3:1 but this one does the job. There was no choice, as this one was a kit lens that was offered with the camera purchase. One thing to remember is that the lens is not as solid as the old Nikon lenses made in Japan and/or those ...

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BKim3650
 
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It came with my D7000.  It is a good, not great, kit lens for most of the use except when shooting into the sun. The light flare is too much.  When I compare this with my Tamron 10-24 the difference in light flare is so obvious.

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Sailor Joe
 
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This lens comes with a D90 as part of an entry kit.  It's a very versatile lens that can capture moments near and far.  It's not as crisp as our fixed 50mm lens, and it doesn't have the ability to effectively capture events much further than 20 yards away.  However, for a beginner zoom lens it fits the bill.  If you want something for those close up shots go for a 50 or 35 fixed lens.  We typically keep this lens on the camera for it's versatility.  As a grab and go lens it does a good job. E ...

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Kazzaz
 
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well i think buying 18-55 would be much better and cheaper with the same results and the extra zoom is not that good anyway i didn't like it at all sold it and added extra money and got the much much better sigma 17-50 f2.8 , don't waste your money on this crap . Problems: slow , focus is not good at low light at all , quality is not that good

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squajackyl
 
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Is a cheap lens and maybe is enough for this target for somebody but I was very disappointed for the heavy distortions. There is not focal length without heavy distortion.... And is really no fast. Beside this is quite a good lens for this target Se si ha un budget molto limitato può essere una soluzione accettabile ma la distorsione è davvero pesante a tutte le lunghezze focali. Non è inoltre veloce nella messa a fuoco. Per il resto credo sia abbastanza ok per partire. Non aspettatevi ...

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I received this kit lens with my D90. Soon thereafter I acquired the Nikon 16-85mm lens, as I wanted to be able to shoot wider. But, I compared photos from both of those lenses; I found the 18-105mm sharper and with better contrast/color. So, I ditched the 16-85mm and purchased the 10-24mm lens for when I really needed to go wide.

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painterdude
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This lens is a stunning little gem of a thing for its price. I have shot L series Canon lenses that were less sharp at more than double the price. I was prepared for a "kit " lens experience with this little work horse and was blown away with what it does. I have a Nikor 70-300VR and that lens functions more like a "kit " lens in outright IQ. The 18-105 has good color, good to great sharpness. Its range is where I do most of what I do with a camera , and when I need more reach ..well I can ...

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painterdude
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This lens is a stunning little gem of a thing for its price. I have shots L series Canon lenses that were less sharp at more than double the price. I was prepared for a "kit " lens experience with this little workhorse and was blown away with what it does. I have a Nikor70-300VR and that lens functions more like a "kit " lens in outright IQ. The 18-105 has good color good to great sharpness. Its range is where I do most of what I do with a camera , and when I need more reach ..well I can crop ...

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