Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR User Reviews

Announced Jan 5, 2016 •
Zoom lens | Nikon F (DX)

About the worst thing I can say is that creatively it still limits you to f/5.6-8.4 FF equiv. More than low light, it's the inability to dial in the softer "look" of wide aperture / large format photography that feels restrictive. Ok, but let's look at the advantages: cheap, small, light, and convenient. You have VR, you have close focus, you have silent, fast AF, you even have a useful manual focus override. That's a lot of positives. Add in optical performance which is surprisingly strong ...

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Boby A
 

it's cheap, super sharp even without stepping down apeture ,blazingly fast viewfinder autofocus,instant overdrive manual focus and decently smooth barrel rotation. the drawback, there is a strong barrel distorsion at 18mm, so as Chromatic abbration, and little bit soft at 35mm tested on D5300, it work great outdoor Low light handheld

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I like this lens best of the three I own.  My number one reason is because it is so light on my D5600 body.  I can carry that combo all day, and frequently do, without ever even thinking about a camera hanging from my neck.  Personally, low weight is what makes me get more good shots than anything else.  I don't like feeling uncomfortable and sometimes will leave my camera at home when it is too heavy. The fact that this lens is quite sharp and contrasty is such a bonus.  Wow, is this really ...

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CaMeRa QuEsT

This lens is... odd. It's incredibly sharp at all FOV settings and from corner to corner, I give you that, but my copy is useless with the left field of AF points on my D5500.  It's got a nifty e-trick where it electronically maintains focusing distance when you zoom in or out (most of the time, at least), making it "parfocal by wire" (the competition should really, really learn this trick), but the zoom ring is so sticky, even after a concerted effort from my part to try to break it in to ...

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Lightpath48
 

I like this lens better than my past Nikon 18-55 kit lenses.  Its focus is very fast and silent in comparison. It has made live view on my D3400 usable, whereas with earlier Nikon bodies and kit lenses I just gave up on LV.  I think it's probably sharper with higher contrast as well, though I have no scientific way of testing.  I'm just a bit mystified with the left extreme side being out of focus at times, even at smaller apertures like f/8-f/11. Still, I recommend this as a great starter ...

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sterudo
 

I own a D750 with a lot of fantastic glass (14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 105 2.8, 50, 85 1.4, ...) but I wanted something light, small, with good VR in the standard zoom range for video. Also It would be an emergency backup for the 24-70mm in case of an accident (which happend before during a wedding shoot ...) First of, the D750 does not "fully" support the AF-P version (yet), since AF and VR can only be turned of via software in the camera menu (in new DX cameras like the D500) - in other words: ...

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I've only had a for day but have been so impressed I had to share my experience. Yes, I got it on a whim to play but its a keeper. Its an amazingly sharp lens especially for a budget zoom. Yes a tiny bit softer wide open but at f5.6 on down its satisfying sharp even if you are use to shooting primes. The specs are pedestrian but the performance far exceeded my expectations. The step motor technology really gives you the next level of focusing performance..... its virtually silent and ...

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I've always been a fan of the 18-55 kit zooms from Nikon and feel they are under rated given the performance,  Everyone always thinks they need to immediately upgrade...but this is the most versatile lens for the money that is out there. Having used every version for the 18-55 kit lens from Nikon I can easily say this one is the best.  The P version has stepping motors which make it better for video.  There is no noise when zooming, I don't do much video but the the still image quality is ...

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