Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Standard Zoom Lens - Black

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–105mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR Standard Zoom Lens: This high-quality Nikon lens is a great choice for a standard, everyday zoom lens. It is compact, versatile and ideal for a broad range of shooting situations, ranging from interiors and landscapes to beautiful portraits.

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$399.99
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What's Included


  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Standard Zoom Lens
  • 67mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-67
  • Rear Lens Cap LF-1
  • Bayonet Hood HB-32
  • Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1018

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 21)

Features


Compatible with a variety of Nikon DSLR cameras

Works with any Nikon DX-format DSLR camera with an F-bayonet mount. Also compatible with most Nikon 35mm SLR cameras.

Ultra-wide zoom lens for wide angle shots

Allows you to capture a wide field of view for stunning perspectives with virtually no distortion.

18–105mm focal length

This versatile, long-range zoom lens covers a broad range, enabling you to capture the perfect image from various distances.

f/3.5 maximum aperture

Provides clear landscape images and beautiful distance shots even in low-light situations, including indoor settings and on overcast days.

Vibration Reduction image stabilization

Allows you to shoot at shutter speeds up to 3.5 stops slower without image blur. Ensures dramatically sharp still images and HD video capture, even for handheld shooting.

SWM (Silent Wave Motor) ensures smooth, precise focusing

Utilizes ultrasound vibrations to focus the lens, resulting in smooth, silent and precise autofocusing.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass for superior image quality

Effectively corrects chromatic aberration for optimum lens performance.

M/A focusing mode

Allows you to switch from manual to automatic with virtually no lag time, by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.

Internal Focus for fast, smooth autofocusing

Allows for a more compact, lightweight construction and a closer focusing distance without changes in the lens barrel length.

Advanced lens coatings for improved optics

Nikon Super Integrated Coating enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.

1.48' minimum focusing distance

Accommodates 67mm filters

Compatible with screw-on filter types.

Accessories included

Comes with a bayonet hood, lens caps (front and rear) and flexible lens pouch.


Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.3

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good value for a plastic mount lens!

    Posted
    Cwhiz

    Got this with my new D7000 and once tried, surprised me with how fast the AF was and how good the picture actually was. I have twelve Nikon lenses (and have owned Canon systems) and feel for the small difference in the 'kit' price this lens is extremely good for the money. Even at $399. full price, it's a good deal. This lens is for anyone who needs a moderate, very usable zoom range and the picture quality from the superb glass that ONLY Nikon makes. Nikon systems don't over process their images with noise reduction like Canons do....and you can see that in the sharper, clearer quality photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon D7100 kit lens

    Posted
    anjela00
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am a visual art student majoring Graphic Design at college. I needed a good camera and lens for my Photography class, so I decided to take this lens kit opportunity. I am still trying to figure out how to use this lens on my Nikon D7100 camera very class but definitely this is a useful lens not only for amateur/semi-pro/professional photographers (for their sub camera) but also those who are going to be an artist like me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    Suziebeth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I looked around many places for a new camera lens. This lens is awesome. It takes wonderful pictures and It is really easy to use. Very straightforward. Very happy with it! I use it with my Nikon D3100

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good lens

    Posted
    tsm3
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    compatible with the dx camera's from Nikon. Can be turned to be automatic. However, lens is not ideal for school performances. It does not provide enough zoom when standing in the back of the auditorium for school performances. Consider the 18-205mm lens if you do not want to carry two lenses and having to change lenses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    aprilb23

    This is a great lens for just about everything. I use it daily and would highly recommend. The photo's posted were made with this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good All Around Lens

    Posted
    Kara
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Love this lens for all around general use. Had to replace original that came with camera due to a break on the threading after a few years and warranty expiration which is why not giving 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Have Lens

    Posted
    Anonymous
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Nikon makes excellent lenses and this one doesn't disappoint. A must have for any photography enthusiast. A great everyday lens, that can go form inside to out and handle most shots very effectively.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kit Lens

    Posted
    Soujourns
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is a replacement lens for my DLSR. It's great that I could get a replacement easily while on vacation just about anywhere in the USA. Decent standard lens for all-purpose pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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  • The-Digital-Picture.comBryan Carnathan on March 24, 2015
    Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR DX Nikkor Lens Review
    While I hope to create a full Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR DX Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and contentFull Review
  • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Jim Fisher on June 26, 2013
    Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
    The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a good alternative to an 18-55mm kit lens; it's sharp throughout its zoom range, and affordable.Full Review
  • photodo.comRating, 4.5 out of 5photodo.com on April 8, 2011
    REVIEW: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
    Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at this popular budget standard zoom, which is currently offered as the kit lens with the Nikon D7000 camera.Full Review
  • ePHOTOzine (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5November 11, 2010
    Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
    A budget standard zoom for Nikon DX SLRs with a range equivalent to 27-158mm on a 35mm camera, Vibration Reduction and a silent focusing motor.Full Review
  • photocrati.comPhotocrati Staff on April 2, 2009
    Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Review Round-Up
    The Nikon 18-105mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 definitely raises the bar for Nikon's current lineup of kit lenses; consistently sharp, even at large apertures, with good resistance to chromatic aberration. Corner shading is prevalent, but it's not a noticeableFull Review
  • digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.comRobert Jensen on March 17, 2009
    Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens
    In order to do my part in the economic recovery I recently bought a new Nikon D300, a SB-900 flash and wanted to get a good all around lens to keep on it most of the time. My criteria were it had to have wide angle, a decent telephoto range andFull Review
  • cnet.com.auRating, 3.8 out of 5Matthew Fitzgerald on February 23, 2009
    Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
    The Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is a good choice for someone who wants more than the basic kit lens has to offer, while remaining compact and lightweight.Full Review
  • photoreview.com.auRating, 4.5 out of 5PhotoReview on September 1, 2008
    AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
    A well-build general-purpose lens with above-average performance for Nikon's DX-format cameras.Designed for use with Nikon's DX-format cameras, the new AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens will be offered in some Nikon DSLR kits -Full Review


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