Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens for Select Nikon DX-Format Digital Cameras - Black

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Cover every shot with this all-in-one Nikon 18-140mm camera lens that lets you zoom from wide-angle to telephoto without missing a beat. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass creates amazing contrast, and the zoom enables crisp images as close as 1.48 feet away. This Nikon 18-140mm camera lens features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for super quiet clicks.

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Overview

What's Included


  • LC-67 snap-on front lens cap 67mm
  • LF-4 rear lens cap
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens for Select Nikon DX-Format Digital Cameras
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (318 out of 323)

Features


Nikon F-bayonet mount

Enables use with most Nikon DX-format cameras.

Standard zoom lens for versatile use

Get the shot you want with this everyday lens that offers a range of focal lengths to meet the majority of your photographic needs.

18-140mm focal length

Large range from wide-angle to portrait-length telephoto for a variety of shots.

f/22-38 minimum and f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering in a wide range of shooting situations.

VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization

Suppresses blur brought on by camera shake for clear photos with sharp detail.

SWM (Silent Wave Motor)

Ensures smooth, precise autofocus operation.

1.48' minimum focusing distance

Accommodates 67mm filters

Accessories included

Comes with front and rear lens caps.


Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    18-140mm zoom lens

    Posted
    Coop
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    The Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens is a kit lens that came with the Nikon D7100 that I purchased. It is a great starter lens that takes very nice photographs. After using this lens for a while I found myself wanting more reach out of a lens and bought the 18-200mm lens as a sort of do it all general purpose/travel lens. One thing I find better about the 18-140mm lens however is the ability to do more macro style photos as you can get as close as about 1 ½ feet from your subject and zoom in from there. This lens is of course smaller and lighter as well which might be of significance if you want to travel "light". This lens takes great pictures in most situations but it is not a "fast" lens so you will not get the best images in low light if you have to really crank up your ISO. This is a sturdy, affordable lens with a metal mount and is great for shooting family events and works well as a travel lens. You will get a good range of focal lengths and great picture quality in a relatively small and lightweight package. Attached are a couple of images taken in a local park at dusk. Shadows have been adjusted but no adjustments have been made to the color.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent all day carry lens.

    Posted
    Elmerviking
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    I bought this lens together with a Nikon D7100 after reading a lot of reviews online. It was an excellent choice! The lens is perfectly balanced on the D7100 and very sharp corner to corner. Some reviews complained about distortion but also mentioned that Nikon had no upgraded firmware to adjust the distortion in the camera. They now have..it is L 2.005 for Nikon D1000 ( you first have to upgrade the cameras firmware to version 1.002). This firmware works absolutely great..no barrel distortion can be noticed on wide angle and no pincushion on the tele side. The zoom is equal to 28-210 mm on a full frame camera which is more than enough for my purpose. The sharpness is more than adequate for an experienced amateur like me. Most people never print pictures more than poster size and the sharpness is absolutely fantastic. I strongly recommend this lens!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great general purpose lens

    Posted
    np1685
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    I purchased this lens to replace the Nikon 18-105 lens I had on my Nikon D7100. I like this lens much better than the 18-105. The lens construction seems good, and it has a metal lens mount (much better than the cheap plastic mount on the 18-105). The lens has a nice feel to it, it's not too heavy, the zoom ring is slightly firm but smooth, and the Vibration Reduction works well. The autofocus speed is good. This lens produces nice sharp images on my D7100. Its zoom range is great as an all day walk around lens (this lens stays on my camera 95% of the time, rarely when I need a longer focal length will I put on my 55-300 lens). Initially I was hesitant to purchase this lens because of so many bad reviews on other sites, but now that I own it, I'm glad I purchased it. Sure, it's not a "fast" lens in terms of f stop, but consider adding maybe a 35mm or 50mm prime lens for low light shooting and your good to go. In my opinion, if your looking for one lens you can put on your camera and walk around and shoot with all day long, this is it! Personally, I'm glad I spent the money to upgrade to this lens and retire my old 18-105...the 18-140 is better in my opinion (yeah, I'm sure others will disagree on that!). Overall, I'm happy with my 18-140 lens and enjoying my photography.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice lens for everyday shooting

    Posted
    Alainn
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    This is the kit lens that was offered with the D7100 at the time I purchased it from Best Buy. I looked at the prices on the Nikon website to compare and Best Buy was in line with Nikon pricing. I got a great deal when I purchased my camera and got this lens for almost nothing. It doesn't get any better than that as the lenses hold their value better than the camera bodies do. This is a great lens that produces great looking images but I already find myself wanting more zoom in some situations. I also agree with the other reviewers who have said it is kind of slow. I will definitely be looking at faster lenses when I am ready to branch out and purchase additional lenses. I want to use this one for a while so I can be sure where I want to go from here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for flexibility

    Posted
    lucidhysteria
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    I bought this to give me greater flexibility in taking photos at family events and on trips, etc., because it is nearly impossible to capture what you want most of the time with just prime lenses when you have kids running around all directions. This lens allows me to move myself around less and zoom in more to capture exactly what I want. I know it's not the fanciest or most expensive, but I have been very pleased with the results so far after using with my now ancient D90 it to photograph an easter egg hunt and a family trip to the beach.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable and Reliable

    Posted
    ProfessorX

    Released around September 2013, this is one of the best, affordable lens for APS-C Nikon cameras. Pictures are clear and sharp, and the quality is excellent. Build construction is solid though it will add a reasonable amount of weight to the front of your camera (the lens weighs 1.08 lbs or about half a kilogram). Focus is quick and accurate, along with the being extremely quiet. I would highly recommend this lens for the majority of shooting situations a photographer may encounter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great first lens to grow into

    Posted
    WisBigDog
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    I am a beginning photographer who just purchased a Nikon D7200. After much research online, many different photography experts suggested this lens as a must have for getting started. At first, I purchased a Nikon kit lens, but after seeing so many experts recommending this lens, I decided to pay more and get something that I'll be happy with in the long run. I am just beginning to learn how to take good photos using the camera and lens. So far, I am very happy with the results. I feel that this is the right lens for my needs long term.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Best Crop Sensor Pro Lens

    Posted
    AlfieNefie
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    I love this lens. I makes me feel like I'm a pro just by having it on my camera. Major upgrade from my 18-55mm zoom. It works great on my D200, and makes the images on my LCD screen a lot more sharper. I give it a four star because it did not come with a filter. But not having the lens creep syndrome is the best thing about this lens. It's light too, so you can carry it in your hands while waiting for the perfect moment to snap the shutter. My advice to all the working amateurs, get this lens. It will make your pictures look great.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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