Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens

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Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens

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Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens

Updating the staple DX-format mid-range zoom is the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens from Nikon. Offering a 27-82.5mm equivalent focal length range as well as a compact form factor, many shooters will find this to a be a versatile and lightweight option for their bag. It uses a variable f/3.5-5.6 aperture to keep size down and incorporates two aspherical elements to limit distortion and combat aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.

The AF-P system brings with it a pulse stepping motor AF system that is fast and quiet, making it ideal for stills and video alike. It enables accurate and silent focusing that works well in both stills and video shooting. This model also offers Nikon's Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization which can compensate for about 4 stops of shutter speed to limit the effects of camera shake. It even removes switches from the lens barrel, preventing accidental changes and enabling users to quickly adjust settings from the camera's menu. Additionally, a rounded 7-blade diaphragm creates smooth bokeh (the out-of-focus elements). Also, Super Integrated Coating reduces the impact of flare and ghosting in your images.

A standard zoom lens offers a focal length that varies, unlike a prime lens. This allows the photographer to do just that, zoom in and out on a subject or scene. A zoom lens maintains (or regains) focus even with focal length of the subject-matter changes. Zoom lenses, such as this AF-P lens, provide the user with a convenient, go-to lens of variable focal length. This makes the lens good for use in almost any occasion. You can use this lens for your low-key family photography or even for your professional photography shoot -- it is that versatile.

Vibration Reduction

With this VR-equipped AF-P lens on your DX-format DSLR, you'll be ready for anything. VR image stabilization enhances your camera's low-light capabilities with a lower shutter speed. It keeps your videos steady and offsets the shakiness of handheld shooting for sharper photos. Image stabilization gives you the benefits of a tripod without any extra gear. Switch between Autofocus and Manual Focus or turn VR on and off using the camera menu. With no switches on the lens barrel, you have no chance of accidentally changing settings when you want to take the shot.

Compact, Lightweight All-Around Lens

This is a lens you'll take everywhere. Its 3.1x zoom range covers the highly versatile 18–55mm focal length range, great for everything from wide group shots and landscapes to family sports and portraits, even in dim lighting. A retractable barrel keeps the lens extremely compact, and its sleek, lightweight design perfectly complements Nikon's latest DX-format DSLRs. Shoot beautiful photos and HD videos with ease.

Outstanding Nikon Image Quality

Unleash the potential of your camera's high-resolution sensor. The lens features the superb optics and advanced technology used on Nikon's high-end lenses. Two aspherical lens elements achieve superior optical performance, giving your photos and videos rich, vibrant colors, deep contrast, minimal distortion and beautiful soft backgrounds.

Nikon's Pulse Motor

Nikon's new "P" series of NIKKOR lenses use a pulse motor (utilizing stepping motors) for ultra-fast, near silent autofocus. It is smoother and quieter than previous drive systems. Bring subjects into focus instantly with absolute precision. When recording video, smoothly shift focus from subject to subject with practically no drive noise.


  • Focal Length: 18 - 55mm, Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 27 - 82.5 mm
  • Aperture: Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6, Minimum: f/22 - 38
  • Camera Mount Type: Nikon F
  • Format Compatibility: Nikon DX
  • Angle of View: 76° - 28° 50'
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9.84" (25 cm)
  • Magnification: 0.38x
  • Elements/Groups: 12/9
  • Diaphragm Blades: 7, Rounded


  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Tripod Collar: None


  • Filter Thread: Front: 55 mm
  • Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 2.54 x 2.46" (64.5 x 62.5 mm)
  • Weight: 7.23 oz (205 g)

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