It’s designed for Nikon DSLR’s with a DX cropped sensor and zooms from a wide-angle 18mm out to a 3.1x zoom of 55mm.
One of its key features is that it has built-in vibration reduction. That helps reduce motion blur from that slight shake you get when taking hand-held photos, especially in low light.
I’ve posted some practical examples of the zoom range of this lens, and I’ll be posting a detailed hands-on review of this lens shortly. In the meantime, here are some samples of photos I’ve taken with the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
You can click on each image to open a full-size version for a closer look. Most of these were shot on a Nikon D3400, but some are on different cameras; you can see the shooting information under each photo.
Sample Images Taken with the Nikon AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
Nikon’s Other Models of 18-55mm Lenses
Nikon has a few different 18-55mm lenses. They’re all similar, but there are still key differences between them. Nevertheless, telling the model numbers apart isn’t as simple as it could be.
The model used to take the sample photos above is the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. This one is often bundled as a kit lens with the entry-level Nikon DSLRs like the Nikon D3400.
There’s a newer version of this lens with the updated version of vibration reduction VRII. It’s model name is Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II. There’s also a version without any vibration reduction, the Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR.
Where to Buy
The Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR is sometimes included as a kit lens in some of the Nikon DSLR bundles, but you can also buy it separately. There’s also now a newer version that has the upgraded vibration reduction (VR II).
- 18-55mm lens with f3.5-5.6 maximum aperture for Nikon DSLR cameras
- Focal length equivalent to 27 to 82.5mm in 35mm photography
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