Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR DX

  • DX coverage 
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), internal focus, A M switch
  • 11 elements in 8 groups, 1 aspherical element
  • 7-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22 (at 18mm) 
  • vibration reduction (no active mode)
  • 52mm filter ring
  • 11" (0.28m) minimum focus; 1:6.25 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 3.1 x 2.9" (79 x 73mm) long, diameter
  • 9.3 ounces (265g) weight
  • included caps
  • US$200
  • Model Number 2176


Thom's Mini Review: While Nikon is still bundling this as the kit lens with the low-end consumer DX DSLRs, they really need to refresh this lens a bit, as 24mp is really pushing the weaknesses of the lens into visibility. Considering that the implied cost of the lens is only US$100, it's probably still a bargain, and worth having around as an emergency backup, but on the 16mp and 24mp DX cameras I'd tend to recommend that you look at getting a better mid-range zoom. 

Thom's Review of the 18-55mm

Nikon's Web page for the lens


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