Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED DX 2

  • DX coverage 
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), internal focus, A M switch
  • 15 elements in 11 groups, 1 aspherical, 3 ED elements
  • 7-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22 (at 18mm) 
  • 67mm filter ring
  • 1'4" (0.38m) minimum focus; 1:6.25 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 3 x 2.9" (75.5 x 73mm) long, diameter
  • 13.8 ounces (390g) weight
  • included HB-32 bayonet lens hood, CL-0915 case, caps
  • US$460
  • Model Number 2149

Thom's Mini Review: The "old man" of the DX lineup. This lens was originally the kit lens for the D70, and continued in availability long after it was replaced as a kit lens in camera kits (now discontinued). It really has only one flaw, vignetting wide open, but that's a livable flaw, especially with bodies that have automatic correction for it. The lens is a slightly better build quality than the current kit lenses, too, and holds up well in rough handling. It also handles 20/24mp quite well. 

Recommended (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Thom's Review of the 18-70mm

Nikon's Web page for the lens

Lens no longer available new

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