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

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

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX AF-P

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: APS-C / DX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2016-01-05

MSRP Price: $249

Made in: China

Production Status: In Production

Manufacturer Link: Product Page

Lens Description: The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G is a 3.1x normal zoom lenses covering the 18-55mm range of focal lengths (effective angles of view equivalent to those of a lens with 27-82.5mm focal lengths in FX and 35mm [135] formats). It is the first 'AF-P' lenses for Nikon digital SLR cameras, utilizing a stepping motor to drive AF for fast and quiet autofocusing. In addition, it has a compact and lightweight design for which retractable barrels were adopted for excellent portability, and the use of two aspherical lens elements has resulted in superior optical performance with which various types of aberration, including distortion and spherical aberration, are effectively suppressed.

Photography Life Review Summary: Nikon released the new DX 18-55mm AF-P VR lens as a relatively early update to the previous 18-55mm AF-S VR II generation. Unlike the predecessor, however, this lens is compatible only with the latest Nikon DSLR bodies. Otherwise, developers kept an almost identical design. Two tweaks were made on the outside: the function buttons (for vibration reduction and focusing) were removed from the body. The focusing ring was moved to the front for an easier manual focus override. Two changes are worthwhile mentioning in the interior design: one aspherical element was added to keep the aberration levels low and above all, a new stepping motor replaced the older silent wave technology. Paired with an efficient vibration reduction system, this makes a very good fit for shooting videos on your DSLR. You will not hear any noise as you refocus during recording. Read the full Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Review by Photography Life.

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

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length18-55mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatAPS-C / DX
Compatible Format(s)APS-C / DX
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio3x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.31x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22-f/38
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)76°
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)28°50'
Optical Information
Lens Elements12
Lens Groups9
Diaphragm Blades7 (Rounded)
Aspherical Elements2
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Pulse Motor (AF-P)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.25m
Electronic DiaphragmYes
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size55mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialPlastic
Dimensions64.5 x 62.5mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

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

MTF Chart

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

Sample Images

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