Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: APS-C / DX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2004-01-28

MSRP Price: $199

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Mixed

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: This 3.8x wide-angle zoom, designed exclusively for use with Nikon’s DX-format, is ideal for general photography including landscapes and portraits.

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length18-70mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatAPS-C / DX
Compatible Format(s)DX, FX in DX Crop Mode
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio3.9x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.16x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/3.5
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)76°
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)22°50'
Optical Information
Lens Elements15
Lens Groups13
Diaphragm Blades7
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements3
Aspherical Elements1
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance1.3 ft. (0.38m)
Focus Mode SwitchAuto, Manual
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size67mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions(Approx.) 2.9x3.0 in. (Diameter x Length) 73x75.5mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight(Approx.) 13.8 oz. (390g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesHB-32 Hood, CL-0915 Case, 67mm lens cap, Rear lens cap

Lens Construction

AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED Construction

MTF Chart

AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED MTF Tele AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED MTF Wide


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Jack Ellis

It came as the kit lens for the D70s. I used it for years and never noticed the need for VR. It is a great lens. Easy to use too. Dropped it and broke it but am giving thought to sending it in for a repair estimate.

Jack Ellis

Used this combo for quite a few years and still have both. They still work. Can’t beat Nikon reliability!

Ron Sundar

Great lens even today. I got this lens with my D70s. With the D7100 it is awesome. Wish Nikon made it with VR.


Amazing value for money and, used wisely, surprisingly sharp.

ron in the arctic

This is a nice lens. I have one attached all the time to my Nikon D5100. It has that bit of extra range versus the 18-55 kit lens. These are still around, I have bought two of them on eBay, both in very nice condition. I gave one to my daughter. It would be even nicer if Nikon would re-release ths lens and put VR on it.