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

Reader Interactions

User Reviews

  1. Ron Sundar
    June 29, 2022 at 2:53 pm

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

  2. Oliver
    May 13, 2022 at 4:38 am

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

  3. ron in the arctic
    June 9, 2013 at 6:07 am

    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.

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