Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2013-01-29

MSRP Price: $746.95

Made in: China

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Versatile wide angle (18mm) to standard view (35mm) full-frame FX-format zoom lens that's particularly well suited for travel and video applications. Shoot wide-angle shots of interiors, architecture, landscapes and group portraits, or zoom in for a standard view that mimics the field of view of our eyes.

Photography Life Review Summary: I am very impressed by the performance of the new Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens. At its current price of $750 USD, it is $500 cheaper than the 16-35mm f/4G VR and almost as good optically, making it a bargain lens with a lot of value. Read the full Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Review by Photography Life.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length18-35mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio1.9x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.2x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/3.5-4.5
Minimum Aperturef/22-29
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)76°
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)44°
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)100°
Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)63°
Optical Information
Lens Elements12
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades7
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements2
Aspherical Elements3
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.28m
Focus Mode SwitchManual, Manual/Auto
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions83 x 95mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack and Gold
Supplied AccessoriesLC-77 Snap-On Front Lens Cap 77mm, HB-66 Bayonet Lens Hood, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, CL-1118 Soft Lens Case

Lens Construction

AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens Construction

MTF Chart

AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED MTF chart

Sample Images

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