Review Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Lens Overview - Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5

Covering a frequently used range of focal lengths, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon is a wide-angle to mid-telephoto, 27-157.5mm-equivalent zoom designed for DX-format cameras. Benefitting image quality, aspherical and extra-low dispersion glass elements are used to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to produce high sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. A Super Integrated Coating has also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in harsh lighting conditions. Beyond the optical attributes, the lens is also characterized by its 3.5 stop-effective Vibration Reduction system, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake to help achieve sharper handheld imagery. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor affords fast and near-silent autofocus performance and full-time manual focus override.

All-in-one zoom spans wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths and is designed for Nikon F-mount DX-format cameras, where it provides a 27-157.5mm equivalent range.
One aspherical element is used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
One extra-low dispersion element greatly reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 3.5 stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 018208021796

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5 Latest Price



Focal Length18 to 105mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 157.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View76° to 15° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design15 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.99 x 3.5" / 76 x 89 mm
Weight14.82 oz / 420 g

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Lens Technical

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Name Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRSony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/3.5f/3.5f/3.5
Year 200720182018
Mount Type Nikon F DXSony EFujifilm X
Lens Type Lens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $359$600$300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 181815
Global 18.2686
Effective Mega Pixel 9.65889
Distorsion 0.65344
Vignetting -0.850062
Tstop 5.60152
Ac 9.81139
Vignetting Ranking 5817
Tstop Ranking 10616
Ac Ranking 7604
Pixel Depth 20.9
Price Sensor 2000
Sensor Raw 20.87
Sensor Format Sensor Apsc
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Nov. 2007Jan. 2018Jan. 2018
Brand NikonSonyFujifilm


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