Review Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR

Lens Overview - Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5

Spanning wide-angle to super telephoto, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR from Nikon is an ideal single-lens solution for photographing in a wide variety of situations. Designed for DX-format cameras, this 27-450mm equivalent zoom features an advanced optical design comprising both aspherical and extra-low dispersion glasses, which help to reduce aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range for notable clarity and sharpness. A Super Integrated Coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting when working in backlit or harsh lighting conditions. Benefitting the optics is a four stop-effective VR image stabilization system, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake in order to produce sharper handheld imagery. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet autofocus performance along with 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 27-450mm equivalent range.
Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce 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 (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 4 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: 018208022168

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5 Latest Price



Focal Length18 to 300mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 450mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View76° to 5° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance1.57' / 48 cm
Maximum Magnification0.32x
Optical Design16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.09 x 3.9" / 78.5 x 99 mm
Weight1.21 lb / 550 g

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Lens Technical

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Name Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G 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 201420182018
Mount Type Nikon F DXSony EFujifilm X
Lens Type Lens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $900$600$300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 181815
Global 18.8444
Effective Mega Pixel 8.31399
Distorsion 0.687732
Vignetting -1.05357
Tstop 5.73972
Ac 8.49604
Vignetting Ranking 7796
Tstop Ranking 10896
Ac Ranking 6034
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 Apr. 2014Jan. 2018Jan. 2018
Brand NikonSonyFujifilm


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