18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
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From family gatherings to sunny vacation beaches, the NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens produces stunning results with vivid color and incredible sharpness. The 3x optical zoom offers users of Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras including the D40, D40x, D80 and new D300 with a versatile picture angle perspective ranging from wide angle for dramatic landscapes and interiors, to moderate telephoto that is ideal for flattering portraits.
Beyond the lens' incredible optical versatility is the amazing benefit of Nikon's VR technology, which enables photographers to take substantially sharper handheld pictures at slower shutter speeds than would otherwise be possible. This provides the distinct advantage of being able to shoot more effectively in a much broader variety of challenging conditions. Nikon's VR system affords users the ability to take pictures at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than they ordinarily could shoot without the image-degrading blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter speeds.
Compact 3x zoom lens covering the most frequently used focal range of 18 to 55mm
Vibration Reduction minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, enabling sharper pictures hand-held at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possible
Optical design, optimized for use with Nikon digital SLRs for superior performance
Hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types of lens aberration
High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating offers superior color reproduction, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare
Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
Close focusing distance to 0.9 feet (0.28 meters) throughout the entire zoom range
Separate zoom and focusing rings ensure responsive operation
Focal length: 18-55mm
Maximum aperture: f/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperture: f/22-36
Lens construction: 11 elements in 8 groups (with one aspherical lens element)
Picture angle: 76 degrees- 28 degrees, 50 minutes
Closest focus distance: 0.9 ft. (0.28m) (throughout the entire zoom range)
Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.31x
No. of diaphragm blades: 7 (rounded)
Filter attachment size: 52 mm
Focusing: Autofocus with built-in SWM and manual focus
Diameter x length: Approx. 2.9 x 3.1 in (73 x 79.5mm)
Weight: Approx. 9.3 oz (265g)
Supplied accessories: LC-52 52mm snap-on front lens cap, rear lens protector
Optional accessories: 52 mm screw-in filters, LF-1 Rear lens cap, CL-0815 Flexible lens pouch, HB-45 Lens hood