Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens*
A compact, lightweight DX-format zoom lens - for great everyday photography
With its wide-angle to normal zoom range and compact build, this is an excellent walk-around lens. You’ll always be ready to tackle a whole host of subjects, from city shots and landscapes to family sporting events and action-packed HD movies. Whatever your subject, Nikon’s Vibration Reduction keeps images sharp even in low light situations. The streamlined design keeps the lens compact and comfortable for everyday carry.
Follow your creative instincts wherever they take you with the new AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. Featuring a stepping motor – a first*1 for NIKKOR lenses – and built-in Vibration Reduction, the 18-55mm*2 lens lets you seize every photo opportunity with speed and stealth. Perfect for Nikon’s D3000-series and D5000-series*3 cameras, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR’s light, compact design make it easy to capture any moment.
Everyday life: compact, lightweight 3.1x zoom lens
Covers the popular 18-55mm focal length range (35mm equivalent: 27–82.5mm) with f/3.5–5.6 maximum aperture. From portraits to landscapes, this lens is perfect for capturing all kinds of photos. It’s also ideal for shooting HD movies.
Smooth, fast autofocus: Nikon’s Stepping Motor
Nikon’s new Stepping Motor focuses quickly and is ideal for shooting movies. Thanks to the new motor, this lens performs more quietly and is even faster than its predecessor. When zooming in to capture a photo, you can bring subjects into focus instantly and with absolute precision. When you’re shooting video footage, the motor allows you to smoothly shift focus from subject to subject with practically no drive noise.
Nikon quality images
This DX-format lens is specifically designed to make the most of your Nikon D-SLR’s high pixel count and advanced image sensor. Two aspherical lens elements minimise spherical aberration and other forms of distortion, so you can enjoy high-resolution photos and movies with vivid colour, striking contrast, and crisp detail.
Vibration Reduction (VR)
Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction keeps images sharp, even in low light situations. Designed to enable more stable handheld shooting, VR lets you shoot at up to four stops slower. Whether you’re taking portraits, group shots, or capturing a stunning landscape, this means you’ll be able to capture blur-free images time after time. You can turn VR on or off using the camera menu.
Switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus, and turn VR on and off using the camera menu*. With no switches on the lens barrel itself, there’s no chance of accidentally changing settings when you want to take the shot.
The portable lens for everyday use
Ultra-compact and lightweight, this is an ideal walk-around lens. The lens body weighs just 205 g, and you can retract it to a mere 62.5 mm when it’s not in use, making it easier to carry with you everywhere you go.
Quick and quiet
Autofocus (AF) movements are now smoother than ever before with NIKKOR’s first*1 lens with a stepping motor. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR accelerates phase-detection AF speeds and contrast-detection AF speeds. With a reduction in noise within the AF drive, this lens is great for shooting stills and even better for videos.
PERFECTION IN EVERY PIXEL
With 2 aspherical lens elements, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR offers superior optical performance that minimises lens aberrations and distortions. Every captured image is portrayed in remarkable clarity. Built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) compensates for shake caused by hand-held movements and provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster*4, enabling you to capture sharper and crisper images, even from a moving vehicle.
Efficient and ergonomic design
Adopting a new settings system on the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, you can now access the options for Auto Focus/Manual Focus and VR right from the camera’s menu*5. This eliminates unintentional setting changes that may occur and helps create a smoother, more seamless shoot. It measures only 64.5mm (diameter) by 62.5mm (length) when retracted, and has a weight of approximately 205g. With a retractable lens mechanism, this lens is highly lightweight and portable.
*1 Some 1 NIKKOR lenses have adopted a stepping motor.
*2 Angle of view is equivalent to that of a 27-82.5 mm lens in FX/35mm format.
*3 Compatible with D5500, D5300. D3300 and later models.
*4 When attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
*5 AF/MF and VR ON/OFF controls from the camera’s menu are only available with D5500, D5300, D3300 and later models.
AF-P lenses realize fast and quiet AF operation via the adoption of a stepping motor for AF drive
A stepping motor built into the lens contributes to fast AF speed and quiet, smooth focusing operation.
As AF-P lenses incorporate a stepping motor, the number of compatible cameras are limited. For compatible cameras, some models require a firmware update.
Compact and lightweight, DX-format compatible, 3.1x normal zoom lenses with 18-55 mm* focal-length range and f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture
The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR employs a retractable lens mechanism as with the current AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, ensuring a compact and light, highly portable body.
* Angle of view is equivalent to that of a 27-82.5 mm lens in FX/35mm format.
Two aspherical lens elements are employed to deliver superior optical performance with minimal lens aberrations
The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR employs an optical system that provides the optical performance equivalent to that of the highly evaluated AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II.
Vibration Reduction (VR) system of the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster (based on CIPA Standard*)
The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR realizes an effect equivalent to 4.0 stops faster based on CIPA Standard*, which is a measurement method of blur-correction effect common to most camera/lens manufacturers.
* When attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
Adopting a setting system using the camera menus, lens settings can be performed on the camera*
The focus mode switch and VR switch that are less frequently used have been eliminated, so AF/MF selection and VR ON/OFF can now be performed with the camera menus, preventing unwanted setting change caused by unintentional switch operation. The status of settings can be confirmed in the information display.
* The number of compatible cameras is limited. Please confirm compatiability for your camera before purchasing.
- Built-in Vibration Reduction
- Stepping Motor focuses quickly
- Compact, lightweight zoom lens
- Two aspherical lens elements