Updating the staple DX-format mid-range zoom is the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens from Nikon. Offering a 27-82.5mm equivalent focal length range as well as a compact form factor, many shooters will find this to a be a versatile and lightweight option for their bag. It uses a variable f/3.5-5.6 aperture to keep size down and incorporates two aspherical elements to limit distortion and combat aberrations. Also, the Super Integrated Coating will combat flare and ghosting.
The AF-P system brings with it a pulse stepping motor AF system that is fast and quiet, making it ideal for stills and video alike. This model also offers Nikon's Vibration Reduction image stabilization which can compensate for about 4 stops of shutter speed to limit the effects of camera shake. It even removes switches from the lens barrel, preventing accidental changes and enabling users to quickly adjust settings from the camera's menu. Additionally, a rounded 7-blade diaphragm creates smooth bokeh.
|Construction||11 elements in 8 groups (with 1 aspherical lens element)|
|Angle of view||76 degrees (@18mm) to 28 degrees, 50 minutes (@55mm)|
|F stop range||Maximum Aperture: f/3.5-5.6 |
Minimum Aperture: f/22-36
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.28m (11.4 inches) throughout the entire zoom range|
|Dimensions (Length x Diameter)||Approx. 73mm x 79.5mm long (2.9 in. x 3.1 in.)|
|Weight||Approx. 265g (9.3 oz.)|