Introducing a new breed of Nikkor lens, the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G. Featuring a stepping motor – a first for Nikkor lenses – the 18-55mm lens offers smooth, nimble focusing in an incredibly compact size. With its new settings system and lightweight design, even first-time DSLR photographers will find it a breeze to use. Pair it with Nikon’s D3000-series and D5000-series cameras and let its quiet agility take your photography to the next level.
SWIFT AND SMOOTH CONTROL
The AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G is one of the first Nikkor lenses to feature a stepping motor, allowing for better autofocus (AF) handling. With an approximate 25% sound reduction in the AF drive, it lets you shoot with minimal mechanical noises. The stepping motor also offers smoother AF movements, as well as speed boosts in both phase-detection AF (approximately 10 times*4) and contrast-detection AF (approximately 3.5 times*4).
DELIVERING SHARP AND SPECTACULAR IMAGES
Designed with 2 aspherical lens elements, the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G offers impressive optical performance to capture sharp, spectacular images. The aspherical lens elements also effectively correct lens aberrations and distortions.
HIGH PORTABILITY, HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY
At approximately 195g, the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G measures a mere 64.5mm (diameter) by 62.5mm (length) when retracted. Its retractable lens mechanism lends itself to a highly portable body that is easy to carry everywhere. A new setting system allows autofocus/manual focus settings to be accessed directly from the camera’s menu*5 for smooth and seamless shooting.
AF-P lenses realise fast and quiet AF operation via the adoption of a stepping motor or 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 light weight, DX-format compatible, 3.1x normal zoom lenses with 18-55mm focal length range and f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture.
The AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G 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 aberations.
The AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G 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.
Adopting a setting system using the camera menus, lens settings can be performed on the camera.
The focus mode switch that is less frequently used has been eliminated, so AF/MF selection 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.
- F mount, Type G AF?P DX lens with built?in CPU and F mount,
- Format, DX,
- Focal length, 18–55mm,
- Maximum aperture, f/3.5, to 5.6,
- Minimum aperture, f/22, to38,
- Lens construction, 12 elements in 9 groups, (2 aspherical lens elements),
- Angle of view, 76° to 28° 50′,
- Minimum focus distance, 0.25m (0.9ft), from focal plane at all zoom positions,
- VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization,
- 7 rounded diaphragm blades,
- Diaphragm, Fully automatic,
- Metering, full aperture,
- Filter attachment size, 55mm, (P = 0.75 mm),
- Dimensions, 64.5 mm maximum diameter x 62.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange),
- Weight, 195g (6.9 oz.),
- AF-S (Silent Wave Motor),
- Internal focusing,
- Focus mode, manual/Auto,
- Focus distance indicator,
- Focal length scale graduated in millimeters (18, 24, 35, 45, 55),
- Manual zoom using independent zoom ring.
- 55 mm snap on Front Lens Cap, LC55A,
- Rear Lens Cap.
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