Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-P DX Lens

Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G AF-P DX
Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G AF-P DX
Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G AF-P DX


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.

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).

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.


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.


Technical Specifications

  • 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.),
  • Autofocus,
  • 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.

Supplied accessories

  • 55 mm snap on Front Lens Cap, LC55A,
  • Rear Lens Cap.

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