Nikon 18 – 105 VR

289.95

Powerful DX format 5.8x zoom lens with 18-105mm focal range (35mm and Nikon FX format equivalent: 27-157.5mm).

Wide to telephoto zoom range – perfect for everything from portraits to interiors, architecture and landscapes.

Vibration Reduction stabilization system enables more flexible hand-held shooting and lets you use shutter speeds that are up to 3.5* times slower.

SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, whisper-quiet autofocus.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and Aspherical lens elements ensure high resolution and contrast while minimizing spherical aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion.

Textured surface finish to match Nikon’s SLR camera bodies.

Outstanding value for money.

 

Available on back-order

Description

Nikon’s Nikon 18 – 105 VR lens is a welcome addition to the Nikon DX-format DSLR systems, and an ideal counterpart to the D90 DSLR.  This versatile optic offers much of the benefits of the enormously-popular 18-200mm VR lens but in a lighter, smaller body that takes a smaller filter as well.

The AF-S Silent Wave Motor in the Nikon 18 – 105 VR yields speedy, silent, on-the-money AF performance with fulltime manual focus override.  In particular, the AF-S motor keeps up with skittish, erratic subjects that overwhelm normal camera-driven-motor AF systems.  You’ll get more ‘keeper’ images of those fast-moving animals, athletes, children, vehicles and the like.

Along with the SWM (Silent Wave Motor), the Nikon 18 – 105 VR benefits from the VR Image Stabilizer built in to the lens, which will give you the ability to handhold the camera at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise normally be possible.  Always a benefit to a handheld pic, this is of particular usefulness whenever you’re photographing slow-moving subjects in low light.  The benefit of in-lens stabilization is seen in the viewfinder, making composing and capturing the image easier as well.

DX Lenses exclusively designed for Nikon digital SLRs with the DX-size sensor; equivalent focal length in 35mm terms is 27-157mm
VR (Vibration Reduction) minimizes camera-movement image blur, enabling handheld shooting ~3 stops slower
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element and aspherical lens element
Built-in A/M switch enables instant exchange between AF & manual focus
Silent Wave Motor for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet AF
Non-rotating front element eases use of polarizing filters
Rounded 7-blade aperture diaphragm renders pleasing out-of-focus highlights

Specifications

Focal length 18-105mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperture f/22-38
Lens construction 15 elements in 11 groups (with one ED glass element and one aspherical lens)
Picture angle 76° – 15°20’
Closest focus distance Closest focus distance
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.2x (1/5)
No. of diaphragm blades 7 (rounded)
Filter attachment size 67mm
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount) Approx. 76 x 89 mm/3.0 x 3.5 in.
Weight Approx. 420 g/14.8 oz.