AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (3.0x)

Compact 3x zoom DX-NIKKOR lens with SWM and VR function

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  • VR
  • SWM
  • AS
  • A-M

Key Features

  • 3x zoom lens covering the most frequently used focal range of 18 to 55mm (picture angle is equivalent to focal length from 27 to 82.5mm in Nikon FX-format camera or 35mm-format camera)
  • Vibration Reduction enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds up to 3.0 stops* slower than would otherwise be possible
    • *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
  • Hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes lens aberration
  • Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation
  • 0.28 m/0.9 ft. closest focus distance throughout the entire zoom range


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
11 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens element)
Picture angle
76° - 28°50'
Closest focusing distance
0.28m/0.9ft (throughout the entire focal range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)
Appproximately 73 x 79.5 mm/2.9 x 3.1 in.
Approximately 265 g/9.4 oz.
Supplied accessories
52mm snap-on front lens cap LC-52

MTF Chart


Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements