AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED (11.1x)

A compact and lightweight high-power zoom lens for Nikon digital SLRs, featuring enhanced Vibration Reduction

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  • ED
  • SIC
  • ASP
  • IF
  • D
  • G
  • SWM
  • M/A
  • VR

Key Features

  • Offers the broad 18-200mm focal range (11.1x zoom) for use in a variety of situations (equivalent to a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format)
  • Enhanced Vibration Reduction (VRII) offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed 4 stops faster
  • Two ED glass and three aspherical lens elements
  • Incorporates a compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet focusing
  • Enables focusing from as close as 50cm (20 in.) from the subject through its entire focal range
  • M/A mode for rapid switching between autofocus and manual focus operation
  • Seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening


Focal length
18, 24, 35, 50, 70, 135, 200mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
16 elements in 12 groups (two ED glass elements, three aspherical lens elements)
Picture angle
76° - 8°
Closest focusing distance
0.5m (through the entire focal range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from the camera’s lens-mount flange)
77 x 96.5 mm
Supplied accessories
72mm Snap-on front lens cap LC-72, Rear lens cap LF-1, Bayonet hood HB-35, Flexible lens pouch CL-1018

* We do not recommend the use of DX NIKKOR lenses with 35mm (135) or IX240 format cameras.

MTF Chart

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