AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED (3.0x)

Key Features

  • ED glass and hybrid aspherical lens elements
  • Ultracompact dimensions of 69 x 74mm (2.7 x 2.9 in.) and just 210g (7.4 oz.) in weight
  • Incorporates a newly developed compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet focusing
  • Seven-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Enables focusing from as close as 28cm (11 in.) from the subject through
  • Entire focal range
  • Available in black and silver


Focal length
18, 24, 28, 45, 55mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
7 elements in 5 groups (1 ED glass element and 1 aspherical lens)
Picture angle
76° - 28°50'
Closest focusing distance
0.28m (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)
69×74 mm
Supplied accessories
52mm snap-on front lens cap LC-52

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

Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

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