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

A compact 3x zoom lens featuring Silent Wave Motor Autofocus for Nikon digital SLRs

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  • SWM
  • ED
  • AS
  • A-M

Key Features

  • Offers the popular focal range of 18-55mm (picture angle equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens in the 35mm format) for use in a variety of situations
  • Compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet and smooth autofocusing
  • ED glass and aspherical lens elements
  • Compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry
  • Optical performance highly complements Nikon digital SLR cameras
  • The seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
7 elements in 5 groups (1 ED and 1 aspherical lens elements)
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 lens mount)
Appproximately 70.5 x 74 mm/2.8 x 2.9 in.
Approximately 205 g/7.2 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