Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II AF-S DX Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
Summary: The Nikkor DX 18-55mm VR is a classy budget kit lens which puts many rival models to shame. The 3x range and f3.5-5.6 focal ratio may be unremarkable, but with both SWM focusing and VR facilities, it’s a step above most models for the money.
The SWM focusing may not be as quick and quiet as premium Nikkor lenses, but it’s still quicker and quieter than most kit lenses, while the VR facilities really do allow you to effectively handhold shots at much slower shutter speeds...
Pros: VR effectively combats camera-shake., Relatively quick and quiet SWM focusing., Compact and light., Good performance for the money.
Cons: Front section rotates when focusing., Basic manual focusing facilities., Doesn't come with lens hood., Previous Mark II lens better in some tests.
Conclusion: You don’t need great deductive skills to find that Nikon offered us a really well-made lens. The new stabilized “kit” is really an interesting device you can get good quality shots with. It did have some faults and minor slip-ups but it is rather unavoidable in this price segment. Every amateur photographer who buys this lens in the set with a reflex camera won’t be forced to look for another one too soon because this device will allow him/her to get satisfying effects.
Cons: weak image quality at the frame edge when wide open,, significant vignetting at extreme ends of the focal range,, significant geometric deformations at 18 mm,, visible coma,, a lot of plastic elements including the mount and the shoddy manual focus ring,, slow autofocus.
Summary: The Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55 VR mm/3.5-5.6 G is compact and lightweight. The lens does have limitations. The zoom range is somewhat limited and the lens is not fast (f/3.5-f/5,6). We've tested this lens both with a Nikon D5100 and a Nikon D3200 . The optical performance of this lens clearly benefits from the extra resolution of the 24 megapixel Nikon D3200 . The resolution is high, when mounted on a Nikon D3200 . The resolution in the center is higher than in the corners.
Cons: Center resolution better than in corners, Not a fast lens (f/3.5 - f/5.6), Limited zoom range, Considerable distortion at 18 mm, Sensitive to backlight, High chromatic aberration at 18 mm
Summary: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR to stosunkowo dobry obiektyw. Wszystkie jego podstawowe parametry są na dobrym poziomie. Niestety zoom ten ma duże problemy z winietowaniem sięgającym 43% i niską rozdzielczość na obrzeżach kadru dla najmniejszych wartości przysłon. Duża zaletą testowanego kita jest dobra stabilizacja, a także bardzo cichy i celny autofokus. Ostrzenie jednak odbywa się w powolny sposób, czego efektem są trudności w rejestrowaniu dynamicznych scen.