Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX
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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED DX AF-S Nikkor review by Glutte
19 April 2013
Summary: I have owned both first and vr version of this lens. Qi is the same. It means edges and corners quite soft wide open bettered at f/8 and f/11. A little slow for moving subject. What's missing with this lens is punch.Pictures are ok but lack vividness of pro lenses. Considering price it can be a good deal on older low end dslr but shows his limit on my D7000. I bought a Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 as replacement and difference in picture quality is huge.
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED DX AF-S Nikkor review by findtheking
8 October 2009
Summary: Good lens for a beginner DSLR user who wants to learn the ropes. Focussing distance being low...is an advantage. The colors and contrast are pretty good. Very usable for casual shooting even if you outgrow this lens. Aperture is obviously not very wide at 55mm..being a low cost lens. It is meant for shooting in normal to good light.
Pros: Decent IQ for its price, minimum focussing distance is short
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II DX AF-S Nikkor review by Niel
29 August 2009
Summary: Bought mine dirt cheap with the usual broken mount, replaced the mount off an earlier version that had fallen apart (front assembly fell out one day) and its fine. Replacement for my original D50 kit non-AF-S lens its AF-S motor makes it quieter and faster to focus, still has that plastic mount though, D50 wears a Tamron 18-200 now, but this one still gets used by my son on my D1h, better he breaks the lenses mount than the camera!
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II DX AF-S Nikkor review by GroZZ
23 March 2008
Summary: photozone.de claims that "you may find the resolution figures of this lens astonishing and maybe hard to beleive". I didn't beleive that either... Until I've made some portraits at 55 mm, F/8. Had to soften the images in Photoshop a bit because this lens seems to be too sharp for portraits - it actually outresolves a 6 MP sensor of my D40. There's some barrel distortion at the wide end, but it's no big deal for me. CA is nothing to worry about, too (esp.
Pros: Cheap and light, VERY sharp when stopped down, autofocus relatively fast&quiet
Cons: Slow max. aperture, bad build quality, low contrast at 18 mm f/3.5
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II DX AF-S Nikkor review by Keyroo
22 October 2007
Summary: For a kit lens this thing is great, much better than the kit lenses that come with the rebel xti etc, i found the autofocus to be quite slow and hunts a lot in low light (the body i'm using doens't help that though) one thing i did find very impressive on this is close ups, the focal distance for close ups, (bugs etc) is closer than nikon claims.
Pros: Cheap, better that canon kit lenses, very clear for a low end lens
Cons: very loose, cheap construction, blurry around outside of picture, slow autofocus
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED DX AF-S Nikkor review by Rene GM
Rene GM, slrgear.com
3 June 2007
Summary: My only disappointment is the soft left edge of the image at 55mm, F8. One has to stop down to F11 to get sharpness across the image at 55mm. Otherwise, a very nice lens, especially at this price.
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED DX AF-S Nikkor review by spura
15 May 2007
Summary: fast AF, manual focus capability, also good construction quality, CA is a little problem at 18mm. Good lens for a included kit lens price, more better as Canon EF 18-55mm II kit lens, Nikon 18-55 produce sharper images, but when stopping down to F8.
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED DX AF-S Nikkor review by Iyhel
13 March 2007
Summary: Nice basic lens, you don't need more to enter the DSLR world. It is excellent nowhere, but bad nowhere as well. And it's really versatile, more in my opinion than the 18-70 as it allows you to try proxyphtography thanks to its shot minimal focus distance. I think you could spend a long time shooting with it and be happy - if you don't, as I did, get a 50mm prime in the same time.
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II DX AF-S Nikkor review by Razzd
9 February 2007
Summary: Fantastic kit lens, works well out of the box with my D40. Far better than my previous kit lens that came with my Canon Rebel XT (350D). Focuses relatively fast for a kit lens, image quality is more than acceptable across the zoom range. Can't ask for more.
Pros: Fantastic Kit lens, quiet and relatively fast
Cons: If tele end were higher than 55mm, it'd be an outstanding kit lens