Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
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4 days ago
Summary: Bought this from Roberts on line as a refurbished lens. absolutely terrific lens. I use it for high school sports. Focuses quickly even in doors. Nice range compared to the kit 18-55. You can leave this on your camera for just about any situation with the exception of very long distance telephoto. 300mm type lens is better for long range. Roberts was a great place to deal with for this lens. I have since purchased a prime refurbished lens with equal success from them.
Excerpt: It's a good walkaround lens. Don't confuse this with a prime lens for a pro gig (imo). Well I suppose you could, but I'm no pro. It is a kit lens, and it does to the job. But the bokeh isn't that spectacular like a 50mm 1.4 would have. I do love this lens because if you're doing a walkaround and need a good quality, semi-durable (don't drop it my first one shattered), medium focusing lens, this one is for you.
Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S Nikkor review by pietro
18 September 2013
Summary: Versatile lens at a great price now the 18-140mm is around the corner. Does everything you want apart from bokeh'd portraits. Better than the 18-200 considering the price differential. Can get a 70-300 vr with the saving.
Pros: Good ergonomics, useful range, as sharp as anything else under $2000.
Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S Nikkor review by hunter
21 July 2013
Summary: very decent kit lens and also beat the similiar kit lenses on the market at similar price. Distortion is preety evident and complex to say. It will work good on 12mpx -16mpx sensor other wise look for better lens for more demanding sensor. Oh Af speed is decent but nothing to rave about. Also sharpness is preety nice ( also little less sharp on corners).
Summary: So what if this is a kit lense? When nikon decided to make this a kit lense, I am sure they did their research. Nikon would not pick a bad lense to go with a d7000 (which was my case). Anyway....yes it is not the same performer as the 24-70 or N coated but I have taken shots with this lense and have gotten many compliments.
Summary: Great all around lens. Great for traveling with a DSLR DX format Nikon camera. Take up close portraits between 700mm to 105 mm for excellent photos. Find myself leaving this on the camera most of the time instead of my 70-300mm or 50 f1.8 prime lens.
Summary: I bought this lens several years ago as an upgrade to the 18-55 kit lens that came with my D80. I thought it was a great improvement, but the 18-105 VR really came alive when I put it on my new D7100. Images are razor sharp and autofocus works flawlessly. The 18-105 mm range covers almost every photographic situation, making it the ideal walking around lens. About the only time I use a 55-300 lens is when I'm on a wildlife shoot.