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8.8 out of 10

Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

High-power 5.8x zoom DX-NIKKOR lens with SWM and VR function. * Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

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Overall 4
4.0

Mass produced, low quality, plastic everything

Ksands, Adorama
10 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens is a kit lens for a reason, very cheaply made, (front ring came off within the first couple months) - if it came with your camera then by all means use it for average pics but do not spend your hard earned money on this lens if it didn't come with your camera. Very few images have come back tact sharp using this lens, but when I shoot w my 50 1: 4 I get an incredible image and great bokeh.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mass produced, low quality, plastic everything

Ksands, ABT Electronics
10 December 2013
  • Summary: This lens is a kit lens for a reason, very cheaply made, (front ring came off within the first couple months) - if it came with your camera then by all means use it for average pics but do not spend your hard earned money on this lens if it didn't come with your camera. Very few images have come back tact sharp using this lens, but when I shoot w my 50 1: 4 I get an incredible image and great bokeh.
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Overall 4
4.0

Big disappointment

Adorama
15 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Used this for one event, 100+ images with a D5100. I shot RAW & jpg, @f8. Image quality deteriorated substantially at the edges. I would not want to make even an 8x10 with the results. I returned the lens as defective. Very disappointed with Nikon on this. This can't be the norm for the D7000 & D7100 kit lenses!!?? Adorama service was excellent as usual.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice lens, easy to use, great range.

DDUKE66, Adorama
27 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Just picked this lens up as a replacement to my kit lens that came with my D80. Used for two weeks and noticed the lens was loose on the body. After inspection found that part of the PLASTIC mount was cracked so the lens could not be secure to the body. Bummer, I didn't even think about the mount being plastic but I guess you get what you pay for. My 70-200 f2.8 has a metal mount and this will never happen. Lesson learned.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice lens, easy to use, great range.

DDUKE66, ABT Electronics
27 December 2012
  • Summary: Just picked this lens up as a replacement to my kit lens that came with my D80. Used for two weeks and noticed the lens was loose on the body. After inspection found that part of the PLASTIC mount was cracked so the lens could not be secure to the body. Bummer, I didn't even think about the mount being plastic but I guess you get what you pay for. My 70-200 f2.8 has a metal mount and this will never happen. Lesson learned.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good optics, very weak mount

Gregor, B&H Photo
15 March 2012
  • Excerpt: You can t have it all, I know, but for somone who uses a camera not only with extreme care and on tripods, it is essential that a good camera will survive a small drop. Due to the cheap and not very sturdy plastic mount and ears, the latter break off easily. With some luck they come off more or less intact and you can glue them back on with some superglue, but that is far from guaranteed.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Weak mount
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Overall 4
4.0

Sharpness doesn't kick in until f/11

Great for Family Functions, Adorama
12 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I never see any professional photographers comment on any of these kit lenses or entry level lenses, so I will do my best. I would only recommend this lens to someone who just needed a lens for a holiday family get together. I don't mind shooting wide with it, but wow, it's almost like having a fisheye lens with the amount of barrel distortion present at 18mm. Very weird for a focal length of 18-105mm. I would expect that in an 18-200mm or an 18-300mm, but not this one.
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Overall 4
4.0

Sharpness doesn't kick in until f/11

Great for Family Functions, ABT Electronics
12 November 2011
  • Summary: I never see any professional photographers comment on any of these kit lenses or entry level lenses, so I will do my best. I would only recommend this lens to someone who just needed a lens for a holiday family get together. I don't mind shooting wide with it, but wow, it's almost like having a fisheye lens with the amount of barrel distortion present at 18mm. Very weird for a focal length of 18-105mm. I would expect that in an 18-200mm or an 18-300mm, but not this one.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lens Mount

Draco64, Adorama
15 September 2011
  • Excerpt: The lens mount is plastic and breakes easily, I was told the camera is not heavy enough to have a metal mount and that there are not issues with this lens, but just google Nikom lens mount issues and you will see that this is a big problem and not covered by there 5 year warranty.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lens Mount

Draco64, ABT Electronics
15 September 2011
  • Summary: The lens mount is plastic and breakes easily, I was told the camera is not heavy enough to have a metal mount and that there are not issues with this lens, but just google Nikom lens mount issues and you will see that this is a big problem and not covered by there 5 year warranty.
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