Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
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Great versatility, poor durability
4 May 2012
Summary: I've had my D90 for about 3 years. This lens offers tremendous versatility and has done a very serviceable job. I am not a pro, so I don't take thousands upon thousands of photos. But I am an avid amateur and have enjoyed this setup very much. If I have to grab one lens to go, this is the one I revert to. That being said, I am disappointed that after a couple of years of what I consider average use, the plastic mount on the lens has cracked.
Conclusion: VR is the only real bonus of this lens. Perfect walkaround lens. Sharper than 18-70. However the plastic build, cheap SWM motor from 18-55 kit lens, and quite bad CA's made me get rid of it. It's a good lens for most average users on D90 (which corrects some of the CA's). This is a new Nikon Kit lens, nothing else.
Summary: A good lens for beginner, you can get a wide-angle until tele. The quality is acceptable, but it's feel too plasticy. The VR is usually useful, Anyway, what do you expect from a kit-lens, it's better than 18-55mm. I wouldn't recommend people to buy this lens separately, one is it a bit too expensive, two it's not worth to but separately as a walk-around lens, I would prefer 18-200 VRII, it's something worth more to invest in.
Summary: I am a beginner photographer. My first 55-200mm Nikon lens pooped out on me, so I had to buy a new one, and this was the one that I chose. I use it for portrait photography, as well as nature and landscapes. When doing portraiture, the automatic focus tends to jump in and out of focus repeatedly as I'm trying to keep my clients still while it focuses. It's almost easier just keeping the setting on manual and making the focus changes myself.
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
Andrew Brooks, Amazon
7 April 2013
Summary: Generally a good lens for the money, but by design it does have the image distortion at 18mm focal length. I didn't want to pay the higher price for the Nikon 18-200mm and this lens suits my needs at this moment in time perfectly.
Summary: I bought this for a D7000 that I am using to shoot lowlight news letter images. It does this OK. Lets be honest here its not the same as my 24-70 F2.8, but its a third of the wieght half the size and has more zoom capacity. For jpeg work, on full auto its perfect. Its not a studio lens.
NIKON Nikkor 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Lens
M Stanford, Pixmania
15 March 2011
Excerpt: The versatility of this lens makes it a good choice as main lens, for DX range camera user. It has reasonably fast focus and having Vibration Reduction helps at full zoom, the lens being equivalent to 27-157.5mm (35mm film). The big problem with this lens is its fragile lens mount, this is one of only two, in the Nikon range that are plastic.
Pros: For price and performance this is an excellent lens.