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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX
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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX

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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II

PC Magazine
11 April 2014
  • Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II is one of the better kit lenses out there, but it's best acquired when bundled with a camera at a lower cost.
  • Pros: Quite sharp. Optical stabilization. Compact. Inexpensive.
  • Cons: Loads of distortion at 18mm. Narrow aperture. Hood not included. Plastic lens mount.
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REVIEW: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18?55mm f/3.5?5.6G VR II Lens Review

photodo
24 December 2010
  • Excerpt: This new standard zoom lens, which has been introduced as a kit with the Nikon D3300 entry-level DSLR sports a compact, collapsible design, Vibration Reduction and silent focusing. On its own, it costs around £230, but most people who end up owning this lens will end up with it as part of a camera kit. In this review, we'll take a look at how it performs.
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Overall 8
7.7

Nikkor DX kit lens group test: 18-55mm vs 18-70mm vs 18-135mm vs 18-200mm VR

Camera Labs
1 April 2007
  • Summary: The DX 18-55mm II is the most basic Nikkor kit zoom for Nikon DSLRs. It has the shortest optical zoom of the four models tested and the lowest build quality. It also has a rotating front section which can prove annoying for users of polarising filters and doesn’t come with a lens hood. But, and this is the big but, it’s actually very good for the money.
  • Pros: Slightly longer zoom range than basic kit lens, Brighter f4.5 aperture at telephoto, Superior build quality to standard kit lens, Fast and quiet SWM focusing motor, More flexible range than standard kit lens, Better build quality than standard kit lens, Fast and quiet SWM focusing motor, Affordable and supplied with lens hood, Highly versatile 11.1x zoom range, Effective anti-shake VR feature, Fast and quiet SWM focusing motor, Polariser-friendly internal focusing
  • Cons: Pricier than official kit lenses, Corner sharpness issues, DX 17-55mm f2.8 is brighter (but pricey), DX 18-200mm is longer and has VR, No VR - so watch out for shake at 135mm, Below average geometric distortion, Only sold in bundle with new body, Nikkor DX 18-200mm more compelling, Non-VR 18-200mm rivals at half the price, Modest macro performance, Heavier and larger than rivals, Smaller effective range at close focus
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Overall 6
5.7
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Build quality 3
3.0

Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
6 July 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED II shows the typical characteristics of an entry-level kit lens. The build quality is rather poor, but compensates for with a rather low price. However, there's not really much to complain about its performance regarding center sharpness and vignetting. On the current high resolution sensors however the border and corners resolution falls a bit behind. CAs are a bit on the high side, but can be taken care of in software.
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Overall 5
5.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 3
3.0

Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED DX - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
26 March 2007
  • Conclusion: There's no such thing as a free lunch and the Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED DX is no exception to the rule. The build quality is downright miserable which is probably a sufficient reason alone for some to think about the AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G DX straight from the start. However, the optical quality of the lens is not all that bad. The resolution figures are actually very good and not much worse compared to much higher priced models.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Sharpness 8
8.0

Обзор Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR II. Вторая итерация китового объектива

kaddr.com
23 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Компания Nikon всегда была известна своими знаменитыми стеклами. Более того, даже китовые, бюджетные модели у них были весьма и весьма хороши, предлагая оптимальное качество изображения для тех, кто только ступил на стезю фотографии.
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