Nikkor DX kit lens group test: 18-55mm vs 18-70mm vs 18-135mm vs 18-200mm VR
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.
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, Affordab...
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 18-200m...
Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II - Review / Test Report
11 November 2010
Conclusion: The lens shows pronounced distortion towards the short end of the focal range, but that's a quite typical behaviour in this class. The lens features a silent but not overly fast AF-S drive, which makes it compatible with any current Nikon DSLR.
Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED DX - Review / Test Report
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.
Обзор Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR II. Вторая итерация китового объектива
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.