Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX
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4 May 2014
Excerpt: The lens was sent via flat envelope. Box with proper packing materials should have been used.<br /><br />The box was crumpled and torn and looks very old. <br /><br />The rear lens cap was non-Nikon product.<br /><br />The lens look like a return item and not new.
Excerpt: Great lens, esp. for the low cost. My 35mm Nikors, from the film days, all cost much more. My only regret is that it's cost is so low, that there's no value to me to trade it on the Nikon 18-140. I have had no flare issues as one review indicated. It's fast, quiet and works well on my D7000.<br />If I had it to do again, I'd op for the 18-105 as the 55 seems to come up short sometimes.
Excerpt: I love this lens - for the price it does a phenomanal job as an all-around lens. It came as a kit lens with my camera, and when I finally broke the mount by harsh treatment (switching lenses without first turning off the camera), I was determined to replace it. I opted not to get the VR version (this is so light anyway, and I have read there can be a very very slight reduction in quality with the VR).
Excerpt: I dropped my nikon camera out of the camera case by accident and couldn't repair it due to no companies locally around. I got on chat with someone on this site and she was very useful telling me the repair costs and that it would be cheaper to replace the lens than get it repaired. very satisfied with the site and will reorder in the future.
Summary: Three years after I received this lens in a D3100 kit it continues to perform very well. It is a general workhorse I use for hundreds of web portraits, small product shoots, 16x20 inch wall portraits and artistic images.
Summary: This is the kit lens that came with my D60. I was more than happy with it in the first couple of years until I bought the AF-S DX Nikkor 35 mm f/1.8 lens. Then I knew what I was missing in terms of sharpness and the ability to take pictures in low light. Now I don't consider it a good lens at all, but it is a great choice for those who are on a tight budget and those who are picking up photography as a new hobby.
Excerpt: I bought it to replace the factory lens which broke. Everything works and looks exactly the same as the original. My only issue was when I first attached it, my camera wouldn't recognize the af-s until I restarted the camera a few times. Might have been my camera but it works like a charm now. If I had to say, better than the stock lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight