Summary: Found one of these on the floor and behind a desk of the newsroom of a near-bankrupt publication I got a job with. It works relatively well, even though it's horribly dirty and I've even dropped it five feet onto a concrete floor while changing lenses. For a half-busted (the zoom gives me resistance now since dropping it like an idiot), dirty, inexpensive lens, it has done remarkably well and stays in my camera bag for those need-to-get, last ditch wide-angle shots.
Summary: This Kit Lens is great for the begginers. You can shoot almost everything within the range. Its good for travelling, landscape or portraits. Everyone should use this lens at-least once. Grab it with your Lovely Nikon DSLR. NIkon the best.
Summary: I've been using this lens as my general purpose lens for my D80 for about three years now. I love this lens! It's been problem free and it shoots great pictures, free of distortion and true to the subject.
Summary: I Have two Nikon Digital Camera's A D-70 and a D-300. I purchased this for a general purpose wide angle lens, for that it meets my expectations. The lens is lighter than I would like, as it is a the Nikon plastic model, however the pictures I have taken with in are crisp and clear. Even in less than adequate light, it still takes a sharp picture. Shooting with the SB-600 flash also produced a very good picture as well at both ends of the spectrum.
Summary: ok, so i got this lens as a kit lens with a d60. when i got my d300s i kept it just bc it had done so well. initially it was pretty sharp for what it is, and af was on par, yet a little slow compared to others. eventually, i started to lose auto focus after about a yr and a half of use. it still tried to af, but always missed. tried in camera calibration to no relief. tried it on a d60 adn d90 body, then a d5000 from a friend and still misses focus.
Good value for the paid price- you get what you pay for
5 December 2009
Summary: Nikon AF Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Lens performs well in the outdoor and good lighting setup. It is sharp, silent, and fast focusing and can deliver good images in outdoor and bright environment while the lens is not very useful in slightly low illumination condition, such as cloudy or indoor setup.
Summary: I dropped my Nikon. Yea, I'm a dodo. I have a Nikon D40 and thankfully, it's still working. However it landed square on the original lens that came with it (18-55mm Nikkor lens) and although it didn't break the glass, it has totally jammed the mechanism and would now cnnnot focus. I considered repairing it but figured repair plus parts would be around $100 dollars...easier to replace if I could find a adequate replacement.