Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G review

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Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G. The lens is shown in film slr camera Nikon EL2.


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  4. Unlike the previous version of GII VRII
  5. Main Specifications
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  7. L button
  8. Stabilizer
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  10. Image quality
  11. Sample Photos
  12. My experience
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Shortened Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G in the review I will call Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR.

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G and Nikon D3400 camera

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G and camera Nikon D3400

In short

Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR - the fifth generation of standard lenses for cameras Nikon DX... The first lens in the Nikon AF-P series. In general - good full-time lens. There must be a clear understanding that the whale lenses (supplied lenses) are the simplest in the entire line of zoom lenses Nikon DXand therefore you should not expect high performance from them. These are lenses for a wide range of tasks, they are great for amateur everyday shooting. However, the Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR surprised with its sharpness on a 24 MP camera with an APS-C sensor.

Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR usually comes with some entry-level SLR camera. In such a kit, its cost is low.

And now about the sad:

  • Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR will not work correctly on any Nikon camera released before Nikon D5200 (in fact, until 2013). The lens will not focus either automatically or manually. There is no complete compatibility data with some older cameras.
  • On some older cameras, automatic or manual focusing will work, but it will not be possible to control the stabilizer.
  • To control the stabilizer on some older cameras, you will need to perform a firmware update.
Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G and Nikon D3400 camera

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G and camera Nikon D3400


Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR and his twin brother Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G (without VR) were presented on January 4, 2016, but they found practical application only after they began to complete the camera with these lenses Nikon D3400, which went on sale only in the fall of 2016.

A line of standard (i.e. 'whale') class 18-55 / 3.5-5.6 lenses for cameras Nikon DX:

  1. Nikon 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor SWM Aspherical - first version. It was produced from 2005 to 2006. It exists in two colors - black and gray / silver. Announced with the camera Nikon D50.
  2. Nikon 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII ED AF-S DX Nikkor SWM Aspherical - second version. It was produced from 2006 to 2007. There are no serious differences from the first version, the lenses use the same optical circuit. It exists in two colors - black and gray / silver. Announced with the camera Nikon D40.
  3. Nikon 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Nikkor SWM Aspherical - third version. It was produced from 2007 to the present day. Has a built-in image stabilizer (Nikon VR, Vibration Reduction). Unlike the first two, it does not have 'ED'-elements in its optical scheme. Announced with the camera Nikon D60.
  4. Nikon 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII VR II AF-S DX Nikkor - the fourth version. It has been produced since 2013. Unlike the third version, it has a new optical circuit and can be folded compactly for transportation. Updated stabilization system. For the first time he could be seen with a camera Nikon D3300.
  5. Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G - fifth version. Available since January 2016. It has a new optical circuit and a new stepper focus motor. Went on sale with the camera Nikon D3400.
  6. Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G - the sixth version. The same as the fifth version, but with a built-in image stabilizer. It was presented simultaneously with the fifth version. Went on sale with the camera Nikon D3400.
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50 1: 3.5-6.3 VR - seventh version, for mirrorless cameras such as Nikon z50... Available from Fall 2019. New optical design, foldable body, reduced aperture and built-in image stabilization.

Sigma at one time produced an interesting alternative to similar whale lenses in the face of a faster Sigma Zoom 18-50mm 1: 2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM.

A list of all lenses of the Nikon DX series (for cropped cameras with APS-C sensor) can be viewed here. A list of all AF-P lenses can be found. here.

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G and Nikon D3400 camera

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G and camera Nikon D3400

Unlike the previous version of GII VRII

Key differences from the previous model Nikon AF-S 18-55 / 3.5-5.6GII VR II:

  • the diameter of the filter increased from 52 to 55 mm
  • increased weight by 10 grams
  • focus motor has changed
  • focus speed is much higher
  • focus ring has become electronic
  • there was a function of holding focus while changing the focal length (parfocality), very important when shooting a video
  • there was a function of constant manual focus control M / A
  • lost focus mode switches and stabilizer
  • The optical design has changed. Another aspherical element added to the optical circuit
  • the new model is not compatible with cameras released before 2013

In general terms, the new lens is better than its predecessor.

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G and Nikon D3400 camera

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G and Nikon D3400 Camera

Key Specifications Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G review:

Review Instance Name Near the front lens: Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G VR ∞-0.25m / 0.82ft ø55m. Body: Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G MADE IN THAILAND
Basic properties
  • DX (for Nikon DX) - Lens designed for Nikon DX APS-C cameras
  • AF-P (Auto Fear Ppulse motor, stepping motor) - built-in focusing stepper motor
  • G (Gelded) - no aperture control ring, transfer of focusing distance to the camera
  • IF (Internal focusing) - internal focus
  • Electronic focus ring
  • AS (ASPHERICAL) - the use of special aspherical elements in the optical scheme
  • VR (Vibration Reduction) - built-in image stabilizer, compensates up to 4 steps by shutter speed
  • M / A (autofocus with manual override) - manual focus priority mode
  • SIC (Nikon Super Integrated Coating) - special integrated enlightenment of optics
  • L (Lock) - special lock for parking the lens trunk during transportation
  • 8 processor pins
  • Most often, the lens comes with entry-level Nikon DX cameras
  • Not compatible with a large number of cameras released before 2013.
  • Light weight, compact size
Front Filter Diameter 55 mm, plastic thread for filters
Focal length 18-55 mm EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 27-82.5 mm (that's right, EGF recalculated even for Nikon DX lenses!)
Zoom ratio 3.06 X (it’s customary to talk just about 3x zoom)
Designed by for Nikon DX digital cameras starting in 2013
Number of aperture blades 7 rounded petals
Tags focal lengths for 18, 24, 35, 45 and 55 mm, bayonet mount mark and hood mount. 'L' mark for lens parking.
  • 18 mm: F / 3.5-F / 22
  • 24 mm: F / 4-F / 25
  • 35 mm: F / 4.5-F / 29
  • 45mm: f / 5.3-f / 32
  • 55 mm: F / 5.6-F / 36

The lens is deprived of the aperture control ring, control is via the camera menu (G - lens type)

MDF 0.25 m during autofocus (the maximum magnification ratio for macro photography is 1: 2.6)
The weight 205 g
Optical design 12 elements in 9 groups. The optical scheme includes 2 aspherical elements (in the optical scheme, aspherical elements are shown in blue).

Optical design Nikon 18-55 AF-P VR DX

The image of the circuit is clickable.

The same optical circuit uses Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G

Lens hood HB-N106, bayonet type (not supplied, and must be purchased separately)

The same lens hood is used:

Manufacturer country MADE IN THAILAND (made in Thailand)
Instructions Here
Period Presented on January 4, 2016, went on sale with the release of Nikon D3400

Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR and Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G Are the first kit lenses from Nikon in the 18-55 class, in the optical design of which 2 aspherical elements are used.

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens


Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR assembled in Thailand. The lens uses a plastic bayonet mount, such a bayonet mount is the first sign that the user has a lens from the simplest Nikon Nikkor line of lenses.

Focusing ring plastic, without rubber inserts. zoom ring covered with rubber.

During a change in focal length, the front of the body frame (trunk) moves in a wave-like fashion. The retractable body frame part consists of only one section.

When changing the focal length, the rear lens moves in the middle of the lens body like a pump - it draws in and pushes out air. This behavior of the rear lens is called 'vacuum cleaner effect', which can increase the amount of dust that accumulates in the camera. See the effect of a vacuum cleaner with a lens Nikon 18-105mm f / 3.5-5.6G can here. Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR has such an effect much lower. From the side of the rear lens (when it is deepened), the lenses and other lens fillings are visible at the lens.

On the back of the lens is a small rectangular hood that cuts off excess light and prevents flare.

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens

L button

To start using the lens, you must first unlock it. To do this, you have to press a special button that holds the lens in the 'L' position ('Locked' - 'Locked'), located on the zoom ring and rotate it toward the 18 mm mark, after which a slight click will be heard. To fold the lens, just press the button in exactly the same way and turn the zoom (zoom) ring in the opposite direction. When folded, the lens is noticeably shorter than in the working, with a protruding trunk.

On camera Nikon D90 and, most likely, on many other old cameras, when folded, the camera “does not see” the lens, but in the value field aperture the error 'F - -' blinks. Also, when folded in the viewfinder, everything is blurry.

On camera Nikon D3400, and most likely, on many other modern cameras, when the lens is folded, the camera displays the message "Before you start taking pictures, rotate the zoom ring to lengthen the lens."

UPDATE, critical error

With heavy use, the lens will wear out and the position lock will stop working. This is fraught with the fact that after rotating the zoom ring from 55 to 18 mm, it does not stop (abuts) at the value of 18 mm, but continues to rotate to the folded position. This is very annoying and very disruptive to shooting. The photographer thinks that he has set the widest possible angle of view, but in fact crossed the 'L' line and received a message that the lens is not extended and shooting is prohibited. I think this is a very serious problem with this lens.. I observed this situation with lenses with a range of over 60.000 frames.

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens


Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR uses a stabilizer with the same efficiency as in the previous model Nikon AF-S 18-55 / 3.5-5.6GII VR II. The stabilizer allows you to get 4 steps of compensation excerpts. In numerical terms, this means that you can shoot at shutter speeds 16 times longer than what a lens without a stabilizer requires. For example, when shooting stationary subjects at 55 mm of focal length, instead of being limited to 1/60 sec., You can shoot at 1/4 sec.

The stabilizer works well. The stabilizer can track the movement of the camera while shooting panoramas.

Important: for cameras that were presented before the release of Nikon D3400, and which are compatible with this lens, you should update the firmware to be able to control the stabilizer from the menu. These cameras include models D3300, D5500, D5300, D5200, D7200, D7100 (possibly others, there is no exact data). This is due to the fact that the lens does not have a stabilizer switch. The stabilizer needs to be turned on or off only using the camera menu.

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens


Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR and Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G Are the first lenses to use Nikon's new 'P' focus motor. Lenses are now labeled with a new abbreviation AF-P: 'Auto Fear Pulse motor '-' pulsating focusing motor '. The new 'Pulse Motor' is actually a Stepping Motor.

Canon has long implemented such motors in its whale lenses. First model Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6 IS STM (STepper Motor) was introduced at the beginning of 2013.

The focus motor is very quiet. Auto Focus Speed ​​- Fast (closer to very high).

When used on a camera Nikon D3400 with unpretentious Multi-CAM 1000 focusing system the lens behaves well, rarely focuses incorrectly. I had no problems with focus accuracy and focus.

On camera Nikon D3400 I checked the presence of back and front focus at different focusing distances and different focal length values ​​(infinity and MDF as well). As a measure, the images were taken using the Live View mode (which actually does not suffer from back / front focus). Focusing accuracy using a center cross-type phase focusing sensor was exactly the same as in Live View.

The lens does not have a focus mode switch. To put the lens in manual or automatic focus mode, use the camera menu. In auto focus mode can be supported focus mode 'M / A'... To do this, activate the 'Manual focus ring' item in the camera menu. at AF '. In 'M / A' mode, autofocus works with constant manual focus priority. 'M / A' mode very convenient and useful - for manual focusing or focus correction, you do not need to additionally put the lens in the 'M' mode using the camera menu.

During focusing, the front and rear lenses remain stationary, as the lens uses internal focus 'IF'-'Iinternal Focus' - 'Internal Focusing' (this abbreviation is used on the official website). Thus, it is possible to use any filters without problems, for example polarizing or gradient.

Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR uses electronic focus ring. The ring rotates freely without locking in the extreme positions. In manual focus mode, the ring actively rotates about 120 degrees. During auto focus, the focus ring remains stationary. The focus ring travel is very smooth and pleasant (almost like with old manual lenses). On cameras D810, Nikon D810a, Df,  D750D7200D7100, D5200 the focusing distance previously set by auto focus will be lost when the camera exits standby mode.

The closest focusing distance is only 24 cm. Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR focuses closer than other similar lenses, while the maximum zoom ratio (important for macro photography) is 1: 2.6.

Auto focus with AF-P lenses will only work with cameras (exact list):

D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D3300, D3400, D3500, D7100, D7200, D7500, D500 + D4, D4s, D5D6, Df, D800, D800E, D810, D810a, D850, D750, D780, D600, D610 + Nikon z6, Nikon z6 ii, Nikon z7, Nikon z7 ii, Nikon z5, Nikon z50 with adapter FTZ

Important: some of these cameras will need to use the latest firmware.

Auto and manual focus will not work with cameras (exact list):

D700, D3, D3s, D3x, D1, D1h, D1x, D2x, D2h, D2xs, D2hs, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D50, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D7000, D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100 + Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro, S2 Pro, S3 Pro, S3 Pro UVIR, S5 Pro, IS Pro + Kodak DCS PRO 14n и Kodak DCS Pro SLR / n.


  • There is no depth of field scale, focusing distance and mark for working in the infrared spectrum. There is nothing at all, except for the focal length marks.
  • Focus shift (shift-focus) was not noticed during operation and testing.
  • During focusing on the MDF, the distance from the front lens to the subject is approximately 10 cm.
  • The lens has an effect 'Focus breathing'(changes in viewing angle during focusing).
  • While changing the focal length, the lens holds the focus distance (electronic analogue of the parfocal lens).
Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens. Minimum trunk length when unfolded.

Image quality

The quality depends very much on the settings of the camera or the original RAW Converter, allowing you to automatically correct some lens flaws (geometric distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberration).

There is nothing more difficult than writing about the image quality produced by kit lenses, especially when you know about the capabilities of modern 'real' lenses. However, I would like to point out that the lens is surprisingly sharp in the center of the frame even from open apertures. This is one of the sharpest whale lenses I've shot.

As befits a modern lens, the Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR behaves well in backlight.

In general, the image quality is at a decent level.

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens

Sample Photos

Pictures from Nikon D3400. The photos in the gallery below are shown without processing, on-camera JPEG. A couple of photos were taken with two 'naked' cartridge flashes Godox s45t.

You can download source photos in '.JPG / .JPEG' and '.RAW / .NEF' format at this link.

Pictures from Nikon D5600:

You can download the original photos in RAW format at this link (15 files, 400 MB).

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens


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Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G and Nikon ED AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8 (MKI)

My experience

Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR did not start on my Nikon D90. Nikon had little to pervert Nikon D40 (lost compatibility with a huge amount of optics), now it has touched its whale lenses.

Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR itself is good, the Nikon system, with its amateur cameras, is strange and illogical.

On the official website there are simultaneously 5 relevant models of the class 18-55 / 3.5-5.6 (proof screen, link), users can choose for themselves any color and taste.

The electronic focus ring, the absence of switches and the parking system make modern lenses more and more similar to their mirrorless counterparts.

An accurate list of all Nikon DX Nikkor lenses

  1. 10.5 mm/ 2.8G AF Fisheye [gold ring]
  2. 35 mm/1.8G AF-S
  3. 40 mm/2.8G AF-S Microphone
  4. 85 mm/3.5G AF-S VR Microphone
  5. 10-20 mm/4.5-5.6G AF-P VR
  6. 10-24 mm/3.5-4.5G AF-S
  7. 12-24 mm/4G AF-S [gold ring]
  8. 16-80 mm/ 2.8-4IN AF S VR [gold ring]
  9. 16-85 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  10. 17-55 mm/2.8G AF-S [gold ring]
  11. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S [black / silver]
  12. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S [black / silver]
  13. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  14. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S VR
  15. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-P
  16. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-P VR
  17. 18-70 mm/3.5-4.5G AF-S
  18. 18-105 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Thailand / China]
  19. 18-135 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S
  20. 18-140 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Thailand / China]
  21. 18-200 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Japan / China]
  22. 18-200 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S VR
  23. 18-300 mm/3.5-5.6G VR
  24. 18-300 mm/3.5-6.3G VR
  25. 55-200 mm/4-5.6G AF-S [black / silver, Japan / China]
  26. 55-200 mm/4-5.6G AF-S VR
  27. 55-200 mm/4-5.6GII ED VR
  28. 55-300 mm/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  29. 70-300 mm/4.5-6.3G AF-P
  30. 70-300 mm/4.5-6.3G AF-P VR

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens

Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G lens


Nikon AF-P 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR is a good lens as the first and only one bought with a modern amateur camera. Who just wants to buy a DSLR camera with this lens - feel free to buy. Who knows a lot about photography - look for something else.

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Comments: 261, on the topic: Review of Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G

  • Christina

    Hello, I want to buy such a lens for my d300 camera, please tell me can I make the firmware? If so, where can I find it on the Internet?

    • Michael

      The article says it won't work.

    • Oleg Vasilievich

      Checked today - FOCUS WILL NOT WORK. Even in manual mode

  • anonym

    Good day!
    Is there any point in changing 18-55 AFP to 18-200 BP? (Not which BP2, but the first BP)

    • Michael

      If you want such focal, then it’s worth it. So no

  • Alexander

    Tell me, how does VR stabilization on this lens turn off?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, it turns off. Via the camera menu

      • Gennady (Kiev)

        No matter how I twisted, and no matter how I re-flashed my Nikon D7200 - to the latest firmware (C: Ver.1.04 + Ver.2.017) from the Nikon website ( - nowhere did I find any menus with the ability to cancel VR (control its on / off) !!!
        So, that - not for every device there is such an opportunity, unfortunately.
        It remains to wait and hope for a "new thing" (firmware) ???
        If I'm wrong - tell me who did it !!!

        • Alexander

          5600, 7500 function is available and works. True, the lens loses esque in photo quality.

  • Alexander

    I updated the firmware on the Nikon D5200, you cannot turn off the stabilizer from the menu! There is no such item in the menu! I had to take the same nikon18-55af-p only without VR! In a trailer for such focal VR-is not needed.

      • yyyyyy

        this is d5300 uncle and not 5200, a big difference)))))))

    • Vlad

      Why isn't VR needed? I really wanted to know the facts? I have been using 18-55 without VR for a long time, I really lack stabilization. Especially at shutter speeds of 1/80 or 1/100. It is extremely difficult to take a sharper photo without a tripod.

      • B. R. P.

        At such exposures with such focal lengths there should be no special blur. It depends of course what you are shooting, whether your hands are shaking. What prevents you from shortening your exposure or reading, for example, Arkady's article “How to shoot with your hands”?

  • Alexander

    Bought a kit D5300. I tried to find another zoom lens. I tried Sigma 18-200, Nikon 18-140,18-200, 16-85. but something did not suit. Either color or color reproduction. but most of all sharpness. Even on the same FR. So I think AF-P 18-55 is not so bad, while others are not so good. As a result, I took a fix on 35 mm. And the glass from Zenith began to use
    Example photo without retouching

    • Alexander

      add more photos

      • Alexey

        I can’t resist - focus on the eye, not on the nose. And on business - if they did not suit, but you need a zoom, then try 17-55 / 2.8.

        • Alexander

          I agree with the focus, but what sharpness! every hair on the nose is visible !!!

          • Vitaly N

            Forget about auto modes. Shutter speed 1/1000 and ISO 560. Control the camera yourself.

          • worry

            can he also focus on dynamics?)

        • Alexander

          17-55 for the soul.

        • Alexander

          another cat, though at 16-85

        • Nox

          I can't resist either. The focus can be on the nose :)
          Sometimes it's like that... Spicy!

    • Vitaly N

      What was photographed then? Car or landscape? Neither one nor the other worked. Focus on one point, do not rely on the camera.

      • Alexander

        branded auto, had to crop

        • Vitaly N

          What's the trick here? :) The small pixel matrix loves short exposures. Better be higher ISO and noise than a grease-stained picture. Noises can be fixed, no grease. Set an upper limit of 3200 and do not try to remove at ISO 100.

    • Sergos

      you need to switch to sony and there will be no problems discussed above. to be honest, this is the first time I heard about such a mess. well, okay, everyone went through a screwdriver, but such a sucking of money from people who want to upgrade in the opposite direction .... however ...

  • Alexander

    branded auto, had to crop

  • Dmitriy

    Good day. I want to buy a lens from the review for nikon d5200, but the information about the inability to turn off the stabilizer is embarrassing. Please share your impressions if someone used this lens on the d5200. Most of all interests: whether the stabilizer creates problems when shooting from a tripod? I read that with af-p 70-300 the camera itself turns off the stabilizer when not needed. Maybe 18-55 is similar?

    • Denis

      on D7100, she turned off the stub from my camera even when needed. obviously, when I was holding the camera in my hands, the camera felt that it was on a tripod ...
      oh these new technologies

      • Dmitriy

        Thank you

  • Eugene

    Good time, the lens with the camera was without a hood ... I found two types of hoods on the Internet. Who uses them, tell me which one will be better?

    • Michael


  • Eugene


    • Roman

      Petal for zooms and fixes with a wide angle so that there is no vignette, conical for televisions. Look for a lens hood specifically for your lens, even a replica.

  • Eugene

    The lens is 18-55 AFP ... the petal is clear so that there is no vignette, but the cone will behave like ... I stumbled upon the cone by accident, everywhere in the shops the Internet is petal

    • Roman

      18-55 need a petal hood. Cone for Canon is a laughing stock, it is two centimeters deep, in height of the lowest part of the petal hood. And the one you show is like a hood from a telephoto, and somewhere around 50-70 millimeters. Even if it fits mechanically, it will give the vignette already at 55 mm, and at 18 close almost half the frame.

  • Eugene


  • Dmitriy

    For the d5200, which of 18-55 is preferable: the lens from the review or its previous version?
    Only push buttons are of interest.

    • Ivan

      AF-P focuses better than AF-S. Look at the difference in the video:

      • Vio

        however, Canon STM is still very far away :(

  • Vio

    I want to choose a lens for my D750 for shooting movies with silent and smooth focusing.
    This one focuses noisily, albeit not jerkyly :(
    Nikon to Kenon in this matter - sho crustaceans to the Moon
    :( Any Canon zoom with STM motor focuses SILENTLY! NEVER and
    NO ONE will hear the noise from the motor in the video, even at maximum
    And the rotating front lens is generally an anachronism and mockery! The same analogue from Kenon with STM (at least 18-55, at least 18-135) does not rotate and using a polarik is a nice thing.
    So that :(
    I’ll buy a better Canon 18-55 IS STM for my second Canon 50D and get what I want :( It’s a pity that I have to hold a second Canon 50D camera because of this.

  • Victor

    Works on 5200 with new firmware, but nothing appeared in the new menu.

  • Alexander

    there are two lenses
    nikon 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6g vr af-s dx nikkor
    Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G
    which one is best suited for the D5300 by a beginner photographer himself (very beginner :)) and there is also a D5100,
    I got it by accident, and I want to try my hand and so spend the time pleasantly and with benefit.
    one I want to sell and buy a better lens.
    please tell me to leave and what else to take?
    thanks in advance

    • Ivan

      In AF-P version, fast and quiet focusing. This is especially ideal for video filming. But AF-P only supports D5300. D5100, unfortunately, no. Any other lens is hard to recommend, but I would recommend playing around with the Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.8G. This is a good, light fix for different types of shooting, and it's also quite cheap.

      • worry

        And how does the tracking autofocus work out for him? for example a moving rocker))

  • Nicholas

    Perhaps the best 18-55 from Nikon.
    With good sharpness and fast autofocus (better and quieter than 18-140 and 24-120 / 4).
    Covers full frame at 24-55 with normal vignette (slightly more than 24-120 / 4).
    At 18mm - a funny pseudo fish.
    Has a very comfortable MDF.

  • Albert

    And yet, there was no answer. Why is the stabilizer so bad? focus speed is slow or? I look at an inexpensive lens to remove the shake.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      And who does he say that he is bad?

      • Albert

        in the reviews, the people are actively disconnecting, I assumed. I plan to take one tomorrow. because I used to shoot on d80 (and I bought it when it just came out), now I replaced it with 7100, I encountered that there is a shake on all the pictures. that's why I decided to take it with a stabilizer in order to get used to the camera.

    • Victor

      For its money, a top-end lens, with excellent sharpness and stabilization) It's a pity that it doesn't use old carcasses.

  • Nathan

    And what is Radozhiva?

    • Specialist

      -NS? Why s? -So no one would guess!

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Site name

  • Dima

    Nikon here threw the owners of old cameras) At Canon, all new STM lenses work great on ancient DSLRs. But not here)

  • Dmitro

    Maybe someone will need it. By freezing the physical zoom at the minimum focusing distance for several of my lenses. Methodology: focusing ring at the minimum distance, model – vertical line. Focus is caught by moving the camera forward/backward. Pouches in the photo.

    • Dmitro

      Forgetting to be more important: zoom to max, camera – D5300 (totally crop).

  • Dmitro

    Zoom at the minimum focusing distance.

  • Dmitro

    Scale at the minimum focusing distance (photo not available).

  • Dmitro

    The scale is at the minimum focusing distance (please, please remove the first 2 comments more accurately, without losing respect for the size).

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