Follow your creative instincts wherever they take you with the new AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. Featuring a stepping motor – a first*1 for NIKKOR lenses – and built-in Vibration Reduction, the 18-55mm*2 lens lets you seize every photo opportunity with speed and stealth. Perfect for Nikon’s D3000-series and D5000-series*3 cameras, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR’s light, compact design make it easy to capture any moment.
Autofocus (AF) movements are now smoother than ever before with NIKKOR’s first*1 lens with a stepping motor. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR accelerates phase-detection AF speeds and contrast-detection AF speeds. With a reduction in noise within the AF drive, this lens is great for shooting stills and even better for videos.
With 2 aspherical lens elements, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR offers superior optical performance that minimises lens aberrations and distortions. Every captured image is portrayed in remarkable clarity. Built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) compensates for shake caused by hand-held movements and provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster*4, enabling you to capture sharper and crisper images, even from a moving vehicle.
Adopting a new settings system on the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, you can now access the options for Auto Focus/Manual Focus and VR right from the camera’s menu*5. This eliminates unintentional setting changes that may occur and helps create a smoother, more seamless shoot. It measures only 64.5mm (diameter) by 62.5mm (length) when retracted, and has a weight of approximately 205g. With a retractable lens mechanism, this lens is highly lightweight and portable.
*1 Some 1 NIKKOR lenses have adopted a stepping motor.
*2 Angle of view is equivalent to that of a 27-82.5 mm lens in FX/35mm format.
*3 Compatible with D5500, D5300 and D3300.
*4 When attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
*5 AF/MF and VR ON/OFF controls from the camera’s menu are only available with D5500, D5300 and D3300.
1. 1. Key Features
A stepping motor built into the lens contributes to fast AF speed and quiet, smooth focusing operation.
As AF-P lenses incorporate a stepping motor, the number of compatible cameras are limited. For compatible cameras, some models require a firmware update.
The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR employs a retractable lens mechanism as with the current AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, ensuring a compact and light, highly portable body.
* Angle of view is equivalent to that of a 27-82.5 mm lens in FX/35mm format.
The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR employs an optical system that provides the optical performance equivalent to that of the highly evaluated AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II.
The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR realizes an effect equivalent to 4.0 stops faster based on CIPA Standard*, which is a measurement method of blur-correction effect common to most camera/lens manufacturers.
* When attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
The focus mode switch and VR switch that are less frequently used have been eliminated, so AF/MF selection and VR ON/OFF can now be performed with the camera menus, preventing unwanted setting change caused by unintentional switch operation. The status of settings can be confirmed in the information display.
* The number of compatible cameras is limited.
Fmount, Type G AF-P DX lens with built-in CPU and F mount
12elements in, 9groups, (2 aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view
76° to 28° 50'
Minimum focus distance
0.25m (0.9ft), from focal plane at all zoom positions
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
55mm, (P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. 64.5 mm maximum diameter x 62.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx.205g (7.3 oz.)
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Focus distance indicator
Focal length scale
Graduated in millimeters (18, 24, 35, 45, 55)
Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
55 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-55A Rear Lens Cap
1. Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice.
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