Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR Specifications

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Name Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR

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Manufacturer Nikon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2008
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Lens Type
Lens Type Normal Zoom Lens
Zoom or Prime Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Mount and Compatibility
Mount Nikon (see compatible cameras)
Compatibility Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Closest Focusing Distance 45 cm
Autofocus (AF) Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture f/3,5-5,6
The lens aperture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,5 at 18 mm
f/5,6 at 105 mm
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Elements: 15 elements / 11 groups
Focal Range: 18-105 mm

This is a "DX" lens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to:  27-158 mm

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Diameter 76 mm
Length 89 mm
Weight 420 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Image stabilization Yes, VR
Filter Filter Thread, 67 mm
Lens Hood HB-32 (included)
Tripod mount No (Read more)
Weather sealing No

Product description from Nikon

At launch 2008 Nikon wrote this regarding Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR :

"This 5.8x zoom, designed exclusively for use with Nikonís DX-format, features Nikonís VR image stabilization and is perfect for portraits and action.

Wide-ratio 5.8x zoom
Compact, versatile and ideal for a broad range of shooting situations, ranging from interiors and landscapes to beautiful portraitsóa perfect everyday zoom.

An ED-(Extra-low Dispersion) glass element
Minimizes chromatic aberration, contributing to superior optical performance.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.

Close focusing to 1.48 feet
Creative close-up photography is possible throughout the entire zoom range.

Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.

Aspherical lens element
Virtually eliminates coma and other types of lens aberration, further improving image integrity.

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus.

Rounded 7-blade diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements."

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