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  • Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF AF Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF AF Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

by Nikon

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  • Includes - LC-77 77mm snap-on front lens cap, LF-1 rear lens cap, HB-23 bayonet hood supplied with new items only.
  • 1.94x Zoom
  • One ED Glass Lens Elements - Extra-low Dispersion glass minimizes chromatic aberration-aspherical elements minimize distortion and allow for smaller, lighter weight designs
  • The M/A mode allows immediate switching between manual and autofocus operation. Automatic focusing will only work on cameras that do not require a built-in motor in the lens.
  • Focuses to 1.1 feet - Superior optical performance even at close-focusing distances
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Important Warranty Information: All Nikkor autofocus lenses from Nikon Inc. USA include four years of Nikon Extended Service Coverage at no charge. Be sure to look for the Nikon ESC certificate with every Nikkor lens purchase you make.


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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.3 x 3.3 inches ; 13.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00005LE7A
  • Item model number: 1998
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 22, 2002

Product Description

This lightweight, compact, ultrawide to wide angle zoom lens that has an ED glass element that reduces chromatic aberrations and provides excellent optical performance - even at maximum aperture. An aspheric lens element helps to improve optical performance and compact design and a focus distance of 1 (0.3m) to infinity is ideal for landscapes, snapshot, candid, environment, close-up and full-length portrait photography. Other features include: Nikon D-type design provides precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes Internal Focusing design allows for smooth and fast autofocus High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating offers excellent color reproduction and minimizes ghost and flare A rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural Filter attachment does not rotate during focusing or zooming Item Specifications: Product Description: Nikon Zoom-Nikkor wide-angle zoom lens - 18 mm 35 mm Lens System: Wide-angle zoom lens Mounting Type: Nikon F Lens Aperture: F/3.5-4.5 Focal Length: 18 mm - 35 mm Optical Zoom: 2 x Min Focus Range: 11.8 in Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual Lens Construction: 8 group(s) / 11 element(s) Special Functions: Wide angle, zoom Filter Size: 77 mm Length: 3 in Weight: 13 oz

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This lens is a great value for me.
JHafer
The images I have shot with this lens have all featured superb contrast, are very sharp, and have beautiful color rendition.
Roger J. Buffington
It is very product, wide angle and works very fast.
Ammar Al Thuwaini

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

62 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Roger J. Buffington TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 9, 2006
This is just a plain sweetheart of a lens. It covers the useful 18-35 mm range (which is 27-52mm on a Nikon digital SLR, which is a VERY useful range). This lens costs less than half the price of the (expensive) professional Nikon 17-35, and does almost as nice a job. Sufficiently nice, in fact, that most amateurs will not discern much, if any, difference. While not built like a tank, I think that the quality of construction on this one is excellent, and more than adequate for enthusiastic amateurs and even some pros.

On a Nikon digital SLR, which will use the center portion of this lens (due to the size of the sensor in the SLR) you can expect excellent, even spectacular results. This is a fabulous lens for landscape and nature shots, portraits, or just plain walking around taking pictures. Someone who only wanted one lens that was not a telephoto could do much worse than to select this excellent, versatile lens. This one is great for parties, vacations, and the works.

The images I have shot with this lens have all featured superb contrast, are very sharp, and have beautiful color rendition. There just is not a lot not to like about this lens. I give it 4 stars for overall performance, but 5 stars for value and price/performance. Some lenses just get it all together and work and become keepers. This is one of those.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By HK on November 3, 2011
Like many others I was debating between this and the 20-35 and 17-35..but it all comes down to what your needs are and how deep your pockets are..right? I wanted a lens for landscape and this fit the bill nicely. If you plan on using a tripod, you don't need fast glass anyhow..right? This lens does struggle in low-light, hand held..but like I said..what are your needs? If you are in need of a landscape wide angle lens and want to save some bucks..this is it. It's plenty sharp..especially when you start stopping it down to 5.6 or more. There is distortion on the ends..but like I said..if you are doing landscapes, just frame accordingly.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Roebear on February 2, 2010
Have had the lens for a few years and probably 15,000+ images on 3 Nikon cameras. No repairs or apparent wear, it is tougher than it looks, even dropped it once, no problems.
Excellent color rendition, contrast and sharpness for the price. While the build and quality not quite up to the pro lenses, you get quite close to their quality for half the price, especially with digital cameras.
Beautiful lens allowing a great variety of shots from family gatherings to landscapes, it serves as my prime lens unless I am going for the greatest possible detail such as large landscape prints but that is not
to say this lens will not provide snappy 8 x 10 and larger, it does!

I wish it had a little more range than 18-35, but then I always want more, but could not get it with this kind of performance and price.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ethan Anderson on December 11, 2010
The Nikon 18-35 is a consumer-grade ultra-wide zoom (the Nikon 17-35 and 16-35 are the comparable pro-level lenses). The 18-35 is much cheaper and lighter than the pro lenses, and the build quality is a little less robust. Having said that, the 18-35 is an outstanding lens for the price, and is very easy to lug around all day on trips. It is well-made and can easily handle the abuse of travel and daily use in basically any environment. The lens feels perfectly balanced on a D700, and I tend to carry that combination all day when on trips.

Performance is surprisingly good, with great saturation and color. I usually shoot mine wide open at 18mm (f3.5) for a little background separation, and while the corners are definitely not sharp, they're not distracting. The corners get better a few stops up, but they're never really pin-sharp at 18mm. At settings above 18mm, the softness goes away and the images at 24 to 35mm look excellent. This lens works perfectly for most street photography, family snapshots, action photos, nature shots, and travel photography, but does not fare as well for architectural or true landscape shots due to the softness in the corners, though it's still usable if you're very careful about what you put in the corners. Autofocus (with the D700) is fast and accurate enough for action photos of my golden retriever at close range.

I've been using this lens with a D700 for over a year now, and if I could improve one thing about it I would skip the corner sharpness and go for slightly faster glass. This lens really only makes sense for FX bodies, and if it were just a little faster it would really be perfect. As it is though it's tied with the Nikon 50mm f1.8 for my favorite lens. It's tough, light, and takes beautiful images for less than half the price of the pro lenses.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. Montesano on July 22, 2011
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This replaced an unfortunate Tamron WA purchase which I regretted immediately. For the price I don't think you can get better Nikon optics. Distortion is fairly high at the widest end and you get vignetting at 18mm if using with a standard thickness filter. Construction feels solid. Recently there appears to be a dust spot that's worked its way into the lens but after backpacking around the world for a year I guess that's to be expected.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Five Eyes on January 1, 2011
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This is less a review than a correction to Amazon's description of the product pending the update I requested. This lens does not as stated come with an 72mm lens cap. It comes with a 77mm lens cap, and uses 77mm filters. I had to return the filters I bought with this lens, since they were the wrong size. Check out the Nikon USA and Adorama web sites for confirmation on this.
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