The streamlined design keeps the lens compact and comfortable for everyday carry. You can even retract the barrel when it’s not in use for superior portability.
Everyday life: compact, lightweight 3.1x zoom lens
Covers the popular 18–55mm focal length range (35mm equivalent: 27–82.5mm) with f/3.5–5.6 maximum aperture. From portraits to landscapes, this lens is perfect for capturing all kinds of photos. It’s also ideal for shooting HD movies.
Smooth, fast autofocus: Nikon’s Stepping Motor
Nikon’s new Stepping Motor focuses quickly and is ideal for shooting movies. Thanks to the new motor, this lens performs more quietly and is even faster than its predecessor. When zooming in to capture a photo, you can bring subjects into focus instantly and with absolute precision. When you’re shooting video footage, the motor allows you to smoothly shift focus from subject to subject with practically no drive noise.
Nikon quality images
This DX-format NIKKOR lens is specifically designed to make the most of your Nikon D-SLR’s high pixel count and advanced image sensor. Two aspherical lens elements minimise spherical aberration and other forms of distortion for high-resolution photos and movies with vivid colour, striking contrast, and crisp detail.
Switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus using the camera menu*. With no switches on the lens barrel itself, there’s no chance of accidentally changing settings when you want to take the shot.
The portable lens for everyday use
Ultra-compact and lightweight, this is an ideal walk-around lens. The lens body weighs just 195 g, and you can retract it to a mere 62.5 mm when it’s not in use, making it easier to carry with you everywhere you go.