A compact, lightweight DX-format zoom lens — for great everyday photography
With its wide-angle to normal zoom range and compact build, this is an excellent walk-around lens. You’ll always be ready to tackle a whole host of subjects, from city shots and landscapes to family sporting events and action-packed HD movies. Whatever your subject, Nikon’s Vibration Reduction keeps images sharp even in low light situations. The streamlined design keeps the lens compact and comfortable for everyday carry.
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.
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.
This DX-format 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, so you can enjoy high-resolution photos and movies with vivid colour, striking contrast, and crisp detail.
Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction keeps images sharp, even in low light situations. Designed to enable more stable handheld shooting, VR lets you shoot at up to four stops slower. Whether you’re taking portraits, group shots, or capturing a stunning landscape, this means you’ll be able to capture blur-free images time after time. You can turn VR on or off using the camera menu.*
Switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus, and turn VR on and off 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.
Ultra-compact and lightweight, this is an ideal walk-around lens. The lens body weighs just 205 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.
* Only works with compatible cameras: D5500/D5300/D3300 and later models. Compatible cameras may require a firmware update.
12 elements in 9 groups (including 2 Aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view
Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 76°-28°50′
Autofocus controlled by stepping motor; separate focus ring for manual focus
Minimum focus distance
0.25m from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 64.5 x 62.5mm
55mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-55A, Rear Lens Cap