Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Zoom Lens

f/3.5 to 5.6 - MPN: 2176
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Vibration Reduction minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, enabling sharper pictures hand held at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possibleHybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types of lensNikon exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation
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Product Title Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Zoom Lens
Manufacturer Nikon
Lowest Price $99.95 from Cameta Camera
Power Score 4.2 | 190 Reviews
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Camera Labs – Nikkor DX 18-55mm VR review
3.5 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Jan 4, 2009

The Nikkor DX 18-55mm VR is the company's latest budget kit lens, designed for use with its entry-level DSLRs. It's the standard bundle with the D60 but also available separately for anyone who wants an affordable stabilised lens for their Nikon DX-format body. The DX 18-55mm VR delivers the same 27-83mm equivalent range as its predecessor, the DX 18-55mm II, and also shares the same f3.5-5.6 focal ratio, but the big new feature is the inclusion of Vibration Reduction to counteract camera-shake. Considering its low price, the budget Nikkor is classier than you might imagine. Find out how it compares against other general-purpose zooms in our Nikkor DX 18-55mm VR review and see its highlights in our video tour.

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Best Budget Nikon Zoom Lens
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 14, 2008

Bestcovery experts have rated the Nikon 18-55mm AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens as a best pick for the Best Budget Nikon Zoom Lens. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Nikon AF-S DX VR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Nikkor
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Dec 14, 2010

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GREAT EVERYDAY SHOOTER
4 Star Review   By NJSteve on Adorama - Aug 21, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

It's obvious reading some of these reviews that a lot of you aren't experienced or semi-pro photographers. This lens is an "everyday shooter," meaning I wouldn't use this lens to shoot a wedding. Then I read the one review where the person was complaining because he couldn't zoom in on a bush from a riverboat - well, duh, it's a 55mm lens. If you wanted to focus in on a bush, you should've had a 200, 300 or 400mm lens!!! In short, this is a great, out-of-box, turnkey everyday shooting lens.

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Works well
3 Star Review   By Runway King. on Adorama - May 14, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Lens is consistant. Slow auto focus in low light. Color and brightness is amazing.

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would buy again
4 Star Review   By Shawn wreath maker on Adorama - Apr 9, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I replaced the lens I broke.

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A suprisingly good cheap lens
3 Star Review   By PhotoPeter on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I got this lens kitted with my first digital Nikon (the D5100). The optics are actually quite good, but beware of wild distortion at the wide end (the in-camera auto distortion control seems to correct it). My main complaint is that manual focus is a joke

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Replacement for lens that fell apart
4 Star Review   By DW on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Loved this lens for several years. Had to replace it after it fell apart in checked luggage. My bad, but...

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Great buy
5 Star Review   By Jacob on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Lens was in excellent condition. Looked brand new. Works very well.

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great product
5 Star Review   By LoveNikon on Adorama - Jan 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great product. Good as new.

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Very Good Quality Refurbished Nikon Lens
4 Star Review   By russraman on Adorama - Aug 24, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I purchased this refurbished 18-55mm DX VR lens from Adorama immediately after first purchasing a refurbished 55-300mm DX VR lens directly from the Nikon Outlet online store. Both lens arrived in excellent condition, but the Adorama lens was significantly

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didn't last long
2 Star Review   By robinseeber on Adorama - Jun 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I loved this lens, but one tiny bump and it was gone! broken and un-usable, so would I recommend? sure long as you only use it where there is lots of padding and cushions, it sure won't last long !

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Great standard for focal length range
4 Star Review   By Photoart Den on Adorama - Jun 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

While I've got jazzy micro, telephoto and wide angle lenses, this is the one that's always ready to go in my bag.

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Vibration Reduction minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, enabling sharper pictures hand held at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possibleHybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types of lensNikon exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation
Summary
Product Title Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Zoom Lens
Manufacturer Nikon
Lowest Price $99.95 from Cameta Camera
Power Score 4.2 | 190 Reviews
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Today's Average: $152.76
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Camera Labs – Nikkor DX 18-55mm VR review
3.5 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Jan 4, 2009

The Nikkor DX 18-55mm VR is the company's latest budget kit lens, designed for use with its entry-level DSLRs. It's the standard bundle with the D60 but also available separately for anyone who wants an affordable stabilised lens for their Nikon DX-format body. The DX 18-55mm VR delivers the same 27-83mm equivalent range as its predecessor, the DX 18-55mm II, and also shares the same f3.5-5.6 focal ratio, but the big new feature is the inclusion of Vibration Reduction to counteract camera-shake. Considering its low price, the budget Nikkor is classier than you might imagine. Find out how it compares against other general-purpose zooms in our Nikkor DX 18-55mm VR review and see its highlights in our video tour.

Read the full review »

Best Budget Nikon Zoom Lens
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 14, 2008

Bestcovery experts have rated the Nikon 18-55mm AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens as a best pick for the Best Budget Nikon Zoom Lens. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Nikon AF-S DX VR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Nikkor
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Dec 14, 2010

Testseek.com has collected 10 expert reviews for Nikon AF-S DX VR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Nikkor and the average expert rating is 75 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
GREAT EVERYDAY SHOOTER
4 Star Review   By NJSteve on Adorama - Aug 21, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

It's obvious reading some of these reviews that a lot of you aren't experienced or semi-pro photographers. This lens is an "everyday shooter," meaning I wouldn't use this lens to shoot a wedding. Then I read the one review where the person was complaining because he couldn't zoom in on a bush from a riverboat - well, duh, it's a 55mm lens. If you wanted to focus in on a bush, you should've had a 200, 300 or 400mm lens!!! In short, this is a great, out-of-box, turnkey everyday shooting lens.

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Works well
3 Star Review   By Runway King. on Adorama - May 14, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Lens is consistant. Slow auto focus in low light. Color and brightness is amazing.

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would buy again
4 Star Review   By Shawn wreath maker on Adorama - Apr 9, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I replaced the lens I broke.

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A suprisingly good cheap lens
3 Star Review   By PhotoPeter on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I got this lens kitted with my first digital Nikon (the D5100). The optics are actually quite good, but beware of wild distortion at the wide end (the in-camera auto distortion control seems to correct it). My main complaint is that manual focus is a joke

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Replacement for lens that fell apart
4 Star Review   By DW on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Loved this lens for several years. Had to replace it after it fell apart in checked luggage. My bad, but...

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Great buy
5 Star Review   By Jacob on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Lens was in excellent condition. Looked brand new. Works very well.

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great product
5 Star Review   By LoveNikon on Adorama - Jan 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great product. Good as new.

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Very Good Quality Refurbished Nikon Lens
4 Star Review   By russraman on Adorama - Aug 24, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I purchased this refurbished 18-55mm DX VR lens from Adorama immediately after first purchasing a refurbished 55-300mm DX VR lens directly from the Nikon Outlet online store. Both lens arrived in excellent condition, but the Adorama lens was significantly

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didn't last long
2 Star Review   By robinseeber on Adorama - Jun 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I loved this lens, but one tiny bump and it was gone! broken and un-usable, so would I recommend? sure long as you only use it where there is lots of padding and cushions, it sure won't last long !

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Great standard for focal length range
4 Star Review   By Photoart Den on Adorama - Jun 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

While I've got jazzy micro, telephoto and wide angle lenses, this is the one that's always ready to go in my bag.

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little one
4 Star Review   By Berny on Adorama - Apr 3, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Very nice lens for its low price, excellent for amateur photography.

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Nice basic lens
4 Star Review   By Zapal on Adorama - Mar 14, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

A light basic, but well performing lens. The plastic is cheap feeling but performs surprisingly well.

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ok
5 Star Review   By unkmomn on Adorama - Mar 13, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

nice

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ok
4 Star Review   By juk on Adorama - Mar 5, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

nice

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good universality
5 Star Review   By Aleshha on Adorama - Dec 19, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

wide range (also good for macro)

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Great Wide Angle, Poor "Zoom" Lens!
2 Star Review   By Anemone on Adorama - Oct 31, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens came with my D5100 kit, and as expect (as I've been told by multiple people, including the sales person) the kit lenses do not perform that great. When in wide angle/zoomed out, the pictures are fantastic, but when using anything between 35mm-55

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Incredible price to quality ratio
4 Star Review   By Zeorod on Adorama - Aug 28, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I find this lens most useful of all my lenses. I even bought the awsome 17-55 2.8, but got tired of lugging that bohemoth around and preferred to keep the $1200 dollar price difference.

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Great All-Around Kit Lens
4 Star Review   By klaussito on Adorama - Aug 28, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great daylight walk-around lens. For normal everyday shooting this is probably all you need. Very sharp, good contrast and color rendition Refurbished (usually under a hundred bucks) this is an incredible bargain! You have to be careful with the plastic m

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Pro sharpness at a low cost.
5 Star Review   By Morewithless on Adorama - Aug 14, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

There isn't much this little lens can't do. It works perfectly. For under $200 this could be the only lens you ever need. The optics in this lens let it perform like a pro lens. It is very sharp. It's not a super fast focusing lens, but it is dead on. Nev

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Good lens
4 Star Review   By thinshane on Adorama - Aug 9, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This would be a good lens at any price, and it's a great lens at this price. Nice and sharp, it's light, and the VR is great. It's not my first refurbished Nikon product, and it probably won't be my last. I'd get another in a heartbeat if I had the need a

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Good Kit Lens
4 Star Review   By John Doe on Adorama - Aug 8, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Bought my D500 used without the kit lens. Glad I bought this since it's smaller and lighter than the 55-200 lens that came with my camera.

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Nikon 18-55
5 Star Review   By Steve B on Adorama - Aug 7, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Dropped and broke the kit lens. Bought this as a replacement from Adorama. Bought a refurbished one, [...] a great price. Completely satisfied! Adorama always does a good job!

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Hard to beat for general photography.
5 Star Review   By Tompilot on Adorama - Aug 7, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens is much better than I expected. The VR works very well. Is it better than a pro lens? No. If you just like to take pictures, it is hard to pass up at this price point. Remember that this lens has a plastic mount. Don't pick up the camera by the

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Can't beat it for this price
4 Star Review   By Half Pie on Adorama - Aug 7, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

For anyone on a tight budget or starting out this is a good lens. Best to stick to AF as the manual focus ring is not very nice to use being very narrow and at the end of the lens. However, for the money it's great value.

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Great multi use lens.
5 Star Review   By Propicturetaker on Adorama - Aug 7, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens is a very inexpensive backup lens.

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I would buy this product again and again
5 Star Review   By Bob on Adorama - Aug 7, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

For a inexpensive lens it is very good. It is the lens I use most of the time. Slow focus in low light but that is also due to camera and not the lens. Excellent for the price.

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I would buy this product again
5 Star Review   By otpp on Adorama - Aug 4, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Best product for the money. Very light, so I use it for traveling. VR is a big help for longer exposures.

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Lense
5 Star Review   By Kathy on Adorama - Aug 1, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This is the lense that came with my D5000. I have been quite pleased with it's performance. However, if you are looking for close ups you'll need another lense for that. I wait about six months before I purchased a 55-200mm lense from Adorama and was extr

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Excellent piece of glass
5 Star Review   By Charlie on Adorama - Aug 1, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Really sharp piece of glass. The boken from this is remarkable and good for night photography

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Refurbished Nikon 18-55mm lens FINE
5 Star Review   By Stever on Adorama - Jul 31, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Took on recent vacation and pleased with versatility on my D7000.

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Disappointed
1 Star Review   By Scooter22 on Adorama - Jul 31, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Bought this lens as a lightweight alternative to my 18-200, which can be a little intimidating at social functions. It certainly is lightweight, with a nice range for these situations, but I've been consistently disappointed with results. Sharpness is jus

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A v ery sharp lens on 16Mp D7000
4 Star Review   By Willy on Adorama - Jul 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I use this lens as a carry lens on camera most of the time along with the Nikon 35mm F1.8. It is a bit slow in lower light but on D700 I just crank up ISO. Is a quite good lens for landscape photography and also inexpensive so if damaged could easily repl

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Great lens, great value
5 Star Review   By kmpdx on Adorama - Jul 24, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I got this lens to use with with a D300s. It's nice and light, responsive,and very sharp. With the 18-55 plus a 70-300 VR, I have everything covered with just 2 lenses, and for a reasonable amount spent. The 18mm focal length is equivalent to the widest l

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Perfect
4 Star Review   By nc on Adorama - Jul 24, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great everyday lens. Gives consistent results and is lightweight making it easy to carry when weight and space is an issue.

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Fair price for a good kit lens
4 Star Review   By funnyangles on Adorama - Jul 24, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Fair price for a decent kit replacement kit lens.[...]

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Better than expected and great for the p
4 Star Review   By blue0knight on Adorama - Jul 19, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I didn't have a lot of expectations from this lens at first, because of the reviews I read, the low price I bought it for, and that it was a refurbished lens. However, I was surprised when I took pictures with it. Not only were they sharp, but the colors

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In-expensive semi-wide to short-tele
5 Star Review   By CarpNCod on Adorama - Jul 18, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Seventy percent of the time, my walk around lens is a 70-300mm zoom. Ten percent of the remainder is low-light or macro stuff. The other 20 percent gets handled by this 18-55mm zoom. It is wide enough to get group snap-shots, and the few landscapes I take

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Refurbished Nikon 18-55mm Lens
5 Star Review   By John on Adorama - Jul 18, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I use my camera mostly for adventure travel. My Nikon D-40 and Nikon 18-55mm lens rarely disappoints me. Both serve my needs quite well.

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Great lens!
5 Star Review   By POP on Adorama - Jul 18, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

My comments mostly mirror those of Ken Rockwell ([@]), where I learned about Adorama in the first place. My only significant complaint is the very small manual focus ring makes manual focusing a bit difficult. There are times when I prefer manual focus.

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Excellent lense, excellent value!!
5 Star Review   By KimMetz on Adorama - Jul 17, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I did a lot of research and decided on this lens and was not disappointed.

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Nikon 18mm -" 55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR
5 Star Review   By Pink Panther Fan on Adorama - Jul 11, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

So far so good. Was surprised at the significantly larger size from the original Nikon D40 kit lens, the non-VR 18-55 DX.

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Good as New
5 Star Review   By Takeitez on Adorama - Jul 10, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Space and weight mandated only one lens could make the trip to India and Paris. Price made it the only affordable option. It came through splendidly. The lens is light and fast and was perfect for 98% of the shots I wanted to take. The VR feature made 1/4

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great all around lens
5 Star Review   By kmpdx on Adorama - Jul 10, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Some background: I've had Nikons for a long time, and finally upgraded to a DSLR. With my film cameras, I only used fixed lenses, preferring to sacrifice convenience for sharpness. After doing a lot of research, I decided to make the 18-55 my basic lens f

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Great purchase!
4 Star Review   By N/A on Adorama - Jul 7, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

As far as I can tell, the refurbished edition is as good as other new Nikon lenses I've purchased. I would definitely purchase another refurbished lens.

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Great product
5 Star Review   By Joe on Adorama - Jul 6, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Wonderful for family pictures. Used it to photograph wakeboarders and captured some great photos of mid-air acrobatics. I bought a refurbished lens, but you wouldn't know it.

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Just what expect from Nikon and Adorama
5 Star Review   By ffscj on Adorama - Jul 5, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Bought this refurbished lens for the family member of a friend who just bought a used D40. Lens[...] looked brand new. Have this lens myself and it has served me well as a starter lens

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Very good lens
5 Star Review   By Ray on Adorama - Jul 5, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great lens and works perfectly.

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Not just a kit lens
4 Star Review   By Tony on Adorama - Jul 3, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great for use at indoor party's. You don't have to worry about the lens getting damaged since it's the cheapest one in your bag. I did not get this lens as a kit lens. I was very unhappy with my Tamron 18-270mm, so I bought this to hold me over until I go

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The Kit Lens to Come Back To
4 Star Review   By RedRocks on Adorama - Jul 3, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I lent my non-VR version of this lens to dad for one of his cameras, and even though I have an 18-105 I always wondered what I was missing. When the chance came I snapped one of these up, and the upside is a lighter, more compact kit I can tuck in the pac

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A super lens for the price!
5 Star Review   By ranydl on Adorama - Jul 3, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

A true bargain for this level of performance. This lens can duplicate the images of lenses costing 5 to 10 times this price. The plastic construction could be a problem in professional usage, but is fine for me. The reconditioned price from Adorama is a s

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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR
3 Star Review   By Fernando on Adorama - Jul 3, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

One of the most reasonably priced lenses offered by Nikon. Would qualify for must-have if it had a larger aperture, but for the price, and with Vibration Reduction, it does the job.

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Much better pictures with this lens!
5 Star Review   By DonaldIg on Adorama - Jul 3, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great compatibility with my Nikon D50. Originally I bought it with 50mm fixed focus lens and that one was not compatible with matrix weighted measurement system for the exposure, all photos were a little bit overexposed in the auto mode. With this lens th

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Great Product [...]
4 Star Review   By Diver and Mick on Adorama - Jun 20, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

We somehow lost ours lens on a trip to the beach just a week before we left on our vacation. This one was the cheapest anywhere and it a perfect replacement. It is in perfect shape and works great! [...]

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Great Lens
4 Star Review   By bigpicture on Adorama - Jun 20, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Nice lens for landscape photography.

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great lens
4 Star Review   By Dan on Adorama - Jun 19, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

close up for wedding

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Nikon 18-55mm lens with VR
4 Star Review   By Stina3246 on Adorama - Jun 19, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I love this lens as a good all around lens. It is the workhorse of all my lenses. Works well for daytime outdoor weddings and extrememly good for the detail shots. I work with a Pro and my ring shots are always better then his. Absolutley worth the price.

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Not a bad lens
3 Star Review   By Ed on Adorama - Jun 19, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens is fine for a casual shooter that needs a lens for close subjects. I own much better lenses but this one is used by family members who are not pros and are just shooting family members at events like birthday parties. I could not use this lens f

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A work horse for begginers
5 Star Review   By Joman on Adorama - Jun 19, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

At first when i was new to photography I needed something versatile that could work with my recently purchased Nikon D90 body (I opted on purchasing the body and not the kit) and my budget. After reading many reviews I decided to purchase the Nikon 18-55m

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Great lens, great price!!
5 Star Review   By Dani on Adorama - Jun 13, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I really wanted a wide angle lens to do portraits and landscape and macro photos. I was a little reluctant to purchase this lens because of the low price. I am so happy that I purchased it. It was exactly what I wanted.

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Perfect Condition!
5 Star Review   By Cam on Adorama - Jun 12, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This is just an awesome product! [...] works like new!

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A fantastic Lens
4 Star Review   By Cornel on Adorama - Jun 12, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I'm happy with this lens. I do worry about the plastic piece that connects to the camera. Overall a great lens

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Exactly what I wanted
5 Star Review   By Jonesw67 on Adorama - Jun 12, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

excellent and versatile lens

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Compact and Versatile
4 Star Review   By Not out of the woods yet. on Adorama - Jun 12, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Check out any compact sensor DSLR these days and you'll find a lens with these specs. There's a reason. Light, compact and versatile, this 18-55 will cover just about anything in day to day photography - travel & landscape, and event and portrait. My D40

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Good Lens, do not drop.
4 Star Review   By Hardrock209 on Adorama - Jun 6, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

The was a replacement for the original 18-55 lens that came with the camera. Dropped the camera and destroyed the first lens. This lens is a good all around lens. Needs plenty of light, however.

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works great, no complaints
5 Star Review   By roninseattle on Adorama - Jun 5, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

bought this, along with a D5000 for my wife. We've had the camera and lens for over a year and both work great. For such a cheap lens its quite sharp. As for being refurbished, I've bought several items refurbished from Adorama; all have functioned witho

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Great DX lens!
5 Star Review   By rcon45 on Adorama - May 29, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Easily correctable distortion at 18mm; 0 distortion from 24-55mm. Great VR! I can hand-hold this lens @1/4s with no blur.

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Does what I want it to do
4 Star Review   By Love my Nikons on Adorama - May 22, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I had problems with a factory refurb. before so I'm keeping a close eye on this lens' performance and durability. It works well for my purposes and the VR is nice in lower light.

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Great!
5 Star Review   By Mar Co. on Adorama - May 20, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

i have a d7000 and this product has been sonsitent... the autofocus is extremely fast... the shots are excellent... and at 18mm there is some 'distortion' which is negligible. or fixable in any photo edit software. Overall, this lens is awesome... i love

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Travel, travel, travel
4 Star Review   By JD on Adorama - May 18, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This is a super lightweight lens. It lends itself very well to travel photography for most people. I only take my expensive gear out if I need to. If not, I grab this inexpensive lens, my inexpensive 55-200mm (also very light) and a D90. This kit is small

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GREAT VALUE FOR YOUR $$$
4 Star Review   By LANA on Adorama - May 15, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

GREAT LENS FOR EVRYDAY USE. LIGHT, FAST IN SUPRISINGLY SHARP. RECOMMEND FOR OUT DOOR SHOOTS OF PEOPLE, LANDSCAPES. NOT GOOD FOR LOW LIGHT OR SPORT SHOOTING. BUT FOR THE PRICE IT IS AN AWSOME LENSE!!!

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I would buy this product again and again
4 Star Review   By treeborer on Adorama - May 9, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

A refurbished lens that is a joy to use, it`s very sharp with good colour saturation and contrast. Combine it with the Nikon 55-200mm VR and you will have every situation covered

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Great Lens [...]
5 Star Review   By RSVBOX on Adorama - May 1, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Bought this refurbished lens a week ago and finding it be a good all around lens. Great price [...] from Adaroma.

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I LUV ADORAMA
5 Star Review   By idonley on Adorama - Apr 18, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Experimenting learning and enjoying

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Good medium qual lens
4 Star Review   By louie on Adorama - Apr 17, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens is nice for indoor pphotography because you don't have to change lens all the time

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A GREAT KIT LENS AND ALL AROUND LENS
4 Star Review   By EFX on Adorama - Apr 17, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

The original kit lens prior to the VR version was a good quality lens. Surprisingly for a kit lens it offers some pretty sharp photos. You will not be disappointed in this little kits lens. It is easy to carry and is a good all around lens to keep on the

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NIKON 5000
5 Star Review   By idonley on Adorama - Apr 11, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

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I got a bad one
1 Star Review   By Got A Bad One on Adorama - Apr 11, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Sorry. I got a bad one. The aperture was stuck on 22 and would not open up. When these lenses work they're good. But the Non-VR version of this lens works 95% as well for less money.

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Ok for the price, but not great
2 Star Review   By Rhom on Adorama - Apr 10, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Ok lens if bought refurbished from Adorama for [$] and used on a 10 MP or less body. This lens is OK for up to 8x10 prints, poor thereafter. This lens just does not resolve detail well. As you would expect, the 18-70/3.5-5.6 AFS DX is better, so is the 16

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Excellent for the money
4 Star Review   By Nick the Greek on Adorama - Apr 10, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I own prime ai manual lenses which guarantee satisfaction if used right. For everyday use this lens is a great performer. You wont be dissapointed!

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Nikon 18mm - 55mm, Nice, Very Nice
5 Star Review   By Frosted Wolf AK on Adorama - Apr 5, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Used for still photography. Very clear and wonderful color capture.

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Refurbished Nikon lense is like new
5 Star Review   By The Letrato man on Adorama - Apr 3, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

My Nikon camera and its lenses are awesome and very simple to use. It takes great and clear pictures each time and the colors are so rich and accurate.

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Great All Around Lens
4 Star Review   By Triker on Adorama - Apr 3, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

The only difference between this and new is the box. This is a great all around lens, giving the full format 35mm equivalent of a 28-80mm zoom lens. This covers the moderate wide angle to portrait focal lengths within one inexpensive lens, without the exp

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an every day work horse lens
4 Star Review   By Dave on Adorama - Mar 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens was a part of the package for the last four NIKON DSLR'S I purchased.[...]

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good purchase , [...]
5 Star Review   By sharma on Adorama - Mar 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

[...]I am new to DSLR and am still in the learning phase of ladder.The lens works perfect, good sharp focus ,SW motor is good and am happy as of now.I would certainly recommend it to people,a basic lens that serves my purpose.

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Very good lens
4 Star Review   By Old John on Adorama - Mar 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Very good lens. Not good for shooting the grand children in low light school events. I found I need a larger aperture and then the photo may still not be very good. Let's face it a lot of school/event venues are difficult at best even with the best lens m

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Very Happy in Maine
4 Star Review   By Happy Hubby on Adorama - Mar 20, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

After consulting a few friends, they suggested buying a body and lens vs. a package. I am very glad I did. As a first time non-point and shoot purchaser I noticed that it was not the cheap plastic lens that I sexpected. Great buy and great price.

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Excelent lens for the Price
4 Star Review   By Ryan on Adorama - Mar 13, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Sharp, clear pictures. Easy to use. Good price [...] from Adorama.

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Great all-purpose lens for the price.
5 Star Review   By Bombthreat John on Adorama - Mar 7, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I use this as my all-purpose lens. It's light, focuses well, and it's moderately quiet. I get good results all the way across it's range. I would like it if it went down to f/1.8 so it would be a bit brighter, but for the price it covers what I need it to

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Good lens
5 Star Review   By Scuba_Steve74 on Adorama - Mar 6, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Got this lens on a recommendation and it has lived up to all my expectations.

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I would buy this lens again.
5 Star Review   By Dana on Adorama - Feb 22, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

this was a gift but I had used one before, that is why I asked for this for my birthday. I love my nikon camera and lens

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Good as a non-VR lens, better with VR
4 Star Review   By Starchie on Adorama - Feb 7, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I received a non-VR lens with a kit. I've used it recently on an extended trip back east, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. This non-VR lens worked well and I was very satisfied with the results. Combined with my D40 it made a grest travel combination. I pur

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Fast, Small and Sharp
4 Star Review   By Capt. Matt on Adorama - Feb 6, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I picked this refurbished 18-55mm VR up because I wanted a small, light, sharp and generally inexpensive alternative to carry around with me when out with the kids or traveling light. The lens delivers everything I could ask for at this price point. The r

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good lens, great price
4 Star Review   By seattlemike on Adorama - Jan 24, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens provides a relatively wide angle in a zoom that does not sacrifice much in image quality. The auto-focus is fast and silent.

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Lens is great, but has generic cap!
4 Star Review   By KC on Adorama - Jan 24, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I've had a similar lens (w/o VR on my D40), and was trying to save money by buying the refurbished model. The lens itself is great, but it comes with the cheapest looking generic cap I've ever seen. It's like a thin piece of plastic and barely stays on. A

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Refurbished is your best deal!
5 Star Review   By Agent 005 on Adorama - Jan 14, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This is my second purchase of the same model lens. I use the camera and lens for work. More than once, my Nikon D60 and this type lens tumbled from the front seat of my jeep to the floor with never a problem! I'll try to be more careful with this one, but

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Great Lens! I would buy it again
5 Star Review   By Liz on Adorama - Jan 13, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This is a great lens. It works great and I use it all the time for recreational photography.

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Cheap but expensively constructed!
5 Star Review   By Steve on Adorama - Jan 13, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Went to Israel with 2 other lenses: a 35mm, and a 55-200mm. I used this lens 95% of the time. I took about 5000 photos. The VR is useful in low light situations.

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Indistinguishable From New
5 Star Review   By PhotoHop on Adorama - Jan 12, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This refurbished lens was like new. It's sharp and ultra-light weight. I own over 20 lenses and like this one for when I go for a hike or bike ride.If you are reading this you know all the pros and cons. [...]

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Great all purpose lens
5 Star Review   By Jesse on Adorama - Jan 12, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I bought this lens as an upgrade to my dated 18-55 non VR kit lens that came with my D50, and it is a vast improvement. VR is truly an amazing thing. I can make sharp hand held shots at f/3.5 in medium indoor lighting at as low as 1/6 second (1/2 with mon

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Nikon 18-55mm lens
5 Star Review   By Mike on Adorama - Jan 12, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

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