Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Review Round-Up


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SLR Gear

The Nikon 18-105mm Æ’/3.5-5.6 definitely raises the bar for Nikon’s current lineup of kit lenses; consistently sharp, even at large apertures, with good resistance to chromatic aberration. Corner shading is prevalent, but it’s not a noticeable problem. Distortion is evident and irregular, but again, you’re probably only going to notice it if you need your straight lines to be absolutely straight. The inclusion of VR to this level of lens is a welcome addition; we don’t have pricing for the lens individually, but There will finally be an alternative to the 18-200mm VR for users who don’t need that range of focal lengths. Nikon was able to improve the optical quality, reduce the weight, and presumably, the end price. It’s easy to recommend the 18-105mm to Nikon shooters as an excellent walk-around lens. READ FULL REVIEW

Other Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Reviews

Photo Review

A well-build general-purpose lens with above-average performance for Nikon’s DX-format cameras. Designed for use with Nikon’s DX-format cameras, the new AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens will be offered in some Nikon DSLR kits – including with the new D90, which was used for our tests. Covering angles of view equivalent to 27mm to 157.5mm, it represents a good general-purpose lens for everyday photography and is priced accordingly. Nikon’s internal focusing system enables the lens to be used with angle-critical filters, such as polarisers, while a Silent Wave Motor focus drive ensures autofocusing is fast and quiet. READ FULL REVIEW

Ken Rockwell

The 18-105 VR works as expected, but it’s soft in the corners at 18mm if you’re looking. If you’re a serious photographer who worries about corner sharpness for landscapes, pass on the 18-105mm. Most people would never notice. READ FULL REVIEW

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