A lightweight DX-format zoom you’ll want to take with you every day.
With its useful wide-angle to normal zoom range and compact build, this is an excellent walk-around lens. Keep it with you and you’ll be ready to tackle a whole host of everyday situations. The lens focuses fast and is ideal for shooting video, so you can comfortably capture everything from candid portraits to family sporting events and action-packed HD movies.
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.
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 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.
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.
* 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
Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice