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

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Vivid Color and Incredible Sharpness

Nikon 18-55mm DX VR Lens Kit lens to the both the Nikon D3000 and D5000. Updated November, 2007 and replacing the Nikon 18-55mm II. This AF-S DX-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, is a lens featuring a built-in Silent Wave Motor and Vibration Reduction (VR). The AF-S DX-NIKKOR 18- 55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR is an affordable, and compact, 3x zoom lens with amazing versatility. This new lens will provide enhanced shooting flexibility as the latest addition to the Nikon DX-NIKKOR lens lineup.

From family gatherings to sunny vacation beaches, the NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens produces stunning results with vivid color and incredible sharpness. The 3x optical zoom offers users of Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras including the D40, D40x, D80 and new D300 with a versatile picture angle perspective ranging from wide angle for dramatic landscapes and interiors, to moderate telephoto that is ideal for flattering portraits.

Beyond the lens' incredible optical versatility is the amazing benefit of Nikonís VR technology, which enables photographers to take substantially sharper handheld pictures at slower shutter speeds than would otherwise be possible. This provides the distinct advantage of being able to shoot more effectively in a much broader variety of challenging conditions. Nikonís VR system affords users the ability to take pictures at shutter speeds up to three stops slower* than they ordinarily could shoot without the image-degrading blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter speeds.

There is ghosting and flare in the photos shot using this lens that I've never seen using the kit lens. If it exists with the non-VR edition, it is not there in an amount you'd object to. Now you may say that I expect more from such a budget priced lens than it can deliver, however the lens without VR doesn't have this issue. In reading the product description, I noticed that no ED elements are used in this lens, while the non-VR edition has 1 ED glass element and 1 aspherical element. Sep 26, 2011 ✓

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