The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED features Nikon ED
glass, aspherical lens elements and SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for
enhanced performance. With a focal length range of 18-135mm, the lens
is suitable for a wide variety of shooting situations; from sports,
action and portraits to wide-angle landscapes. The picture angle is
equivalent to a 27-202.5mm lens in the 35mm format.
Advanced Nikon engineering, particularly the compact SWM, has
realised the possibility of a compact lightweight lens with excellent
handling characteristics. The optical design features one ED glass
element and two hybrid aspherical lens elements to assure
high-resolution, high-contrast images while minimizing chromatic
aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion. The compact SWM
built into the lens offers the smooth and quiet autofocus performance
that users have come to expect from Nikon lenses.
The wide range, high-quality performance and affordable price
this lens will expand the photographic horizons of Nikon Digital SLR
This lens is designed exclusively for use with Nikon DX format
digital SLR cameras and is not compatible with 35mm  or IX240
format film cameras.
Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories,
and release schedule may differ by country or area.
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
- Offers a broad 18-135mm focal range (7.5x zoom) for use in
variety of situations (equivalent to a 27-202.5mm lens in the 35mm
- ED glass and hybrid aspherical lens elements minimize
aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion, while ensuring
high resolution and contrast
- Incorporates a compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet
- Delivers high-level optical performance, specially designed
for use with Nikon DX format digital SLRs.
- Employs a seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening that
achieves a natural out-of-focus blur.
- Two focus modes, auto[A] and manual [M], with manual
override in auto mode.
- Enables focusing from as close as 45cm (17.7 in.) from the
subject through the entire focal range
- Internal Focusing (IF) design enables compact size and
front element rotation, enabling the use of circular polarizing filters
- Flower-shaped Lens Hood
HB-32 (provided) greatly reduces image degradation from stray light
DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Specifications
(picture angle equivalent to a 27-202.5mm lens in the 35mm format)
elements in 13 groups (one ED glass elements, two aspherical lens
x 86.5mm (2.9 x 3.4 in.)
Snap-on front lens cap (LC-67), Rear lens cap (LF-1), Bayonet hood
(HB-32), Flexible lens pouch (CL-0915)
Pricing and availability
- RRP: £299.99
- Sales release: September 2006.