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Nikon introduce the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm - The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED is an ultra compact, lightweight standard zoom lens has a 3x focal range (The picture angle is equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens in 35mm format.) and is ideally suited to the new Nikon D50.
One ED glass element and one hybrid aspherical lens element guarantee high-resolution, high-contrast images while minimising chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion. The new SWM built into the lens offers the smooth and quiet autofocus performance that users have come to expect from our existing SWM
The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED is available in black and silver, to match the colour variations of the Nikon D50.
Note: This lens 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 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED major features
Offers the popular 18-55mm focal range for use in a variety of different situations (equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens in 35mm format)
ED glass and hybrid aspherical elements minimize chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion, while ensuring high resolution and contrast
Ultra compact dimensions of 69 x 74mm (2.7 x 2.9 in.) and just 210g (6.8 oz.) in weight
Incorporates a newly developed compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet focusing
Delivers high-level optical performance that is specially designed for use with the Nikon digital SLRs
Employs a seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening that achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements
Enables focusing from as close as 28cm (11 in.) from the subject through its entire focal range
Available in black and silver to match the colour variations of the new Nikon D50
Serves as an ideal complement to the similarly priced AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens
Focal length 18-55mm (equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens in 35mm format)
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperture f/22-38
Lens construction 7 elements in 5 groups (one ED glass element, one aspherical lens element)
Picture angle 76 - 2850
Minimum focus range 0.28m (11 in./0.9 ft.)
Max. reproduction ratio 1/3.2 (0.31)
Attachment size 52mm
Dimensions (approx.)69 x 74mm (2.7 x 2.9 in.)
Weight (approx.)210g (6.8 oz.)
Included accessories 52mm Snap-on front lens cap (LC-52)
Optional accessories 52mm screw-in filters, Rear Cap (LF-1), Hood (HB-33), Semi soft case (CL-0715)
Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. April 2005
Price and availability
The 18-35mm lens will be available from June 2005 with an RRP of199.99