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Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

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AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

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"A convenient standard zoom lens with high quality optics, a high zoom ratio and good cost performance for use with the Nikon DX Format Digital SLRs. With an ample 18-70mm zoom range that is equivalent to a 27-105mm lens in 35mm format, this lens offers maximum versatility to accommodate tight portraits or expansive landscapes. Optical performance is augmented through the incorporation of 3 ED glass elements and 1 composite aspherical lens that together provide appropriate compensation for aberrations. Through the adoption of an SWM (Silent Wave Motor), the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED enables swift, silent AF (Auto Focus) performance with the AF systems of the Nikon Digital SLR's."

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Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor Lens Review

Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Review

Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor, a standard zoom lens for Nikon DX format cameras which was introduced with the Nikon D70.

Added: 19th January 2012 | Brand: Nikon

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104018 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
13/10/2010 - 7:00 am

great little wide angle lens with a modicum of zoom. Good quality results

User_Removed
21/10/2010 - 9:40 pm

This a very under-rated lens in optical quality terms. It is superb.

As far as I'm aware this lens first shipped as the standard 'kit' lens with the D70 way back when - and of ALL my Nikkors, this the last one I would part with. From a focal-length perspective it is almost unique; wide enough to be eminently useful as a wide-angle lens as well as a portrait lens (it's DX format remember ;)) and a short telephoto to boot.

There is a tendency to 'pooh-pooh' kit lenses but, this shipped when the concept was new - and Nikon did not 'stint' on the quality.

I cannot recommend this lens enough.

Buy it. You will NOT be disappointed.

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