Product Description

Everyday Excellence

This is a lens you’ll take everywhere. Its 3.1x zoom range covers the highly versatile 18–55mm focal length range, great for everything from wide group shots and landscapes to family sports and portraits, even in dim lighting. A retractable barrel keeps the lens extremely compact, and its sleek, lightweight design perfectly complements Nikon’s latest DX-format DSLRs. Shoot beautiful photos and HD videos with ease.


Outstanding Nikon image quality

Unleash the potential of your camera’s high-resolution sensor. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR features the superb optics and advanced technology used on Nikon’s high-end lenses. Two Aspherical lens elements achieve superior optical performance, giving your photos and videos rich, vibrant colors, deep contrast, minimal distortion and beautiful soft backgrounds, even in less than ideal conditions.


Sharp Photos, Steady Videos

Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology offsets the shakiness of handheld shooting for sharper photos and steady videos. In low-light situations, VR lets the camera use a slower shutter speed* to capture sharp photos—without blur. VR image stabilization gives you the benefits of a tripod without any extra gear. Switch between Autofocus and Manual Focus or turn VR on and off using the camera menu**. With no switches on the lens barrel, you have no chance of accidentally changing settings when you want to take the shot.


Smooth, Fast Autofocus

Nikon’s new “P” series of NIKKOR lenses use a pulse motor (utilizing stepping motors) to focus smoother and quieter than previous drive systems. Bring subjects into focus instantly with absolute precision. When recording video, smoothly shift focus from subject to subject with practically no drive noise.



*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when DX-format compatible lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.

**The lens will default to VR on when attached to models released prior to the D3400: D3300, D5500, D5300, D5200, D7200, D7100. These cameras will also require a firmware upgrade to access the menu to turn off the VR.

Mount Type: Nikon F-Bayonet

Focal Length Range: 18-55mm

Zoom Ratio: 3.1x

Maximum Aperture: f/3.5-5.6

Minimum Aperture: f/22-38

Format: DX

Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 76°

Minimum Angle of View (DX-format): 28°50′

Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.38x

Lens Elements: 12

Lens Groups: 9

Optical Conversion Factor: 1.5x

Compatible Format(s): DX, FX in DX Crop Mode

VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization: Yes. Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)

Diaphragm Blades: 7

Distance Information: Yes

Aspherical Elements: 2

Super Integrated Coating: Yes

Autofocus: Yes

AF-P (Pulse Motor): Yes

Minimum Focus Distance: 0.9ft. (0.25m) from focal plane at all zoom positions

Focus Mode: Auto/Manual

G-type: Yes

Filter Size: 55 mm

Accepts Filter Type: Screw-on

Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 2.5in. (64.5mm) x 2.4in. (62.5mm)

distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted

Approx. Weight: 7.3oz. (205g)