View Full Version : FS: BNIB Nikon AF-S 18-105m DX Nikkor f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

10-04-2008, 08:03 PM
Brand new Nikon AF-S 18-105m DX Nikkor f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Retail: $400
Asking price: $350 OBO ..or looking to trade for good prime lenses. 35mm or 50mm

What's Included:

* AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
* LC-67 67mm snap-on front lens cap
* LF-1 rear lens cap
* HB-32 Bayonet lens hood
* CL-1018 Flexible lens pouch


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10-07-2008, 04:49 PM
Name: Nikon calls this the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.

AF-S and SWM: Silent Wave (focus) Motor.

DX: Corners black-out on film or FX cameras.

G: Gelded for cost-reduction and removing compatibility with older cameras.

ED: ED Glass.

IF: Internal Focusing. Nothing moves externally when it focuses.

VR: Vibration Reduction.

Optics: 15 elements in 11 groups. One is of ED glass, another is aspherical. It's multicoated, which Nikon calls Super Integrated Coating (SIC).

Focal Length: 18-105mm, which on a DX camera gives angles of view similar to what a 28-150mm lens gives when used on an FX or 35mm camera.

Close Focus: 1.5 feet (0.45m).

Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:5.

Hard Infinity Focus Stop? No.

Focus Scale: No.

Depth-of-Field Scale: No.

Infra-Red Focus Index: No.

Diaphragm: 7 rounded blades. Stops down to f/22 at 18mm and f/38 at 105mm.

Aperture Ring: No.

Tripod Collar: No.

Filter Thread: 67mm, plastic. Does not rotate.

Size: Nikon specifies 3.5" (89mm) extension from flange by 3.0" (76mm) diameter.

Weight: Nikon specifies 14.8 oz. (420g).

Hood: HB-32 plastic bayonet, included (at least in Japan).

Case: CL-1018 pouch, included.

Introduced: 27 August 2008, along with the D90.

Shipping Since: Mid-September, 2008 (USA).

Price (2008): $399, USA; 249 Europe. ($300 as a kit with the D90).