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

 

Product Overview:

  • Compact 3.8x zoom covers portrait to wide view (76 degrees at 18mm to 22 degrees 50 minutes at 70mm).
  • 3 Nikon Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements plus aspheric element for low distortion and minimized chromatic aberration.
  • Internal Focusing (IF) for smoother operation and great balance.
  • Optimized DX lens design is compatible with every Nikon D series digital SLR cameras.
  • Exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for high-speed, auto-focusing with accuracy and super-quiet operation.
  • M/A mode for instant switching from auto focus to manual Nikon D-Signal technology for enhanced flash and ambient exposure control.

 

The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm provides a wide-angle to mid-telephoto zoom range in the DX Nikkor series. Designed specifically for use with Nikon digital cameras that feature the smaller DX size chip, this lens features ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and Nikon's exclusive built-in SWM (Silent Wave Motor).

The lens is targeted at professional and advanced amateur Nikon D-SLR users who demand both the advantages of high optical performance and ultra-wideangle focal range.

This G-type Nikkor lens is designed with no aperture rings, and offers easier, virtually mistake-free operation because the aperture does not need to be set to minimum. Equivalent focal length in 35mm terms is 27-105mm.

Note: DX lenses are NOT recommended for use with 35mm, digital "full-frame" FX, or APS SLR cameras

 

Features:

  • Fast, ultra-wideangle to telephoto zoom lens
  • Three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements minimize chromatic aberration, provide higher resolution and superior contrast
  • One aspherical lens element minimizes distortion, especially at the periphery, for superior optical performance
  • High-grade Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color reproduction and minimizes ghost and flare
  • SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for swift autofocusing with superior accuracy and ultra-quiet operation
  • The rounded diaphragm opening (7 blades) makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
  • M/A mode allows rapid switching between autofocus and manual even during AF servo operation, with virtually no time lag
  • Internal Focusing (IF) design for smoother focusing and great body balance

 

Specification:

Mount Type

Nikon F-Bayonet

Focal Length Range

18-
70mm

Zoom Ratio

3.9x

Maximum Aperture

f/3.5

Minimum Aperture

f/22

Format

DX

Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)

76°

Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)

22°50'

Maximum Reproduction Ratio

0.16x

Lens Elements

15
 

Lens Groups

 13
 

Compatible Format(s)

 
DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
 

Diaphragm Blades

 7
 

Distance Information

 Yes

ED Glass Elements

3

Aspherical Elements

1

Super Integrated Coating

Yes

Autofocus

Yes

AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)

Yes

Internal Focusing

Yes

Minimum Focus Distance

1.3 ft.
(0.38m)

Focus Mode

Auto
Manual

G-type

Yes

Filter Size

67mm

Accepts Filter Type

Screw-on

Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)

2.9 in.
(73 mm)
x 3.0 in.
(75.5 mm)

Approx. Weight

13.8 oz.
(390 g)