Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S IF ED DX

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This was introduced as the D80 kit lens in August 2006.

Sharpness is overall acceptable, but it has difficult to remove wave distortions at the wide end. Suffers from CA. Significant vignetting across the range. Plastic mount. No distance scale. Not highly regarded.

Rating: Ed: -, User: - (normalized, 0=useless, 50=average, 100=excellent).

Mount: Nikon F.
Format: DX/APS-C.
Aperture range: f/3.5-5.6 to f/38.
Optical zoom: 7.5x.
Close focus distance (CFD): 46 cm / 1.51 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:4.1 / 0.24X.
Focus: AF (built-in, unknown type).
Groups/elements: 13/15.
Filter diameter: 67 mm.
L x D, W: 74 x 87 mm, 385 g.
Approximate street price: USD 475 (new, w/o tax).
Production: 2006-2009.

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Nikon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in optics and imaging. Its products include cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments, and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (Japan Optical Industries Corporation), and renamed Nikon Corporation, after its cameras, in 1988. Nikon Corporation is one of the companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

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