The Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G AF-S ED Nikkor Lens is a 1.9x ultra-wide angle zoom lens with a minimum focusing distance of 28cm. Versatile and lightweight, the Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G lens features improved optical construction and a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for quiet, fast autofocus. This powerful lens is equipped with 2 ED and 3 aspherical lens elements for superior optical performance, yet weighs ... More
The Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G AF-S ED Nikkor Lens is a 1.9x ultra-wide angle zoom lens with a minimum focusing distance of 28cm. Versatile and lightweight, the Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G lens features improved optical construction and a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for quiet, fast autofocus. This powerful lens is equipped with 2 ED and 3 aspherical lens elements for superior optical performance, yet weighs just 385g and is extremely portable.
Key Features: Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G AF-S ED Nikkor Lens
FX-format compatible, wide-angle zoom lens
With a focal length range of 18–35mm and an aperture range of f/3.5–4.5, this lens is ideal for capturing sweeping landscapes, taking detailed shots of interiors, and shooting impromptu photographs on the street.
Exceptionally high optical performance
Optimized for use with high-pixel count Nikon digital SLR sensors.
High resolution and superior contrast:
The optical system incorporates 3 aspherical lenses and 2 ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements for superior resolution and correction of unwanted aberrations and distortions.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating
Effectively reduces ghosting and flare even in backlit situations.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor)
The SWM function allows for fast, precise, and super-quiet autofocus operation, and is compatible with all Nikon DSLRs.
Two focus modes
M/A (autofocus with manual override, manual priority) and M (manual focus).
The construction of the Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G AF-S ED Nikkor Lens features a metal mount with rubber weather sealing.
Compact, lightweight design
Weighing just 385 g (13.6 oz.), this is a lens you’ll want to take with you everywhere.
Lens hood and lens pouch included.
Use it everywhere
The AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is an excellent travel and all-purpose lens. Its 18mm wide-angle perspective brings more of what you see into the frame, ideal for shooting indoors or in close quarters, capturing architecture and landscapes as well as group portraits. But zoom all the way in, and you get a natural 35mm perspective that mimics the field of view of our eyes, ideal for just about any photo or video application.
Excellent for video
The AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is powered by Nikon's innovative Silent Wave Motor (SWM). This extraordinary focusing motor uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to spin the lens barrel, resulting in nearly silent and ultra-fast autofocusing. If you want to override the AF system, simply take control of the focusing ring—M/A mode enables a seamless transition between auto and manual focusing.
A lifetime of great performance
Nikon's innovations in optical design and lens technology have paved the way for more affordable high-performance lenses like the AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED. Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements produce superior sharpness and color correction, and three Aspherical Lens (AS) elements virtually eliminate certain types of aberration. A rounded 7-blade diaphragm produces softer, more natural backgrounds, and Internal Focusing (IF) keeps the lens compact and lightweight.
Nikon Terminology Breakdown:
SWM = Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
M/A = Manual/Automatic
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.
SIC = Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
IF = Internal Focusing System
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
ED = Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS = Aspherical Lens Elements
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.