Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
|Aperture (max/min)||f/3.5 - f/22 (wide)
f/4.5 - f/29 (tele)
|Construction||13 groups / 15 elements|
|# Diaphragm blades||7 (rounded)|
|Close focus distance||0.38m|
|Max. length||75.5 mm (@ 18mm)|
|Angle of view|
|Diagonal||76° – 22°50'|
The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF is an F-mount zoom lens manufactured and sold by Nikon. Designed exclusively for use on Nikon DX format cameras, this lens covers from wide-angle to medium-telephoto range.
Lens construction includes one composite aspherical and three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements to correct distortion and aberrations. This helps overall lens performance, which is rated excellent on most respects except light falloff. This lens has been largely supplanted by those lenses which have since been supplied as the kit lenses for the Nikon prosumer cameras; first the 18-135mm AF-S which shipped with the Nikon D80 and later the 18-105mm AF-S VR which ships with the Nikon D90.
- "AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED (3.8x)". Lenses. Nikon USA. 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-22.
- "AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED". News. Nikon Corporation. January 28, 2004. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
- "18-70mm AF-S DX Lens Review by Thom Hogan". Review. Thom Hogan. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
- Nikkor AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 G IF-ED DX Review / Test Report at Photozone
- Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor Test at SLR Gear