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

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AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm
f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF[1]
Nikon 18-70mm f3.5-4.5.jpg
Technical data
Focal length18-70mm
Crop factor1.5
Aperture (max/min)f/3.5 - f/22 (wide)
f/4.5 - f/29 (tele)
Close focus distance0.38m
Max. magnification1/6.2
Diaphragm blades7 (rounded)
Construction15 elements in 13 groups
Ultrasonic motorYes Yes
Lens-based stabilizationNo No
Macro capableNo No
ApplicationStandard Zoom
Max. length75.5 mm (@ 18mm)
Weight390 g
Filter diameter67mm
Lens hoodHB-32
Angle of view
Diagonal76° – 22°50'
IntroductionJanuary 2004
Retail info
MSRP$399.99 USD

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.

This lens was announced on January 2004 [2] and was initially available as kit lens for the then-new Nikon D70. Later, it was possible to acquire separately and as a kit with other Nikon cameras.

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.[3] 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED (3.8x)". Lenses. Nikon USA. 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-22.
  2. ^ "AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED". News. Nikon Corporation. January 28, 2004. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  3. ^ "18-70mm AF-S DX Lens Review by Thom Hogan". Review. Thom Hogan. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-25.

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