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
Maker Nikon
Technical data
Type Zoom
Focal length 18-70mm
Crop factor 1.5
Aperture (max/min) f/3.5 - f/22 (wide)
f/4.5 - f/29 (tele)
Close focus distance 0.38m
Max. magnification 1/6.2
Diaphragm blades 7 (rounded)
Construction 15 elements in 13 groups
Ultrasonic motor Yes Yes
Lens-based stabilization No No
Macro capable No No
Application Standard Zoom
Max. length 75.5 mm (@ 18mm)
Diameter 73mm
Weight 390 g
Filter diameter 67mm
Lens hood HB-32
Case CL-0915
Angle of view
Diagonal 76° – 22°50'
Introduction January 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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