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Nikon AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Digital SLR Lens - £139.00 @ ABC Digital Cameras

£139.00 @ ABC Digital Cameras
Good walk around lens (or so I hope!). Cheapest I've found before is about £165. Mine has been dispatched. My first bargain post :) From the site: The new NIKKOR lens, with a focal length bet… Read More
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banned8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
Good walk around lens (or so I hope!). Cheapest I've found before is about £165. Mine has been dispatched.

My first bargain post :)

From the site:

The new NIKKOR lens, with a focal length between 18 and 105 mm, is a high performance and cost efficient lens with a focal length equivalent to 27 to 157.5 mm in 35 mm format that has been designed to partner with Nikons D90.

High Performance High Reproduction
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR is useful in a broad range of shooting settings. The wide zoom range makes it suitable for shooting buildings and scenery while the telephoto zoom range is ideal for portraits. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR s built-in Vibration Reduction II system provides the equivalent of a shutter speed three stops faster than standard lenses, offering an extraordinarily high reproduction capacity. The high-performance optical system features a single ED glass element and one aspherical lens optimised for use for digital SLRs. This allows you to make high resolution, high contrast images, and minimising chromatic aberration. The ultra-compact built-in Silent Wave Motor ensures silent, fast and efficient autofocus operation, and the refined external design with leather-tone texture will appeal to Nikon users as it will match their camera bodies.

Extreme Focal Length
DX camera owners can have it all. Combined with the AF-S VR Zoom NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED; the two VR lenses cover a focal length of 18-450mm, ensuring you can capture virtually anything, from a close up object to a distant horizon.
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banned8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Great to see a deal on a lens which is compatible with the D40 for a change - thanks. Anyone used this company before?
Also, how much was delivery?
banned 1 Like #2
delivery was free when I ordered it last night :thumbsup:
#3
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/18-105mm.htm

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/18200.htm
Here's an interesting review of the lens if anyones interested. Whilst :thumbsup: £139 is the best price around, personally I'll stick to getting the more expensive 18-200 VR lens when I can find it for a price I can afford.

Widdly let us know how you get on with it.

Charlie Brown
#4
I'd like that 18-200mm too, shame it's so expensive. Ken Rockwell wasn't so enthusiastic about this lens but I think that was more because he thought there were better options for the price. I found another review of this lens which was quite glowing. Great deal at this price.
#5
The 18-200 mm lens is over £400! It also weighs a fair bit for everyday use. I bought the 55-200mm VR lens from Amazon, it was £130 at the time but prices vary now. This lens might be what I need for everyday use and take the 55-200mm for specific projects.

Seems a good price, the 18-55mm bundled lens sells for about £60 on E-Bay.
#6
Was a bit worried by this statement on the page "Please Note: this lens may come supplied unboxed that has been split from a camera kit." Would not that leave you without any valid Nikon Warranty unless they send the relevant guarantee registratiion card out with it too?
#7
I have been using the 18-200 for 2 years and it is an incredible piece of kit. Sure, it flunks some purist tests but for a one lens solution for an amateur enthusiast, it is a raving belter. I take all sorts of scenery and action shots on a D80 and all I can say to those one the lookout is save hard to get one. You will NOT regret it

But then again, I am just looking at a D90 and like the 18-105 kit. Its a wee bit faster so the action shots improve. I worked out I need an 18-135 (200 mm old money) for the kids footy shots but the orginal kit lens is no faster than the 18-200

happy snapping
banned#8
I'll let you know what it comes with when it arrives. Valid point though!

Much as I like the Ken Rockwell site, he does seem to get very down on some lenses and very up on others. Another review I read said that it was a pretty sharp lens, fair bit of distortion but otherwise good. Similar performance to the 18-200- that would be the everyday dream lens though, if it wasn't for the £400 price.

I was actually planning on going for a 50mm prime until I realised the 1.8 one wouldn't autofocus on my D60!
#9
billymac
Was a bit worried by this statement on the page "Please Note: this lens may come supplied unboxed that has been split from a camera kit." Would not that leave you without any valid Nikon Warranty unless they send the relevant guarantee registratiion card out with it too?


When you buy a camera and lens kit from Nikon, the lens and body are registered independent of each other not as a package. So each item has it's own warranty card.
#10
Any sign of your lens yet widdly? Looking forward to hearing what it's like...
banned#11
City Link strikes again!

Will be collecting it on Saturday
banned#12
Got the lens today. The package comprised of:

Lens (with cover etc of course)
HB-32 lens hood
Felt-y drawstring lens pouch (no serial on that one, but all very nice)

plus the warranty paper thing.

All good. Now to find the time to get out and use the thing :oops:
#13
Thanks Widdy! I take it it came in a white box from a kit? Very tempted....
banned#14
Yep, two white boxes (1 for lens, 1 for other bits) in a random, and pretty big, fuji box.

I've just taken a couple of shots so far.. seems very sharp. I prefer the focusing ring to the one on the 18-55 kit lens too, so far anyway.

A third of the price of the 18-200mm too!
#15
Thanks again Widdy. This deal would be much hotter if it didn't have such limited appeal.

How are you getting on with it now? I think I'm going to go for one. Do you have a D40 and if so what's it like with it? I guess it must be quite big and heavy compared with the body?
banned#16
I've got a D60, so pretty similar to a D40. It adds a fair bit of weight compared with the virtually styrofoam weighted 18-55, but doesn't feel unbalanced or anything.

Yep, I thought it was pretty good. I've been on the lookout for this lens at a decent price for a couple of months. It always seems to be £200 in Jessops and £165 at the more competitive online retailers, so a bargain i'd say :thumbsup:

It looks pretty serious with the zoom fully extended too. Well, that or like you're trying to overcompensate for a lack in, erm, other areas.
#17
Finally ordered one today! I got some insurance money for my kit lens which got damaged on holiday so decided to gor for it at last. Should hopefully get it tomorrow...
#18
Got it yesterday. Susprisingly it isn't much longer than the D40 kit lens (maybe 5mm) although it looks a lot bigger. Feels good and it's nice to be able to fine tune the focus without turning AF off (which I often then forget to turn back on). VR seems to work well too. The 5.8X zoom feels pretty powerful. I can't think of many occassions when I'd want more apart from motorsport stuff, but it would be cheaper to buy this and a 55-200mm than the 18-200mm anyway.
There's a good review here if anyone's still in any doubt:
http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1221/cat/13
#19
Good deal ive been after a new lens with a bit more range thats reasonably cheap so i might sell my 18-55 Vr and use some of that cash to fund towards this lens instead :thumbsup:
#20
Awesome, just what I wanted. Can get rid of my stock 18-55 lens now.

Got a Sigma macro lens, and a Nikon 55-200 VR lens as well. Slight overlap with the telephoto and this one, but I'll probably use this one most now.
#21
great find, unfortunately im skint. i was looking for one of these for my Nikon D40. too late now.
'ave some heat
#22
widdly
Well, that or like you're trying to overcompensate for a lack in, erm, other areas.


ammmmmmmmm....like bank account?:whistling:
#23
Great lens.
#24
good price for a quality lens
#25
Ordered , Thanks OP
#26
hi I'm new to dslr - when I purchased my d60, chap said that I would need a lens that does image stabilisation, as this is done in the lens not the camera body -

could someone make this clear to me, and if this lens would be suitable for me!? (ie does it have image stabilistion feature!? - sorry to appear dumb!)
#27
Yes, it does have image stabilisation. Nikon call it VR (Vibration Reduction). The main advantage is that it helps prevent blurry images when taken in low light. It's has a great zoom range for an all round lens too.
#28
ccnp
I have been using the 18-200 for 2 years and it is an incredible piece of kit. Sure, it flunks some purist tests but for a one lens solution for an amateur enthusiast, it is a raving belter. I take all sorts of scenery and action shots on a D80 and all I can say to those one the lookout is save hard to get one. You will NOT regret it

But then again, I am just looking at a D90 and like the 18-105 kit. Its a wee bit faster so the action shots improve. I worked out I need an 18-135 (200 mm old money) for the kids footy shots but the orginal kit lens is no faster than the 18-200

happy snapping


I too am looking for a lens for me new D90. Can you post a link to yours. I am a complete novice so dont know what i am looking for but want a better lens than the one that came with it.

Thanks
#29
Ordered Sunday night and expected delivery Tues
no problems but I think city link are the couriers
#30
When I ordered last week it was Royal Mail Special Delivery.
#31
nick_sub
When I ordered last week it was Royal Mail Special Delivery.


City link around here, and no one at home when they tried to deliver today, just about every other courier leaves parcels with neighbour but not city link. Will probable end up doing a 30 mile round trip to pick it up from city link depot - again.:x
#32
30 miles! :( Must grumble. Maybe they used RM with me because I kind of complained that they could only deliver to the billing address and wanted them to leave it with a neighbour. Oh well, I'm sure you'll be happy with the lens when you finally get hold of it.
#33
Bah didn't have enough cash when originally posted now i've just got money in my bank today and gone to order it the price has gone up too £169 ...just my luck :cry:
#34
Received the lens yesterday. It looks huge on my D40, very impressed so far and they are selling on ebay for more.

I didn't receive a Nikon Warranty slip with it unfortunately. I rang ABC and they said I'd have a warranty with them for 12 months. I've emailed them since to get this in writing.
#35
got hold of this the day before th price went up.... phew... just hope I can get a good price for my kit lens on ebay with all you other ******s trying the same thing ;)

Was delivered by the dreaded citylink. I live in edinburgh and their depot is over hald and hours drive away and I have no car, through some stroke of luck they actuall managed to get me in the house!

Nice lens
#36
Picked mine up Sat am, looks good. Nikon warranty card with mine, though it was in a white box - probably from a kit

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