The Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G Aspherical ED IF DX VR lens is a mid-tier all purpose zoom lens for Nikon Digital SLR camera bodies. It's a step-up from 18-55mm or 18-70mm kit lenses. It covers a nice broad focal length range from wide angle at 18mm to short telephoto at 105mm. The extra reach on the long end allows for considerably more flattering perspective and additional useful compositional options when taking portraits without having to change lenses.
This lens delivers a good level optical performance and the integral Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) system helps you make sharper pictures by reducing blur cause by camera shake. The built-in AF-S SWM (Silent Wave Motor) focuses quickly and quietly while allowing full time manual focus override.
It is a fine choice as an all-around zoom for any APS-C Nikon DSLRs. Though it's useable on FX in DX crop mode a 24-120mm would be a better choice for a full frame sensor.
Recommended accessories include the HB-32 Lens Hood, and CL-1018 Case.
This lens features a wide-ratio 5.8x zoom, making it compact, versatile and ideal for a broad range of shooting situations, ranging from interiors and landscapes to beautiful portraits—a perfect everyday zoom. An ED-(Extra-low Dispersion) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration, contributing to superior optical performance. Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare. This lens close focuses to 1.48 feet and creative close-up photography is possible throughout the entire zoom range. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.5 stops** of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. Aspherical lens element virtually eliminates coma and other types of lens aberration, further improving image integrity. Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus. The rounded 7-blade diaphragm renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.