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The Nikon AF-S DX VR f/3.5-5.6G ED 18-105mm Lens is a welcome addition to the Nikon DX-format DSLR systems and an ideal counterpart to the D90 DSLR. This versatile optic offers much of the benefits of the enormously-popular 18-200mm VR lens but in a lighter, smaller body that takes a smaller filter as well.
The AF-S Silent Wave Motor in the 18-105mm VR yields speedy, silent, on-the-money AF performance with fulltime manual focus override. In particular, the AF-S motor keeps up with skittish, erratic subjects that overwhelm normal camera-driven-motor AF systems. You'll get more 'keeper' images of those fast-moving animals, athletes, children, vehicles and the like.
Along with the SWM (Silent Wave Motor), the 18-105 benefits from the VR Image Stabilizer built in to the lens, which will give you the ability to handhold the camera at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise normally be possible. Always a benefit to a handheld pic, this is of particular usefulness whenever you are photographing slow-moving subjects in low light. The benefit of in-lens stabilization is seen in the viewfinder, making composing and capturing the image easier as well.
The Nikon AF-S DX VR f/3.5-5.6G ED 18-105mm Lens is exclusively designed for Nikon digital SLRs with the DX-size sensor. Its equivalent focal length in 35mm terms is 27-157mm. The Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element offers superior sharpness and colour correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration and the aspherical lens element virtually eliminates coma and other types of lens aberration even when used at the widest aperture. The Built-in A/M switch enables instant exchange between AF & manual focus. The lens also features a non-rotating front element that eases use of polarizing filters while the rounded 7-blade aperture diaphragm renders pleasing out-of-focus highlights.