Compact, affordable and powerful zoom lens. Features high quality optics designed for use with Nikon DX Format digital SLRs and a 5.8x zoom that delivers superb versatility for a wide variety of shooting situations. Equipped with Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) system and exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM), it offers advanced performance in low-light, delivering steady images to both the sensor and viewfinder, and features fast, quiet autofocus.

Key features

Powerful DX format 5.8x zoom lens with 18-105mm focal range (35mm and Nikon FX format equivalent: 27-157.5mm).

Wide to telephoto zoom range – perfect for everything from portraits to interiors, architecture and landscapes.

Vibration Reduction stabilization system enables more flexible hand-held shooting and lets you use shutter speeds that are up to 3.5* times slower.

SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, whisper-quiet autofocus.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and Aspherical lens elements ensure high resolution and contrast while minimizing spherical aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion.

Textured surface finish to match Nikon’s SLR camera bodies.

Outstanding value for money.


*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera, DX-format lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.

Technical Specifications

Focal length18-105mm
Maximum aperturef/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperturef/22-38
Lens construction15 elements in 11 groups (with one ED glass element and one aspherical lens element)
Angle of view76° - 15°20’
Minimum focus distance0.45 m/1.48 ft. (throughout entire zoom range)
Maximum reproduction ratio1/5
No. of diaphragm blades7 (rounded)
Filter attachment size67mm
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)Approximately 76 x 89 mm/2.9 x 3.5 in.
WeightApproximately 420 g/14.8 oz.
Supplied accessories67mm snap-on front lens cap LC-67, Rear lens cap LF-1, Bayonet hood HB-32, Flexible lens pouch CL-1018