Nikon 18-70mm Reviews, Samples and References

First published on: Tuesday, 28 April 2009

This post is a personal compilation of links to Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED IF AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens professional reviews, user opinions and experiences, tests, ratings and conclusions.

I also link up to images, sample photos and galleries of pictures taken with this lens.

Full attribution is given by linking to the source.

The Nikon 18-70 AF-S lens was introduced on 28-January-2004 — read the press release.

Official sites, key features and specifications and included accessories

The official websites for the 18-70mm Nikkor lens are at:

  1. Nikon Imaging Products

  2. Nikon USA

Key specs:

  1. Weight: 14.8oz. (390g)

  2. Dimensions: 2.9x3in. / 73x75.5mm (Diameter x Length)

Reviews and opinions

Thom Hogan’s rating of the 18-70mm AF-S

Thom Hogan assigned an overall rating of three stars for the Nikkor 18-70, and states the following as reasons to buy the lens:

  1. Sharp lens with only one optical fault (Thom is referring to the vignetting at wide-open apertures).

  2. Good build quality for a kit lens.

On Amazon

Amazon has more owner and user reviews on the 18-70 AF-S lens.

Sample photos and galleries

Nikon 18-70mm AF-S photos on DC Watch

Here’s a short list of photos taken with specific Nikon DSLR cameras (scroll down a bit to see the thumbnails):

  1. Test samples with the Nikon D70s.

  2. Architecture, portraits, an approaching train and a night scene with a Nikon D70 and D70s.

  3. A variety of images with a Nikon D40.

  4. Black and white (B&W) photos with a Nikon D80.

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