Nikon AF-S 18-135mm DX Lens Review.

Equivalent to a 27-202.5mm lens in the 35mm format.

lens Key Features.

Nikon AF-S 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6G IF-ED.

Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.6.

Minimum aperture f/22-36.

Minimum focus distance 0.45cm /1.5 ft from the focal plane.

No. of diaphragm blades 7 (rounded).

15 elements in 13 groups (including One ED glass and two aspherical lens elements).

Filter-attachment size 67 mm.

Weight Approximately 195 g/6.9 oz.

I find this lens to be almost the same lens as the Nikon 18-105mm.

The Nikon 18-105mm has a little bit shorter zoom and VR.

Advantages.

Good lens to start with, but get yourself a prime lens as quickly as possible.

Disadvantages.

This is not the best lens for a low light situation.

Bokeh.

To get the most bokeh effect with this lens, if you zoom to 135mm and have your subject close to you, you should be able to a chew a decent bokeh effect.

Sharpness.

Best sharpness is on 18mm using the lens at f/5.6 to f/8.

Flare test.

This lens does not flare much so it is good for shooting with the sun in front of you.

Conclusion and recommendation.

Good all round lens, good for travel photography for beginners.

This is a good lens to start with, I recommend to those who are using this lens for portrait photography to learn how to use off camera Speed-light photography, then this lens can do wonders.