nightwolf001's reviews

  • Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR AF-P Nikkor

    6 out of 10 points and recommended
    -Extremely fast focusing -Average sharpness -Lightweight
    -Plastic mount -No buttons for switches to control autofocus or vibration control

    After having bought the outstanding AF-P 70-300mm DX VR lens, I thought I would try this AF-P 18-55mm because of the many great reviews. I have the original AF-S 18-55mm VR (not VRII) released in 2006 as the kit lens for my D3100, so I thought I would get this new AF-P lens for my D5600 as an upgrade.

    What matters most for me, is lens sharpness. Other attributes can be corrected in post processing. I have to say that I am disappointed. It's not a bad lens at all, it's just that after many tests, I personally cannot detect improvement in sharpness over the 12 year old AF-S model. I'll still keep it and keep my original AF-S 18-55mm DX VR as a back up. If this one breaks, I know I won't be losing image quality if I use the older one. Yes, it's silent and the focus is near instantaneous. It's also smaller and lighter, so those are good points. It still has the plastic mount, and if you check eBay, the vast majority of the broken lenses that are on sale for parts, have a broken plastic mount. So be gentle with this lens.

    reviewed August 31st, 2018 (purchased for $140)