AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED announced with Price, Features, Specs, MTF Chart

AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Nikon USA announced the AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens. This lens is an ultra wide-angle zoom lens compatible with the FX format and offering approximately 1.9x magnification. It covers the ultra-wide to wide-angle 18-35mm range of focal lengths with a minimum focus distance of 28 cm. This high-performance lens is equipped with two ED and three aspherical lens elements for superior optical performance, yet weighs just 385 g and is compact enough to offer excellent portability. This lens is a good choice for Nikon D600.

See: AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Sample Images


AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED price is $749.95

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Key Features
  • FX-format compatible, 1.9x ultra-wide-angle zoom lens covering a focal-length range from 18 to 35 mm
  • Compact and light design with a weight of 385 g/13.6 oz. for superior mobility
  • Optical system incorporating aspherical lens and ED glass elements is optimized for ultra-high-pixel-count D-SLRs
  • Seven-blade iris diaphragm creates beautiful intentionally blurred images, while superior aberration correction reduces axial chromatic aberration and astigmatism
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) realizes quiet AF operation
  • Two focus modes are available – M/A (autofocus with manual override, manual priority) and M (manual focus)
Focal length
18-35 mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
12 elements in 8 groups (including 2 ED glass and 3 aspherical lens elements))
Angle of view
100° – 63° (76° – 44° with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance
0.28 m/0.92 ft (from focal plane)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size
Diameter x length
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approximately 83 x 95 mm/3.3 x 3.7 in.
Approximately 385 g /13.6 oz
Supplied accessories
77 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-66, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1118
MTF Chart
Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm
Lens Construction