Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Review

4.0
February 25, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 18mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens was attached to a Nikon D3300 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure Delay Mode was activated. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 18mmThe full frame at 18mm

The lens is a little soft wide open in the centre, but sharpness is very good from f/5.6 through to f/11, with f/16 and f/22 slightly worse due to diffraction. The edges aren't quite so good, with the best results obtained from f/8 to f/11.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/3.5
f/5.6
f/8
f/11
f/16 `
f/22 `

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