AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED (7.5x)

A high performance compact and lightweight 7.5x zoom lens for Nikon DX format digital SLRs

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  • ED
  • SIC
  • ASP
  • IF
  • D
  • G
  • SWM

Key Features

  • 18-135mm focal range (7.5x zoom) for use in a wide variety of situations (equivalent to a 27-202.5mm lens in the 35mm format)
  • One ED glass and two aspherical lens elements
  • Incorporates a compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet focusing
  • Two focus modes, [A] and [M], are available
  • Enables focusing from as close as 45cm (17.7 in.) from the subject through its entire focal range
  • The IF design provides a constant lens length and eliminates rotation of the front lens element, facilitating the use of circular polarizing filters
  • Seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening


Focal length
18, 24, 35, 50, 70, 105, 135mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
15 elements in 13 groups (one ED glass elements, two aspherical lens elements)
Picture angle
76° - 12°
Closest focusing distance
0.45m (1.5 ft.) (through the entire zoom range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from the camera’s lens-mount flange)
73.5 x 86.5mm
Supplied accessories
67mm Snap-on front lens cap (LC-67), Rear lens cap (LF-1), Bayonet hood (HB-32), Flexible lens pouch (CL-0915)

MTF Chart


Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements