In this review, we will be comparing Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G and Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR, two Standard Zoom lenses by Nikon. Both lenses have the same focal length and max apertures of 18-55mm focal range and a max aperture of F3.5 - F5.6 so they are very comparable in this regard.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G and Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G and the Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
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|Walk Around||Very Good||Very Good|
|Landscape||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G weighs 195g, which means it is 10g (4%) lighter than the Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR which has a weight of 205g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Zoom Lenses in Nikon F (DX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Zoom Lenses in Nikon F (DX) Mount for Size Comparison
Both Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G and Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR has the same Nikon F (DX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (DX) lenses are Nikon D3500, Nikon D7500 and Nikon D5600.
Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR is also available in Nikon F (DX) mount.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 18-55mm and the fastest aperture of F3.5 - F5.6.