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:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR is the longer of the two lenses at 80mm. The Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G with a length of 63mm is 17mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR also has a larger diameter of 73mm compared to Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G's 65mm diameter.
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 70g (26%) lighter than the Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR which has a weight of 265g.
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.