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


As title, not even a big story even though the title is fancy enough. I just sold my 18-55mm ED II that came up as lens kit of D40 and bought a nice 7.5 times zoom of 18-135mm IF-ED, (FYI, it’s 135mm divided by 18mm equal 7.5). Master Yoda here quite disagrees for 18-135mm than 18-55mm EDII, he said unworthy enough. Instead, he recommends 18-200mm VR!! But master, it’s VR, meaning you have to allocate whole bunch of money to buy one, not to mention for how long you’ll wait for it to be ready stock here in Indonesia. Frankly, Bokeh in 18-55mm is great, well rendered, but 18-135mm catch up with it pretty well. Finally, 18-135mm is one nice step up in optical zooming, enough said.


  1. I ordered a 18-55/3.5-5.6 ED II two days ago because I need to had something while my fucking 18-135/3.5-5.6 IF-ED is at a repair shop.

    If I should start from scrath buying lenses I should chose a Tokina 16-50/2.8 (comes to the market in july) and a Tokina 50-135/2.8. Tokina has a reputation for building tought linses that last longer than those plastic, build to break, shit that Nikon’s 18-55/3.5-5.6 ED II and 18-135/3.5-5.6 IF-ED belongs to. And Nikon linses that can handle the real outside word is more expencive than I can afford.

  2. R. Ferdy Ferdian · · Reply

    Agree. Those 18-55mm ED II and 18-135 made mostly with plastic, but I’m sure is not the cheap one. Tokina eh? Haven’t think about that brand anyway. To me, frankly, it’s about the lens quality.

  3. @ ferdy : if you’re looking for lens quality then 18-200 it is.. 18-135’s mount is made of plastic and this lens is well known of its mount connection error.. I wouldn’t recommend this lens though..

    Tokina? The built quality is very good (or so i’ve heard).. or maybe you can consider Tamron’s 17-50 f2.8.. it’s not so expensive & it’s a quality lens..

    1. hmmm…I see. thanks for the input mas bram 😉

      1. it’s my pleasure fer.. 😀

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