Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR

The Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is a good choice for someone who wants more than the basic kit lens has to offer, while remaining compact and lightweight.
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Zoom Ring

A very wide textured rubber zoom ring is located toward the front of the lens where it's sized and positioned for comfort.
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Compact and lightweight at 14.8 ounces, in part due to its all-plastic construction including the lens mount.
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VR and AF switches

Nikon's VR optical image stabilization technology. The VR compensates in real time for shake and vibration with no degradation to the image. With only one mode, it is either on or off.
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