Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S

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The Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S is a budget-friendly wide angle lens that covers full-frame (FX) sensor cameras. Its compact, lightweight size makes it a great choice for landscape and travel photography. While its f/3.5-4.5 aperture isn’t quite fast enough to maximize use in low-light, it’s ideal in normal daylight conditions. The lens features Nikon’s built-in Silent Wave Motor, giving the user fast, silent autofocusing. For fine adjustments, there’s also a M/A manual focus override switch.

From an optical standpoint, the 18-35mm utilizes three aspherical and two ED lens elements. These help to reduce chromatic aberrations and improve overall image sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity. It has a close-focus distance of 0.92ft, and its internal focus design means the lens does not extend / rotate during focusing.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Here’s an interesting little lens – nice center sharpness throughout the zoom range, a nice step up from the Nikon kit lenses, and it covers full frame. But the price is simply ridiculous. As we say in the South, “my, but they’re proud of that”.

If you shoot DX, the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 or Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 gives you a better lens with a wider, fixed aperture and image stabilization for the same money. If you’re shooting full frame, the weak corners of the 18-35 make it a poor choice anyway. So why do we carry it? For the people who don’t read my takes, I guess, and just need to see for themselves.
May, 2013

Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating front element)
Maximum: f/3.5 – 4.5 Minimum: f/22 – 29
0.85 lbs
Minimum Focusing Distance
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
100° – 63°
Zoom method
Barrel-extending, nonrotating
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal focusing, Silent Wave motor
Aperture Blades
7, circular
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Nikon F
  • Lens w/front and rear caps
  • Hood
  • Lens pouch


  • Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S  Diagram
  • Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S  Diagram

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $6.00 $32.00 $38.00 $12.67
4 days $7.00 $35.00 $42.00 $10.50
7 days $9.00 $46.00 $55.00 $7.86
10 days $12.00 $62.00 $74.00 $7.40
14 days $16.00 $81.00 $97.00 $6.93
21 days $21.00 $108.00 $129.00 $6.14
30 days $27.00 $136.00 $163.00 $5.43
45 days $35.00 $177.00 $212.00 $4.71
60 days $41.00 $207.00 $248.00 $4.13
90 days $52.00 $267.00 $319.00 $3.54
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $32.00 $10.67
4 days $35.00 $8.75
7 days $46.00 $6.57
10 days $62.00 $6.20
14 days $81.00 $5.79
21 days $108.00 $5.14
30 days $136.00 $4.53
45 days $177.00 $3.93
60 days $207.00 $3.45
90 days $267.00 $2.97

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