Nikon AF-s DX 18-55 3.5-5.6G VRII
Nikon calls this the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR.
AF-S: Quiet focusing with a silent wave motor (SWM).
DX: Only works on digital cameras, usually gives black corners on film.
G: No aperture ring. Only works on cameras newer than about 1992.
VR: Vibration reduction, rated for three stops improvement.
All this and more explained in greater depth on my Nikon Lens Technology page.
See also Crop Factor.
f/3.5 - 5.6.
11 elements in 8 groups, including one hybrid aspherical element. A hybrid aspherical element is a glass element to which a thin aspheric plastic film is glued. This lets this $200 lens perform like a $2,000 lens. Nikon has been doing this for a decade, and their other lenses that use this technology are wonderful.
7 blade rounded.
Stops down to f/22-36.
0.9 feet (0.28m) from the image plane (the back of the camera). This is only inches away from the front of the lens!
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
Rotates with focus and extends with zooming.
2.9" diameter x 3.1 " extension from flange (73 x 79.5mm).
(The non-VR 18-55mm is rated at 2.7 x 2.9" (70.5 x 74.0mm).)
9.280 oz. (263.1g), measured.
Nikon specifies 9.3oz. (265g).
Measured with two real samples, this VR version actually weighs 2.105 oz. (59.7g) more than my 18-55mm AF-S II.
HB-45, included in Japan, but not in the USA.
CL-0815 pouch, included in Japan, but not in the USA.