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Nikon Inc. AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a versatile, all-in-one zoom lens designed for DX and FX format Nikon D-SLRs.
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Lens Mounting?

I would like to know if this lens has a metal or plactic mount. I prefer a metal mount.
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why did nikon not have made an all metal lens mount for the 18-135, 18-105,18-55 lens line up.. there happens to be a company that is now making an all metal mount replacement for these three lenses I believe it made of aluminium, and painted in black , why the heck, Nikon company did not do the same to avoid the plastic mount breakage problems that so many photographers encountered in the past including myself
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens mount is metal.
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Is the lens completely compatible with d3200? AND, will this lens cast a shadow if using the built-in flash of D3200?

I know that the 18-300 and 18-200 will cast shadow with built-in flash of D3200.

Now, I am exploring the 18-140 to see if I can get away without having to invest in an extra speed light.
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remove the lens hood may help with your shadows...or try a different hood..
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Yes lens will work just fine with the D3200. As for shadow it all depends on the situation, generally if shooting close then the flash may cause a shadow, again, depends on what you are taking pictures of and how close they are.
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What all comes with this lens? I know caps do, but what about a hood?

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Hood is not supplied.
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR only comes with the lens caps. There is no lens hood included. However the HB-32 Bayonet Lens Hood is available for purchase.
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When using on a tripod (mounted to D5300 body), do I turn VR on or off?

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It is recommended to turn it off, if you use a decent tripod it should be sturdy enough not to need VR
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VR should be off all the time unless you really need it.
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Lens Mount to camera

Is the bayonet mount on this lens plastic or metal?
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metal
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens has a metal mount.
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Is this lens compatible with the d750?

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Better choice, more money but correct for full frame camera.
AF-S NIKKOR
24-120mm f/4G ED VR
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AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR will operate with the D750 however the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a DX lens and the D750 has an FX sensor. For more information on the DX and FX comparison please see: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...

Please see the Interactive Lens Simulator to compare lenses that are DX and FX on your D750 body: http://static.nikonusa.com/Lens-Sim...
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looks like a useful range for general photography, but when are we going to see, if ever, real wide and ultra wide DX primes?

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The widest angle DX lens in the current NIKKOR line up is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens. The widest angle DX prime is the AF DX Fishey-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED fisheye lens.

Unfortunately Nikon cannot speculate about future products or enhancements until official information is announced on our web site: www.nikonusa.com.
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is this compatible with the d70?

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Yes, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is fully compatible with D70.
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Is Nikkor 18-140mm lens compatible with D3100?

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Yes, full functions.
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How good would this lens be at capturing high speed action shots.

Such as sporting events, etc.
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Yes. It will if you utilize it effetely. Just don't set the camera to shutter speed like 1/60s or have the camera in Auto and expect motion to be stopped.
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Compatibility

I wish to buy this lens for my mom who is currently using a Nikon D40x (I know, old!). Will this lens be appropriate for her camera?
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is compatible with the D40x.
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Cleaning Nikkor lenses

This is a general question.

What is the best way to clean the outwards facing lens element of any Nikkor lens? this is for routing cleaning of dust, fingerprints and water droplets.

I do understand that adding a filter will keep it clean, and we will have to just clean the filter. But I want to clean the lens before adding a filter.
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Use a lens pen, probably the easiest and quickest way.
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Is this lense compatible with nikon teleconveter?

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No, here is a link to compatible lenses:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/EN_Comp_chart.html
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Lens Fungus?

I've been reading on lens fungus here lately. I currently live in MD where temp and humidity tend to fluctuate regularly. Has anyone on the forum had any issues before with fungus on the lens? Was it inside the lens or on the outside of the lens? What do you do now to protect your lenses from fungus? I just got my camera and want to know what the standard protocol is for preventing damage like this to my lens. Currently, I don't use it every day and it mostly sits on top of my cabinet with the lens cap on.
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Fungus is caused by dust and moisture inside the lens. The dust is almost impossible to control but without moisture it will not turn to fungus. Store the camera in a camera bag or a box with some silica gel packets. Always dry off a damp camera and try to avoid extreme sudden temperature changes.
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What is a lense hood and why would I need one?

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Prevents lens flare when shooting in bright sunlight and also protects the lens.
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Is this lens compatible with the D40?

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Yes it is.
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Will this lense work with a D3100?

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Yes it will
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is this lens fully compatible with the d3200

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Yes, it is fully compatible with the D3200.
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Is the lenses compatible with the D60

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Fully compatible with the D60.
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Will this lens work with my Nikon D50?

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Fully compatible
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