Nikon 18-140mm vs Nikon 18-55mm



The Nikkor 18-55mm weighs around 195g only, making it walk “around lens”, however, let’s see its collision with its own acquaintance with wonderful NIKKOR 18-140mm, Which have electrifying specifications to give you all-round and sharp performance during your photography session.

Nikon 18-140mm vs Nikon 18-55mm


Nikon 18-140mm

 Nikon 18-55mm

Focal Length 18 – 140mm 18 – 55mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 – 5.6 Maximum: f/3.5 – 5.6
Format Compatibility Nikon DX Nikon DX
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48′ (45 cm) 9.84″ (25 cm)
Elements/Groups 17/12 11/8
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded 7, Rounded
Image stabilization Yes Yes
Autofocus Yes Yes
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.07 x 3.82″ (78 x 97 mm) Approx. 2.34 x 2.60″ (59.5 x 66 mm)
Weight 490 g 6.88 oz (195 g)

Sharpness– You can get uncompromised sharpness with the Nikon 18-140mm lens that might also considerably better at all focal length except at its final at 140mm, where the lens miss to give you best result in sharpness ( gives lesser sharp results, but a lot ignorable) than all its contemporaries. On the other side, the Nikkor 18-55mm lens also offers impressive sharp images at maximum focal lengths.

AF performance-Doubt is nowhere about the versatility of the lenses…both are outstanding and incredible, however, Nikon 18-140 is succeeded to create impression among the users with its fast and accurate AF performance. On the other hand, we may not be happy with the AF performance resulted by Nikon 18-55, which is comparatively slower than its competitor.

Chromatic Aberration– At 18mm, Very minor chromatic aberration will be visible while shooting with Nikon 18-55mm, whereas the amount of aberration is probably more in images shot with Nikon 18-140 (marginally more, which is ignorable). Plus, at 55mm also, the Nikon 18-55mm shows a strong control over chromatic aberration at all.

Macro shots– Honestly, both of these lenses  aren’t to be used for macro shooting, but still  we consider Nikon 18-140mm for close-ups since the lens offers Minimum close-focusing range is 45cm (almost one and a half feet). On the other side, 18-55mm offers close-focusing range of 0.28m (11.02 inches).

Nikon 18-140mm Nikon 18-55mm
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Verdict Looking at the DXOMARK and overall specs we must recommend you to consider Nikon 18-140mm lens foe overall performances.

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