Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR DX

bythom nikkor 16-85mm
  • DX coverage 
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), internal focus
  • 17 elements in 11 groups, 3 aspherical, 2 ED elements
  • 7-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22 (at f/3.5) 
  • vibration reduction
  • 72mm filter ring
  • 1'4" (0.38m) minimum focus; 1:4.54 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 3.4 x 2.8" (85 x 72mm) long, diameter
  • 17.1 ounces (485g) weight
  • included HB-39 bayonet lens hood, CL-1015 soft pouch, caps
  • US$700
  • Model Number 2178

Thom's Mini Review: One of the best mid-range zooms for DX, covers a 24-128mm equivalent field, and does so with aplomb. With the massive megapixels we're getting now in DX, you need a lens at least this good to get the most of those pixels; the cheaper kit lenses can disappoint. It would nice if this lens had a slightly higher quality build or a fixed aperture, but it's still better than anything else in the midrange other than the 17-55mm f/2.8 and 24-120mm f/4 VR (which barely qualifies as mid-range with it's 36mm equivalent starting focal length on DX). 

Recommended (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Thom's Review of the 16-85mm

Nikon's Web page for the lens

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