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

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WARNING: Not compatible with "full-frame" (35mm size) cameras.

Product Highlights
  • Super Wide Angle/Telephoto

The Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens is a compact, lightweight, fully-featured zoom lens that covers a wide 5.3x focal zoom range, and is ideal for a wide range of shooting situations. It is ideally suited for use with compact Nikon digital SLR cameras with the smaller DX size chip. This lens offers an equivalent focal length in 35mm terms of 24-127.5mm. It will conveniently cover everything from tight indoor portraits to medium telephoto shots.

The improved Vibration Reduction (VRII) system allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions. It minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 4 stops faster. The Nikon Super Integrated Coating used in this lens minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid images, even in challenging light conditions. Three aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of lens aberration even when used at the widest aperture.

This G-type Nikkor lens is designed with no aperture rings, and offers easier, virtually mistake-free operation because the aperture does not need to be set to minimum.

Note! DX lenses are NOT recommended for use with "full-frame" digital or 35mm film SLR cameras

Optics
Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements offer superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration. Three aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of lens aberration even when used at the widest aperture.
SIC Coating
Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor)
TSWM built into the lens offers smooth and quiet autofocus performance.
Rounded Diaphragm
The rounded diaphragm opening (7 blades) makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
M/A Mode
M/A mode allows rapid switching between autofocus and manual even during AF servo operation, with virtually no time lag.
Performance
Focal Length 16 - 85mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 36
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Angle of View 83° - 18°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.30' (39.6 cm)
Magnification 0.22x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 17/11
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.8 x 3.4" (7.11 x 8.64 cm)
Weight 1.07 lb (485 g)
Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens
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    Nikon16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 422 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (124)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (223)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (214)
    • Easy to use (186)
    • Lightweight (176)
    • Reliable (153)

    Cons

    • Heavy (30)
    • Pricey / poor value (11)
    • Heavy / bulky (10)
    • Not durable (6)
    • Slow focus (5)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (225)
    • Everyday (217)
    • Travel (209)
    • Portraits (151)
    • General purpose (138)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (235), Semi-professional (102), Professional (36), Casual user (21), Photo enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (194), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A balanced and versatile midrange zoom

    This is an excellent lens and I strongly recommend it. Buy this lens if:

    • You frequently take pictures in travel, everyday, or outdoor/nature situations
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    This is an excellent lens and I strongly recommend it. Buy this lens if:

    • You frequently take pictures in travel, everyday, or outdoor/nature situations

    • You prefer a zoom to a fixed prime lens

    • 16mm is important on the wide end (24mm FX equivalent)

    • You don't want to carry additional lenses or to change lenses while out shooting

    • You can live without zooming past 85mm (128 FX equivalent)

    • You don't mind using VR or high ISOs to overcome the slow aperture

    • You are ok with using longer focal lengths—as opposed to a large aperture—to limit depth of field

    • You want a build quality better than the 18-55 or 18-200 but can live with something that's not built to pro standards (such as the 24-70)

    That's the short version. I am a big fan of this lens, but it's often overlooked and unfairly criticized. Let me explain why by taking a step back to look at the big picture.
    Photographic equipment is about compromise. Every type of camera body and every type of lens forces tradeoffs. Whatever choice you make, you have to weigh what you gain vs. what you lose. Even if money is no object, you still have to balance size, weight, functionality, and so on. For example, no DSLR, no matter how expensive and awesome, will beat the convenience of the iPhone that's always in your pocket. But of course the iPhone gives up in image quality what it gains in size and convenience.

    Separate from the tradeoffs inherent in the equipment, there's the question of what types of pictures you are taking and the situations you expect to face. A five-day backpacking trip calls for different equipment choices than a wedding or your kid's soccer game.

    My point is that you can't ask this lens to be what it's not. It is not a $2,000 f2.8 pro zoom. It is not a lightweight, fast prime. It is not a zoom with a huge range like the 18-200, nor does it have a wide range that will get to 12mm or even 10mm.

    So how should we understand this lens? As I mentioned above, this lens is for people who want that extra bit of wide angle, who want to carry one lens and not several, and who are willing to use VR or high ISOs to make up for a slow aperture. If you value simplicity, convenience, and versatility, this is the lens for you. I have found this lens frees me from worrying about what to bring and instead allows me to travel light and to focus pictures rather than equipment.

    The 16-85 offers a great set of features. Having the option to go from 16mm to 85mm without changing lenses is a fantastic range for travel, everyday, and outdoor shooting. 16mm on the wide end covers 90% of what you need when it comes wide—you really only need to go wider for specialized applications like architecture or room interiors (and frankly, most people don't have the artistic skill to deal with the challenges of composing and taking good pictures wider than 16mm). It might not sound like much, but those extra 2mm over the typical 18mm make a difference. And while 85mm can't compete with 200mm or 300mm when it comes to zooming, 85mm will provide what you need 90% of the time. Unless you are shooting distant wildlife or sports, you rarely need more than 85mm (and in those cases, you should bring a dedicated zoom as that would be the appropriate tool for the task).

    It's tempting to get the DX "holy trinity" of the 12-24, 35mm prime, and the 55-200. But I've ditched that in favor of this 16-85. Simply put, you have a lens that covers 90% of what you need while offering huge benefits in simplicity, weight reduction, and convenience. Who wants to carry three lenses when you can carry one? Who wants to screw around in the field changing lenses? Furthermore, I have found that ISO and VR can make up for my one reservation with this lens, namely the slow aperture. Also, you can create good depth of field effects (such as isolating a flower by blurring the background) by using the longer focal lengths.

    Any reasons not to get this lens? If you don't care about getting to 16mm, go with the 18-200 for the extra tele range. If you want the fastest DX lens possible, look at the 35mm f1.8. If you are nuts about going wide, the 10-24 or 12-24 would be a better choice. If your budget is tight, stick with the kit 18-55 or maybe try the 18-105. If you want as much zoom as possible, look at the 55-200 or 55-300.

    Bottom line, if you understand what this lens can and can't do, and if it meets your type of shooting as well as your approach to equipment, this is a fantastic lens. I love its simplicity, balanced set of features, and versatility. Except for those rare and unique situations in which you need to get very wide or very zoomed in, this lens delivers. In the game of photographic compromises, this lens is a winner.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good, but compared to what???

    Given the many reviews of this lens, I'll focus my comments specifically on this 16-85mm lens versus the Nikon 18-105mm lens which is what i use with my Nikon D90. I was...Read complete review

    Given the many reviews of this lens, I'll focus my comments specifically on this 16-85mm lens versus the Nikon 18-105mm lens which is what i use with my Nikon D90. I was drawn to this lens for the slightly wider field of view it seemed to offer, and I hoped it might offer even further improvement in image quality (contrast and resolution). I shot over 150 pictures with the two lens on a tripod with shutter remote release at wide, mid and fully zoomed, both outdoors and indoors, and poored over them on the computer zooming in to all parts of the image. My impression - resolution/sharpness, color rendition/accuracy and contrast of the two lens is essentially indistinguishable - even at the edges. I know, everybody talks about how sharp the 16-85 is, and that's true, but its also true for the 18-105mm. And i found the extra width (16 versus 18) to be very minimally noticeable. (What is perhaps equally critical for the wide look is your own positioning and camera angle).

    I think this says more about how good the 18-105mm lens is, rather than any slight to the 16-85mm. If i had say the 18-55 mm kit lens, i'd consider replacing it with this 16-85 for the extra zoom range. The 16-85mm is solid, handles great, feels durable and the VRII seems to really help to reduce the # of blurred results. But up against the 18-105, it's just didn't seem to offer any better image quality, and the wider wide range wasn't significant enough to justify it's higher cost. I was prepared to love it and keep it, but instead i got more content with my kit 18-105mm. Funny thing about the grass being greener. ;-)

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    4.0

    Excellent general-purpose lens

    By lonelaser

    from New York City

    About Me Semi-Professional

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Landscape Photography
    • Portraits
    • Street shooting
    • Traveling

    Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

    All zooms are a certain compromise between acutance and versatility, so I won't go into comparisons to fixed focal lengths. This particular lens offers respectable sharpness, but that's not the primary purpose of a zoom in the first place–that purpose is TO GET THE PICTURE FIRST, WORRY ABOUT THE REST LATER. For street shooting, travel photography and general non-assigned photography, this lens covers all the strategic bases. If you're fumbling with a lens change (while at the same time taking strenuous measures to guard your sensor from environmental factors), in many if not most cases in the above-mentioned photographic scenarios, your picture is long gone before you're finished adjusting your gear. I've been using this lens for about 4 years, and it's held up well, performs the same as when new. Were it an F2-F2:8 is my only wish for change, but that change would also likely result in a price I would not be willing to pay, both in size/weight and in dollars. Highly recommended.

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    5.0

    Nikon Lens

    By PhotosbyFia

    from Sacramento, CA

    Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

    This lens takes absolutely stunning photos of landscapes.

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    5.0

    Great lens for DX

    By Al

    from Boca Raton, FL

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable
    • Sharp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

      I do mostly landscape and 'travel' photography. I bought a Nikon 18-200 'walk around' lens, which has a useful range, but just wasn't as sharp as I wanted. I bought the 16-85mm lens, and performed some testing with it. It's much sharper than the 18-200, and the range is very useful for landscape and travel photography. Together with my Nikon 10-24mm and 70-300 VR II, along with my 85mm macro, I have all the range I need for pretty much any occasion.

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Gene

      from Bay Town, Texas

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

        This lens is a great walk about lens from wide to telephoto

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        4.0

        David Busch is right

        By Steve

        from San Antonio, FL

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Traveling

          Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

          David says this is a great walk around lens! I have used it for about a month now and he is 100% on the money. Great lens for the money.

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          5.0

          Very versatile lens

          By EvenPar8462

          from Bellaire, Texas

          About Me Semi-Professional

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Traveling

            Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

            This is a great general, all-purpose lens that covers wide angle to medium telephoto. Extremely sharp and ultra fast focus.

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            5.0

            Great Walk Around Lens

            By Travel and Landscape Photographer

            from Santa Fe, New Mexico

            About Me Semi-Professional

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Traveling

              Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

              I bought this shortly before heading to Oregon for a weeklong trip. This lens served me well, whether walking the streets of Portland or photographing lighthouses along the coast. Simply a great walk around, handle any situation lens.

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              4.0

              Good lens

              By C Photographer

              from Miami, Fl

              About Me Semi-Professional

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                  Good lens

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                  5.0

                  It works as well as I had hoped.

                  By Ron

                  from Morris, MN

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                    With my old lens my grandson was always moving to fast for the camera, but with the VR lens it will even freeze the propeller on his toy airplane.

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic carry around lens

                    By Bad Bob

                    from Seattle, Wa

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                          I have only had this lens for a couple of weeks. I haven't been able to really test it out fully yet, but so far I am really impressed with it. I also have a Nikon 18x200mm lens which has been my carry around lens for several years. I am at the point where I am much more interested in the wide angle aspect of photography than telephoto. It's not that I will never use the 18-200 lens again, I am just going to used it a lot less.
                          I have found in my limited use of the 16-85mm that it seems that the photos are sharper, brighter, and colorful that on the 18-200mm. Part of it may be that I have used the latter since it first came out many years ago. The VR on the 16-85 is the newer version (VRII) and works much better.
                          I have not used it enough to to really give Pros and Cons, but I am very happy so far!

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                          5.0

                          Great Lens

                          By Advanced amateur

                          from King George, VA

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                            This lens is very sharp, has great build quality, and has low distortion.

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                            5.0

                            Outstanding lens

                            By CO

                            from King George, VA

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                              This lens is very sharp, well built, and has low distortion. It has half the barrel and pincushion distortion of the superzoom lenses.

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                              4.0

                              Good All-Around Lens

                              By George

                              from California

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Build quality
                              • Center Sharpness

                              Cons

                              • Corners Not Very Sharp

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                                Really shines at 24-35mm, two stops down. Corner sharpness not great, but since I normally crop my images, I find it acceptable. Directly compared to a Sigma 17-50mm, the AF on the Nikon is faster and quieter, especially in live view. Build quality is very good. The zoom ring is a bit stiff for video.

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                                4.0

                                Fills the gap

                                By Jo

                                from Boston, ma

                                Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                                I have long glass. This lens fills my needs on the short side. Very sharp better than I expected.

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                                4.0

                                Small compromise

                                By lonelaser

                                from Manhattan

                                About Me Semi-Professional

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                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                                  This lens replaced my Nikkor 18-200 VRI lens. It's lighter, faster focusing, sharper and displays much less barrel distortion. The 80-200 had unacceptable distortion at both extreme ends.

                                  At the longer end, an excellent, albeit slow, portrait lens. The bokeh at 3:5 is somewhat lacking, but a f2 or wider lens is required for this, and an f1:8 16-85, if it existed, would weigh nearly twice as much and cost at least three times as much.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Lens

                                  By Jer

                                  from Kansas City

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                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                                    I love this lens. It is my second one. I dropped my first one after 4 years of use and it cracked the UV filter. I still works so I replaced the filter and gave it to my daughter.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent contrast and detail

                                    By Roc889

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

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                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • Bulky

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                                    I was looking for a wide-angle zoom in the range of a 24mm (equivalent) to replace my 18-55mm kit lens for the Sony NEX-7, which meant a 16mm lens. A tough lens to find because wide range zooms are not generally known for great optics.I purchased a Nikon 18-140mm f3.5 DX ED VR and was disappointed with the corner detail at 18mm, both wide open and stopped down.I shot all my tests on a tripod on a bright day, viewed in Adobe Bridge, and calibrate my monitors with Color Munki.I returned that lens and purchased a Sony Zeiss Vario Tessar 16-70mm f4 ZA, which was also reviewed by kurtmunger.com and found to be less than stellar. Weirdly enough it was outperformed by my Sony 18-55mm E kit lens, so I wound up returning it. But still hoping that Zeiss would save the day I purchased the Carl Zeiss (Alpha) Vario Sonnar 16-80mm f3.5-4.5 with the LA-EA2 adapter. That lens was my biggest disappointment. At 16mm and f5.6 about 1/4 of the frame on the left and the upper right was smeared enough to be unusable. At f7.1 chunks of the corners were terrible even with CA corrected for in Adobe Bridge. Center sharpness was good but not great.Results improved at 24mm and f4 but corners were still smeared. This time it was the upper left and lower right.At 50mm and f8 detail was never crisp except in the very center.At 80mm and f8 results were surprisingly soft. Corners were halo-ed.So at this point Sony Zeiss lenses have lost all cachet for me. Are these Sony Zeiss lenses in name only? Or perhaps the fault lies in the LA-EA2 adapter? I don't know. Both Sony Zeiss lenses fell far short of expectations.Finally out of desperation and lots of research I decided to try the Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 G ED VR AF-S DX. Eureka! A lens that performs really well! I use it manually, of course, which with the magnification setting of the NEX-7 makes it very easy. But even wide open it's good, and 2 stops down it's beautiful. Contrast is great, detail is really crisp, and corners are good to very good. There is some CA that is easily corrected in Bridge so it's not an issue.By the way, both aforementioned Zeiss lenses were a LOT more expensive than this Nikkor.I don't hesitate to recommend the Nikon 16-85mm lens. The size dwarfs the NEX-7 body and there is no AF or stabilization when on a Sony NEX but it is a trade-off I'm willing to live with. (The Rayqual adapter I use to fit it onto the NEX-7 lets you change aperture.)

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent//for what it was designed for.

                                    By Coondog

                                    from Vermont

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                                      This a lens designed for landscape photography. It's wide and slow. If you need to take low light shots with this lens...then put it on a tripod. Otherwise, it's a pretty good workhorse. This lens is on my D7000 90% of the time. I like the mid range areas of this lens a lot..around 35-50mm. There is no creep, and at 16mm's.it's very wide. It's fairly well built, light and reliable. I've shot hundreds of pictures with this lens, and plan to shoot hundreds more. I'm giving it 5 stars because it does exactly what I expected it to do when I bought it.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Lens

                                      By Rsfranklin

                                      from Penna

                                      Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                                      This is the perfect walk around lens for my D7100. It's not too long or too short, so it balances well. Color and sharpness are excellent. Super fast focus, as well. I had a Tamron 18-270 before this and there is no comparison.

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                                      5.0

                                      My favorite zoom

                                      By JT

                                      from San Jose, CA

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Home
                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens:

                                        I'm constantly amazed at the quality of photos that this lens produces. It may seem expensive, but is worth every penny!

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                                        • You Pay: $36.50
                                         
                                        Hoya -  67mm Digital Filter Kit II
                                        • You Pay: $99.95
                                         

                                        Filter Holders

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                                        XUME -  67mm Lens Adapter and Filter Holder Starter Kit
                                        • You Pay: $49.95
                                         

                                        Hoods & Covers

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                                        LensCoat -  Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (Medium, Black)
                                        • You Pay: $13.75
                                         
                                        LensCoat -  Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (Medium, Realtree Max4 HD)
                                        • You Pay: $18.75
                                         

                                        Cases & Wraps

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                                        Pearstone -  Onyx 40 Lens Case
                                        • You Pay: $9.79
                                         

                                        Lens Mount Caps

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                                        Sensei -  67mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap
                                        • You Pay: $3.95
                                         
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