Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens

B&H # NI168028VR MFR # 20055
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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
  • Four ED & Three Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Fluorine-Coated Front & Rear Elements
  • Silent Wave Motor and MF Override
  • Nikon VR Image Stabilization
  • Electromagnetic Aperture Mechanism
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.2'
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Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4.0 overview

  • 1Description

Take full advantage of the size benefits of your DX format camera without compromising on image quality with the compact Nikon's AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens. Featuring an equivalent focal length of 24-120mm, this lens will cover a wide range of subject matter, from wide landscapes to distant sports. Also, the maximum aperture range is quite fast, spanning from f/2.8 at 18mm to f/4 at 80mm. Ensuring maximum image quality, the optical design contains extra-low dispersion glass and aspherical elements to minimize aberrations and utilizes Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings to reduce ghosting and lens flare. On top of this, a protective fluorine coating is present on the front and rear elements for quickly cleaning off water and dirt.

Operation and handling is superb with a Silent Wave Motor AF system for fast, near-silent focusing and it has manual focus override by turning the manual focus ring. Working handheld is benefited by Vibration Reduction image stabilization which compensates for the effects of camera shake at slow shutter speeds and longer focal lengths. Additionally, an electromagnetic aperture mechanism is built into the lens for enhanced exposure control stability and it has a 72mm front filter thread.

When used on DX-format camera or FX-format cameras in DX mode, this lens will provide an equivalent focal length of 24-120mm.
Fast f/2.8-4 maximum aperture range is well-suited to working in difficult lighting conditions and also lends itself to precise focus control for shallow depth of field imagery.
Three aspherical and four ED glass lens elements work to reduce chromatic aberrations; improve overall image sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity; and help to minimize the overall weight of the lens.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps compensate for the appearance of camera shake up to four shutter speed stops, benefiting this lens' use in low-light conditions. A Sport VR mode is available for panning and fast movements along with a Tripod VR mode for reducing the impact of subtle ground vibrations or camera movement that can be transferred to your support system.
Silent Wave Motor autofocus mechanism provides quick, quiet and precise autofocus performance.
Full-time manual focus override allows instant switching between AF and MF focusing systems by just rotating the focus ring at any time. Also, it in internal focusing so that the length of the lens does not change during operation.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
A Nano Crystal Coat, as well as a Super Integrated Coating, have been applied to the lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Fluorine-coated front and rear glass elements afford protection to the optical system.
A rounded 7-blade aperture diaphragm provides smooth out-of-focus elements in your final image.
Due to the electronic control required for full operation, this lens is not compatible with D2-series, D1-series, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70-series, D60, D50, D40-series, or D3000 DSLR cameras or film SLR cameras.
UPC: 018208200559
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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens
  • HB-75 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • 72mm Snap-On Lens Cap tuacftyqbwyurbyxuztqwqadssvufbdvsyu
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    • 1Description

    Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4.0 specs

    Focal Length 16 - 80mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 24 - 120 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8 - 4
    Minimum: f/22 - 32
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon DX
    FX in DX Crop Mode
    Angle of View 84° - 20°
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.15' / 35 cm
    Magnification 0.22x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.55
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.15 x 3.37" / 80 x 85.5 mm
    Weight 16.93 oz / 480 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 4.8 x 4.6"

    Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4.0 reviews

    AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 50.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Performer Purchased this lens for my recent Danube River Cruise and it more then met my expectations. Mounted on my Nikon D7200 body it made a relatively compact and light travel combination. The 16-80mm on the cropped sensor camera is equivalent to 24-120mm on full frame, a very useful range. The lens is not in-expensive but has many redeeming features, vibration control, nano coating, f2.8-4.0.etc. The included lens hood is very effective but quite bulky ( the Nikon HB-35 hood is a suitable replacement and is much smaller). Focus was fast and accurate, colors well saturated with good contrast.
    Date published: 2016-08-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great Bought this lens last fall before I went travelling and it worked great. It replaced the kit lens in my D5300, and the combo worked great for landscape and even some night shots. Landscapes there were zero issues, and really same can be said for any daytime shots. Up close, street shots, zoo-wildlife - all were great! At night it also does very very well. Only place it lags behind is in stary-night shots, which is when you break out the rokkinon. That said, city shots at night seemed to be not far off in quality Would 100% recommend this to an enthusiast who wants one lense to travel for the day with.
    Date published: 2016-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top-notch midrange zoom I bought this lens as a possible replacement for my venerable Nikkor 16-85, which had been my go-to travel lens since the days of the D90. I was disappointed in its performance on a D7100 and for the past two years I have used a D610 and 24-120 f/4 as my travel combo. That is a more expensive and heavier, bulkier outfit. To my pleasant surprise, this new lens is far better than the old 16-85: sharper, better color rendition and contrast, and of course, larger aperture for better subject isolation. What really surprised me is that the D7100/16-80 combo is actually better than the D610/24-120. Direct comparisons show the DX combo to be sharper and with better contrast. Nikon has produces a new DX standard.
    Date published: 2015-08-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nikkor 16-80 plastic muffin I purchased both this Nikon lens and the Sigma 24-105, and took comparive shots with both lens brought the imagines into Lightroom and did side by side comparison. All the findings have been explained away by many good YouTube video reviews. Dark corners, not as sharp in the corners with barrel distortion at the wide apertures. But if this not important to you and you want to pay more money ... have at it. BTW I personally didn't like the built quality, having said all this it does take good imagines at f2.8, I found that the sigma 24-105 didnt have all the issues I was concern with. Oh I forget... it wasn't as quiet as the Sigma in video mode too.
    Date published: 2017-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The latest DX lens technology; really versatile This lens should attract more attention now that it is the kit lens for the new D500 (at no discount for the combination). I bought it earlier as an upgrade to my very useful 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom; the 16-80mm has the very latest in Nikon DX lens technology and gains a half-stop to a full stop over its predecessor. The range (24mm to 120mm equivalent in full frame) more than duplicates the coverage of the two primes I used with Nikon DSLRs beginning in the 1960s: the 35mm f/2 and the glorious 105mm f/2.5. I never felt the need of anything else. For nature and landscape photography the 18-140mm kit lens that came with my D7100 has a greater reach that I rarely use, and its IQ is probably not as good as that of the 16-80mm--especially on a 24 MB camera like the D7100..
    Date published: 2016-01-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast versatile DX Zoom By far the best DX format standard zoom (equivalent to a 24-120 on full frame) that Nikon has made. AF is slightly slower than some lenses like this but not in a problematic way, just not as snappy as something like a 24-70 f/2.8. It's nice and lightweight but seems to be constructed well. The lens hood is a bit bulky. Image quality is very good and the versatility of a 24-120mm equivalent lens is great. A perfect partner for a D7200 or the new D500.
    Date published: 2016-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile, light, easy to use and tack sharp What more could you ask for? Sure it's variable aperture but honestly the light weight is worth it. This is a wonderfully designed do it all lens that was obviously carefully designed with a very high value for the customer in mind. I have most of Nikkor's best lenses, 600, 400 (FL versions) and the whole range of N 2.8 and 1.4s and this lens fits well within this family. If your priority is the prestige of metal construction and gem-like operability look elsewhere. This lens is about providing the customer with a wide range of view with lightness, sharpness, compactness, freakishly-effective Vibration Reduction and reasonable affordability. I've attached a trite image sample but this lens is fast becoming my always with me friend for all occasions. Unfortunately the image I've attached won't do it justice. Full resolution on a 5K Mac screen it's rich, superlatively sharp with deep colors and pop.
    Date published: 2017-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb DX midrange zoom Nikon has hit it out of the park with this lens - optically it is absolutely fantastic. It's sharp wide open in the center at all focal lengths, and across the entire frame again at all focal lengths stopped down to f/7.1 for landscapes. Great Nikon colors and contrast. Distortion is well controlled and field curvature is relatively minimal even at 16mm. My only two gripes are that the AF is somewhat noisy compared to the 24-120 which I also own, and the VR is not particularly effective. This seems to be a trend with wide to mid zooms that have VR - the 24-120 has the same problem. Certainly on a 24mp DX camera like the D5500, you won't achieve maximum sharpness at 2 stops below reciprocal rule handheld (e.g. 1/15sec at 60mm equivalent). Overall I would say it is superior to the 24-120 and can deliver as good or better results on a 24mp DX camera as the FX lens delivers on a D610/D750. Good one Nikon!
    Date published: 2015-10-25
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    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D3200
    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D7500
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