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

BH #NI168028VR • MFR #20055
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Four ED and Three Aspherical Elements
Designed as the DX workhorse, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR from Nikon is a 24-120mm-equivalent zoom, well-suited for a broad range of shooting applications. Its bright f/2.8-4 maximum aperture range benefits working in low-light conditions as well as controlling depth of field for selective focus shooting. Equally impressive, the optical design features four extra-low dispersion elements and three aspherical elements, which help to control both chromatic and spherical aberrations for notable image clarity and sharpness. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are featured, too, and minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when shooting in bright and backlit conditions.
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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Overview

Designed as the DX workhorse, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR from Nikon is a 24-120mm-equivalent zoom, well-suited for a broad range of shooting applications. Its bright f/2.8-4 maximum aperture range benefits working in low-light conditions as well as controlling depth of field for selective focus shooting. Equally impressive, the optical design features four extra-low dispersion elements and three aspherical elements, which help to control both chromatic and spherical aberrations for notable image clarity and sharpness. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are featured, too, and minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when shooting in bright and backlit conditions.

Balancing the optical merits, this 16-80mm is also characterized by its inclusion of a Vibration Reduction image stabilization system that compensates for four stops of camera shake to enable sharper handheld shooting. A Silent Wave Motor also benefits producing sharp imagery, and affords quick and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. Additionally, this lens utilizes an electromagnetic diaphragm to ensure consistent exposure stability when shooting at fast continuous speeds.

Standard zoom is designed for DX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs and provides a 24-120mm equivalent focal length range.
Bright f/2.8-4 maximum aperture range suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers greater control over depth of field.
Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Four extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
Both a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake for up to four shutter speed stops, benefiting this lens' use in low-light conditions. Additionally, a designated Tripod Mode helps to suppress subtle ground vibrations when working atop a support system.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Fluorine coating on the front and rear elements affords protection to the optical system, resists smudging and fingerprints, and is easier to clean.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field techniques.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.

This mechanism limits the compatibility of this lens to the following cameras: D5, D4, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800/E, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300/S, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, and Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1.
UPC: 018208200559

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

Key Specs
Focal Length
16 to 80mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 120mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 to 4
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 to 4
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 32
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
83° to 20°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.15' / 35 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.22x
Optical Design
17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.15 x 3.37" / 80 x 85.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
5.01" / 127.3 mm
Weight
16.93 oz / 480 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8 x 4.8 x 4.6"

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

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question

How weather resistant is this lens?
Asked by: Jon
No more than any other non-professional lens. It's internally focusing, but the lens does expand when zoomed, so there is a good possibility of dust and moisture getting in there. It's also an electronic piece of equipment, so getting it wet should be avoided.
Answered by: Mary P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Does this lens work with Nikon D200

Does this lens work with Nikon D200
Asked by: Anastasios
No, the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens is not compatible for use with the Nikon D200 DSLR camera.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-03-29

Will this lens work on a Nikon D3000?

Will this lens work on a Nikon D3000?
Asked by: Jeffrey
We are afraid not. From Nikon: E type lenses are not compatible with the following cameras as they do not communicate aperture information electronically from the camera body: Nikon D2-series, D1-series, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70-series, D60, D50, D40-series, D3000 and film SLR cameras.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-07-23

Does the lens come with original Factory lens ...

Does the lens come with original Factory lens Hood add end cap or are they generic?
Asked by: Robert
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens includes original Nikon end caps and original Nikon hoods.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-04-06

How does the 16-80 lens compare with the older ...

How does the 16-80 lens compare with the older Nikon 16-85mm lens? I am considering replacing my 16-85, as it is getting old (like me).
Asked by: Kathleen
The Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens has a specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism that provides greater exposure control stability, especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates. This is the main advantage of the 16-80mm over the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens. Keep in mind this mechanism limits the compatibility of this lens to the following cameras: D5, D4, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800/E, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300/S, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, and Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2023-06-13

whats the warranty in a new nikon lense ?

whats the warranty in a new nikon lense ?
Asked by: francisdco
This lens comes with a 1 Year Nikon USA warranty and a 4 Year Nikon USA warranty extension upon registration.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-11-11

question

How does this lens compare with the Sigma 17-70mm lens? Looking for short zoom macro for a Nikon D5500.
Asked by: Anonymous
None of those lenses are technically considered a macro lens, but the Sigma 17-70mm will be able to focus closer than the Nikon 16-80mm.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2020-09-09

Is this compatible with a D3500?

Is this compatible with a D3500?
Asked by: Michael
Yes, the Nikon D3500 and AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR are fully compatible with each other.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-09-04
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