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NikonAF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
 
4.6

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (232)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (214)
  • Easy to use (199)
  • Lightweight (181)
  • Reliable (159)

Cons

  • Heavy (31)
  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Heavy / bulky (10)
  • Not durable (6)
  • Slow focus (5)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (234)
  • Everyday (229)
  • Travel (220)
  • Portraits (154)
  • General purpose (138)
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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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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect everyday lens

By Brian

from Woodstock, NY

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Pros

  • Beautiful Fit And Finish
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Landscape Photography
    • Portraits
    • Traveling

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

    Balances beautifully on my D7200. Compact, lightweight, and sharp throughout the focal range. With a DX focal length equivalent to 24-127.5, you can't go wrong. From true wide angle to medium telephoto, this lens covers all bases. A great everyday lens.

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    5.0

    Why I think the 16-85mm Lens is better than any Kit lens

    By Frank

    from San Jose, Ca.

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

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

      I think there are a number of reasons why the 16-85 costs more than the 18-55, 18-105, 18-140, and even the 18-200 mm lenses. First, it is built much better than these lenses. Second, when used on the D7100 and especially the D7200 the algorithms in these cameras make it much sharper than these kit lenses. So, if you really, I mean really shoot a lot of pictures, this camera will outlast them and within the range be much sharper.

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good walking around lens

      By Junebug0623

      from Miami, Fl

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

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

        Just used this lens on a fall foliage shoot, both on and off a tripod. It is fairly sharp and I was able to hand hold in some tricky situations to get good composition because it is lightweight and small. great walking around lens and I would buy again.

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        4.0

        like the performance

        By Rudy

        from NJ,USA

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Traveling

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

          everyday use

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          (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beats the Nikon 18-55mm kit lens hands down

          By A.C. Just Anouther Dinosaur

          from Southwest Mountains of Colorado

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Bokeh
          • Reliable
          • Sharp

          Cons

          • Aperture Not Wide Enough
          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Fine Art
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Studio
          • Traveling

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

          In a different review I berated the 18-55mm kit lens and gave it a 1-star review. That was much higher than it deserved.

          The 18-55mm kit lens came with my D5200 a couple of years ago. I struggled with it for over a year and a half, complaining about the poor quality and blaming it on digital photography. You see, my primary photographic interest is large format film.

          Anyway, my frustration with this lens caused me to run some trials and I selected the ladder hanging from the back of my neighbor's house, about 50 yards away.

          I tested the lens at 18, 35, and 55 and went through the range of available f-stops, all while sitting on a tripod. It was unable to resolve the overlap of the steps on the collapsed extension ladder. So about 6 months ago I purchased the 16-85 lens from B&H.

          It was pricey for a lens with a 3.5-5.6 maximum aperture. I would have been much happier with a 2.6-4.0 for the cost. However, a repeat of the above tests shows a marked improvement over the kit lens. The steps on the extension ladder are sharp and defined.

          Also, another series that I made to test depth of field were done on a picket fence. The kit lens was so unsharp that you could barely notice the grain in the pickets. The edges of the boards were very fuzzy. With the 16-85, the grain shows up very clearly and the edges are sharp.

          I live in the southwest mountains of Colorado and I do a lot of landscape photography of mountains and trees and rocks and flowers. The zoom range is ideal for these subjects.

          I also like to do still life and table top photograhy in my home studio. Here again the sharpness and bokeh really shine.

          I am sorry that I did not order this lens sooner. Actually I am sorry that I did not order this lens with the D5200 rather than the kit lens. I would recommend this lens over the kit lens for anyone who is ordering a new camera.

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          (24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nikon 16 - 85 mm Critical Review

          By David

          from Greater Kansas City

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Excels On Large Groups
            • Great For All-around Use

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

            For general purpose, all-around photography, Nikon's kit lenses - the ones which come as part of a package deal with a camera outfit - are very good. One reviewer, for his / her purposes, found the 18 - 105 lens "just as good" as the 16 - 85 mm lens. For that person's use, I have no argument. For us, in our business, we have several 18 - 70 mm lenses, several 18 - 105 mm lenses, and several 18 - 135mm lenses. When we photograph small to medium sized groups, --- and individuals - including portraits, any of these lenses does an excellent job. However we ALWAYS try to avoid using any lens at its full widest angle perspective, because most relatively inexpensive lenses are soft at the edges when zoomed to their widest perspective. The acid test of a lens sharpness is not found when photographing a mountain or a flower or a car or a portrait. The acid test is to photograph a large group. I routinely use an 18 - 105 lens for everything else, but not large groups. I learned the hard way when photographing a group of 750 in a school gym - photographing at f/8, but having no choice but to zoom the lens to 18mm. I could see on the monitor when I zoomed the image to view it, that it was very SOFT on each side. At that point I zoomed in to approximately 30 mm and took one image of the left side of the group, and then a separate image of the right side of the group - and ended up "stitching together" the two halves and delivering a 20 30 print which was relatively sharp from edge to edge. After that I purchase the first of four 16 - 85 mm lenses and for OUR PURPOSES, it is considerably sharper than our other lenses - even when zoomed to its widest perspective. For us, it is markedly better.

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            (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic Wide angle & sharp on D7200.

            By Lowell

            from Los Angeles

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              I often take photos of groups of people near collectables in homes. This zoom lens with 16 mm wide angle (24 mm equivalent on the Nikon D 7200) is perfect for this. The usual 28 mm equivalent wide angle zoom is not adequate. Also, since I want the collectables in the background to be in focus, there is no need for big-heavy-expensive low-aperture zooms. I so rarely need a telephoto beyond this 128 mm equivalent, I don't have one. (This is my 2nd of this lens--so now I have a back-up just in case).

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect marriage with a D7100

              By Tomr23692

              from Yorktown VA

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              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

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

                For me this is the perfect lens. Its a big upgrade over the 18-70mm that I had paired with a D5000. I'm using this lens with a D7100 and the combination of the two is a giant leap in flexibility. If you don't think there's a big difference on both ends of the lens and the VR really helps with the heavier body. I get tack sharp photos under a really wide range of conditions.

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                4.0

                Very satisfied

                By Alaska Joe

                from Fairbanks, AK

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

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

                  This and the D7200 are now my walk-around alternative to the D800E and 24-120 f/4. I love the smaller, lighter combination for casual, and sometimes serious use. Build quality of the lens is fine, optical is fine too.

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                  4.0

                  Good "Do everything range" lens

                  By John

                  from Portland, TX

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

                  When you want to travel light and carry just one lens this one has merit. The wide end is hard to find in DX lens and this one produces very nice images. A bit soft on the edges wide open at 16 but very acceptable. When I shot film the 24mm was one of my favorite lens and using this new lens reminds me why the 24mm was so popular. I would like it to be a bit faster but then I have the 17-55 2.8 Nikon and it weighs a ton. Good service, as usual from B&H.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Lens

                  By Mark

                  from Massachusettts

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Sharp

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

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

                  This is my second copy of this lens. I used the old one for about 80% of my shots over the last few years on a D200 and D7100. The old one was damaged, and I figured it made more sense, given the price, to buy a new one rather than repair it.

                  The 24 Mp on the D7100 provides a good test of sharpness. Note that autofocus fine-tune is essential (on my body at least) to get the best results.

                  I find center sharpness with this lens to be very good-to-excellent at all focal lengths at f/8 and above. The corners are are surprisingly good as well. And it performs well wide open, although a bit softer if you're pixel-peeping.

                  All in all, an excellent lens. I'm very happy with it.

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                  (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Don't judge this lens by the numbers.

                  By JT

                  from San Jose, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • High Quality
                  • Image Quality
                  • Low Ca
                  • Sharpness
                  • VR

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

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

                    This might just be the most overlooked lens in Nikon's DX line-up. When shopping around, I saw a lot of criticism online for the lack of zoom range and high price.

                    This lens is not about the numbers, but all about image quality while offering a zoom range that covers 90% of what most of us actually need. It's also weather sealed, well built, and focuses fast. True, it won't due shallow DOF and it is a bit heavy, but get yourself a prime to satisfy those needs and you'll have a great setup.

                    The attached image is a screenshot showing a comparison between the output of this lens and my 35mm 1.8G. I had to bump the exposure up slightly on the 1.8G to compensate for the vignetting on that lens, but otherwise the images are straight out of my D7000 with all auto-corrections disabled.

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                    (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Easy to carry but not a great performer

                    By Pete

                    from Boise, ID

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Unacceptable Image Qualit

                    Best Uses

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

                      Maybe it was just my copy, but I used this lens for a year and sold it. It resolved detail fairly well, but it didn't have the acutance to give images the kind of snap they need. Some would say it "wasn't crisp". However you describe it, the images made with this lens had that rather smoothed over look that says "amateur lens". On the other hand, I often use the 18-55mm kit lens that many cameras ship with and it performs very well. So, it's not me and it's not my camera. It was disappointing as I really wanted to like this lens because it had a great range of focal lengths and was easy to carry around.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent all around lens

                      By G

                      from Chicago, IL

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Traveling

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

                        Been using the 16-85 for about a year now.
                        In almost all aspects, it's the best all-in-one lens for non pro DX.
                        Range - 16 offers a pretty wide angle. Great for your "squeeze it all in" landscape snaps, but more importantly lets you get close and personal with your subject creating interesting perspectives in your photographs. The far end at 85mm is very convenient for a close tele and portraits.
                        The range offers high flexibility when photographing kids running around and in general when travelling with limited "zoom with your feet" options.

                        AF - usually spot on and quick, but remember that you and your camera have a lot to do with AF accuracy.

                        VR - maybe the best I've used in non-pro glass. Got some great photos at 1/20th of a second that look awesome printed on 8X10.

                        Aperture - being a variable aperture lens, and not really fast once you get to the middle of the zoom range, you need to know the limits. Trying to photograph a portrait at 1/200 at dusk will probably yank your ISO numbers to over 1250.

                        This is a great lens for all around use while traveling, walking around, playground photos and letting unskilled photographers take pictures of you and your family.
                        It does everything very well, but like I mentioned before - know the limits.

                        It's quite compact for the range and doesn't weigh much.

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                        5.0

                        Great Universal Lens

                        By Tortuguero

                        from Dallas

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Cost Rica Jungle Animals
                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Traveling

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

                          Great lens, when you only have room for, or space for one lens with/on the camera. Covers most situations; close to moderatly "far" with convenience of "same lens". Very sharp and bright.

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                          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Excellent general-purpose lens

                          By lonelaser

                          from New York City

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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 AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR 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 AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR 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 AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR 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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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

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