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

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S DX 16-85 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 16 - 85 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 83 - 18.8 o
Closest focusing distance 0.38 m
Maximum magnification 4.6
Minimum aperture 36
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type SWM
Lens Construction 17 elements / 11 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 85 x 72 mm
Weight 485 g
Additional information Anounced: January 2008,
2 ED elements, 3 aspherical lenses.
Average rating (14 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (14)
  1. Sergii
    Sergii 4 November 2017, 13:55
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    IP 93.170.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 550 $
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: 1) Only 16mm - already want more. 2) Sometimes I want a more even geometry at 16 mm (if the tower is on the side of the frame). Crosses on the domes of churches sometimes have to be aligned in Photoshop, if they appear to be on the edge of the frame.

    Pros: 1) Very cool geometry pictures even at 16mm, compared to other lenses. I chose it precisely because of the correct geometry of the pictures, but if the camera is properly held. 2) Very sharp throughout the field of the frame at all the apertures. 3) Excellent microcontrast details of the picture. This allows you to do in-depth study in Photoshop without distorting the correct saturation and color reproduction of the image. 4) Excellent color reproduction in the pictures - the original is pleasant. 5) The image stabilizer is super. Allows you to photograph holding the camera with your hands at long exposures up to 1/10 seconds, if you stand on your feet, and up to 1/3 sec if you rest your hands on the railing. 6) Autofocus is a miracle of technology.

    Summary: After 2 years of operation I bought a neutral density ND 0.9 8x 67mm filter. Now the image stabilizer is permanently on. And the pictures became fabulously beautiful and unique-expressive. And after Photoshop very often take first place in the competitions of photographers. Sorry for immodesty. Dear friends, in fact the camera plays a secondary role. The first place should be a quality lens.

  2. epistoiero
    epistoiero 22 April 2013, 21:24
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    IP 88.172.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: telezoom is too short. Aperture is too small

    Pros: excellent optical quality Built quality is OK

    Summary: excellent like travel zoom

  3. Azudense
    Azudense 2 November 2012, 21:18
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    IP 188.78.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 600
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Apertura

    Pros: Nitidez, versatilidad

    Summary: Una lente muy racional con excelente rendimiento penalizada, únicamente, por su limitada apertura, en tele especialmente. Perfecta para viajar con poco peso.

  4. legal eagle
    legal eagle 7 March 2012, 21:26
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    IP 167.193.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: $550
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Not quite a one lens solution. You need a telephoto lens like the 70-300mm

    Pros: Perfect range, size and weight for walk around lens on trips.

    Summary: One of the best lens deals that Nikon has for DX camera lenses.

  5. atamola
    atamola 2 March 2012, 18:21
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    IP 82.35.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Resolution falls towards the long end

    Pros: * 16mm * Very good resoution at 16mm * 16-85mm is a quite versatile range. * VR works very well.

    Summary: * A very good lens. At f/5.6 and above competes with the professional 17-55 at every focal lenght. * Versatile. * However, I prefer primes (24 f/2.8D, 35 f/1.8G, 50 f/1.8G).

  6. Randal Palladino
    Randal Palladino 4 January 2012, 16:22
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    IP 189.103.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 2450
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Excelente nitidez, construção do corpo solido

    Pros: Preço

    Summary: Excelente lente para o dia-dia.

  7. DSPcat
    DSPcat 18 December 2011, 18:47
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    IP 174.98.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 619
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow for indoor use

    Pros: Sharp! Great for landscapes and general walk around use. Metal mounts, good overall build quality VRII vibration reduction Good balance on the D7000 accurate and fast autofocus in this category

    Summary: Love it on my D7000.

  8. nbn
    nbn 8 June 2011, 19:15
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    IP 188.4.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 585
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: nothing that really matters

    Pros: sharp, silent motor

    Summary: I think this is the pro lens for the amateur. It works excellent indoors for people and outdoors for landscapes

  9. TomasX
    TomasX 29 March 2011, 10:46
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    IP 195.113.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Vignetting in open aperture, lens speed (not cons in its category), only average lens flare resistance, bokeh at f=50mm, only average AF speed.

    Pros: Perfect sharpness from open aperture to F8-11 (I do not talk about corners 16mm F3.5 of course), very good build in its price category, perfect focal range, lightweight, contrast saturated nice colors images, precise AF (some pieces have problems at 16mm at old bodies - D80 and older), no problem with CA, relative low sferic distortion for difficult 16-85mm range, perfect image stabilization, only 67mm filter

    Summary: Ideal DX landscape and outdoor lens.

  10. kgp
    kgp 27 January 2011, 16:25
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    IP 94.66.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Weight, average build quality for the price range, vignetting in open apertures.

    Pros: Very sharp across the range, excellent built in stabilisation (VR), due to his 16-85 range is an ideal all rounder for DX users.

    Summary: INMO the best standard zoom for Nikon DX users.

  11. Scandinavian photographer
    Scandinavian photographer 28 December 2010, 20:09
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    IP 91.152.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 600€
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Visible barrel distortion at 16mm

    Pros: Real sharp, at least after ~2 stops. Also very matching zoom range for many purposes. Wide angle (16mm) gives tiny benefit comparing most kit lenses

    Summary: My second best lens after Nikon 70-200/2.8 VR and for the moment I don't know better & more cost effective solution for my own needs at this category.

  12. Pictureted
    Pictureted 24 December 2010, 21:03
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    IP 67.170.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Extends when zooms.

    Pros: Great zoom range with excellent IQ. The VR works well and allows for f8 for DOF when shooting interiors which I prefer. The size, weight and ergonomics are excellent. AF is fast and silent.

    Summary: I bought this lens with my D90 and it always gets taken along. I would buy for any DX body.

  13. geof777
    geof777 28 July 2010, 17:56
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    IP 217.35.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slightly visible barrel distortion at 16mm thats about all!!

    Pros: Nice sharp image quality. VR works well - at least 2 stops of benefit/gain close up focus is nice - if not actually true macro Range is great.

    Summary: Equal all time favourite general walkabout lens Great all rounder with excellent image quality in all respects

  14. Ali
    Ali 26 May 2010, 14:58
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    IP 143.224.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: No real con - You should know what to expect when you directlly have a strong light/sun in the view with a lens with 17 elements

    Pros: Perfect zoom range, VRII, excellent image quality for the price, very nice for "nearly makro" shoots (0,38 m @ 85 mm)

    Summary: My best lens I ever had -