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Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
8.6 out of 10

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

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Overall 8
8.2

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

Camera Labs
1 April 2009
  • Summary: The Nikkor DX 16-85mm VR is another quality general-purpose zoom for owners of DX-format Nikon bodies. It delivers a useful 24-128mm equivalent range covering most day-to-day situations, while including effective Vibration Reduction to counteract camera shake.
  • Pros: Flexible range with 24mm wide-angle., Effective Vibration Reduction., Relatively quick and quiet SWM focusing., Metal lens mount with rubber sealing.
  • Cons: Telephoto shorter than some kit zooms., Barrel shadow at 16mm with popup flash., DX 18-200mm VR available at similar price., Reports of undesirable bokeh around 50mm.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
30 April 2015
  • Excerpt: The light, well-built standard Nikon 16-85mm AF-S f/3.5-5.6G ED VR zoom lens is one of several options available to Nikon users looking to upgrade their existing kit lens. The 16-85mm, which is only compatible with crop sensor bodies, is relatively light at 485g, and has an extremely slim barrel for...
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Overall 8
8.0

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

ePHOTOzine
22 September 2011
  • Excerpt: This all purpose zoom for Nikon DX format SLR cameras provides an angle of view equivalent to a 24-127mm lens on a 35mm camera and costs around £450. It also sports Nikon's latest vibration reduction system and a silent wave focusing motor.
  • Pros: Very useful zoom range for general purpose photography, Vibration reduction, Very sharp at 16mm, Internal focusing
  • Cons: Drop off in resolution as the lens is zoomed (although the performance is still good), Occasional squeaking from the focusing motor on the tested sample
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 6
6.0

Nikkor AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
22 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Vignetting is generally well controlled except at 16mm @ f/3.5. The rather slow max. aperture may be a bit unfortunate because the achievable bokeh is rather underdeveloped in conventional scenes.
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Overall 7
7.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 6
6.0

Nikkor AF-S 16-85mm f/3-5-5.6G ED VR DX - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
31 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Despite some shortcomings the Nikkor AF-S 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX is probably still the best DX standard zoom lens in Nikon mount to date. It is very sharp throughout the range although there could be a little less field curvature (curved focus field) at 16mm.
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