Excerpt: I was so pleased with my 70-300 that I decided to purchase this lens to serve as its little brother. The two seem very similar. Upon comparing shots made at 70mm, it was obvious that the new lens was not sharp. I groaned, not wanting to send my new lens back. Then I remembered that I could calibrate the focus with my D300 if this was a focus problem. A look at the photos revealed that I was focusing short of my subject.
Pros: Durable, Good close focus, Good value, Lightweight
Excerpt: I tested this lens when I received it. It's seems to be very sharp at all focal lengths, even wide open. I like the extra zoom range compared with my 18-70mm DX lens, and the VR is a plus. Unfortunately, the autofocus was way off--the actual focus plane was always about half-way towards the camera from the object at the selected focus point. I exchanged the lens with B&H for a new copy, no problem.
Summary: Ich habe mein 16-85er soeben wieder an Amazon zurückgesandt. Nachdem ich auf meiner D7100 nur Festbrennweiten (die günstigen 35er und 50mm von Nikon für etwa 180 Euro) benutzt habe und ich mich bewußt gegen das billige Kitzoomobjektiv entschieden habe, konnte ich gleich bei den ersten Bildern eine deutlich sichtbare Verschlechterung feststellen.