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8.8 out of 10

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

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.3x) The Ni Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

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Overall 4
Value for money 4
Ease of use 4
Picture quality 4
Durability 4

I expected much more for the price

DisappointedinDacula, Bestbuy
17 January 2013
  • Summary: I bought this to replace the very basic lens that came with the camera. I already had a zoom and I hoped this one would keep me from having to switch...
  • Pros: Replaces the limited lens it came with
  • Cons: for $600 I expected better zoom and better clarity
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Overall 4

Bad Focus

RL Potts, B&H Photo
19 August 2010
  • 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
  • Cons: Difficult To Use, Not Functional
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Overall 4

Would be great if autofocus worked

Photo Guy, B&H Photo
6 July 2010
  • 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.
  • Cons: Not Durable, Not Functional
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Overall 4


Easygiesi, Amazon
3 May 2013
  • 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.
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