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8.6 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 8
8.0

Very useful

Adorama
8 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I find myself shooting with this lens about 80~90% of the time.Lightweight and practical.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent general-purpose lens

lonelaser, B&H Photo
10 November 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 8
8.0

David Busch is right

Steve, B&H Photo
30 September 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens

C Photographer, B&H Photo
9 June 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Good All-Around Lens

George, B&H Photo
16 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Really shines at 24-35mm, two stops down. Corner sharpness not great, but since I normally crop my images, I find it acceptable. Directly compared to a Sigma 17-50mm, the AF on the Nikon is faster and quieter, especially in live view. Build quality is very good. The zoom ring is a bit stiff for video.
  • Pros: Build quality, Center Sharpness
  • Cons: Corners Not Very Sharp
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Overall 8
8.0

Fills the gap

Jo, B&H Photo
31 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I have long glass. This lens fills my needs on the short side. Very sharp better than I expected.
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Overall 8
8.0

Small compromise

lonelaser, B&H Photo
28 January 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens replaced my Nikkor 18-200 VRI lens. It's lighter, faster focusing, sharper and displays much less barrel distortion. The 80-200 had unacceptable distortion at both extreme ends. At the longer end, an excellent, albeit slow, portrait lens. The bokeh at 3: 5 is somewhat lacking, but a f2 or wider lens is required for this, and an f1: 8 16-85, if it existed, would weigh nearly twice as much and cost at least three times as much.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Just right for my type of photography

Will, B&H Photo
28 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for general landscapes, street photography, indoor shots, and nature when not requiring a long telephoto lens.
  • Pros: Durable, Reliable, Size
  • Cons: Variable Apertures
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Overall 8
8.0

Great everyday lens!!!

Adorama
20 August 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a great everyday lens and has been on my camera since I purchased it. The 16mm on the wide end gives you just that little bit extra. The only reason I wouldn't give this five stars is that nothing is really perfect but this lens is close for that knock around lens that you can shoot just about anything with.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Kit lens

Adorama
2 July 2013
  • Excerpt: A great lens, a solid upgrade from the standard 18-55. The lens is noticeably wider, has much sturdier build quality, and zooms and focuses great! Its sharp for all the uses I have for it. Certainly not professional, but professionals will buy a faster piece of glass anyway. A great fit on the D7000-they go great together! A fantastic walk around lens.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Reliable, Sharp, Solid
  • Cons: Slow Autofocus
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