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8.7 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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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
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 10
10

High Quality in every way, but a little heavy.

Max2000, Bestbuy
11 August 2013
  • Summary: Here is what I like about the Nikon 16-85 lens: It is a bit smaller than I thought it would be.
  • Pros: Feels Solid
  • Cons: Heavy and Pricey unless you catch a sale
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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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Overall 8
8.0

Great intermediate focal range lens.

Spence, B&H Photo
10 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens over the 18-200 after reading a lot of reviews. It fits in great between my 11-16mm Tokina and my 80-200 Nikon. It's a great walking around lens to have on my camera all the time. Although it's not quite as sharp as my other lenses, it's still very sharp!!! The only down side is that's it's a little heavy due to the good glass and higher quality build. All in all, I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Good Quality Lens, Reliable, Sharp, Short Focal Length
  • Cons: A little heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great alternative to the kit lens

Gspguy, Nikon
30 May 2013
  • Summary: I bought this over a year ago in preference to the 18-55 kit lens, here's why: It has a metal mount which way more robust than the kit lens, it has a useful improvement in the wide angle end of the focal range for indoor work and architectural shots and makes a great portrait lens too. Some say it is a great "walking around lens", which it is, but that term implies that it is average at everything. It's not. It's better.
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