Reviews and Problems with Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
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Alaska Joe, B&H Photo
12 April 2015
Excerpt: This and the D7200 are now my walk-around alternative to the D800E and 24-120 f/4. I love the smaller, lighter combination for casual, and sometimes serious use. Build quality of the lens is fine, optical is fine too.
Excerpt: When you want to travel light and carry just one lens this one has merit. The wide end is hard to find in DX lens and this one produces very nice images. A bit soft on the edges wide open at 16 but very acceptable.
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...
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.
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.