Summary: Produces very sharp images on a D7000. However I would have traded some focal length on the long end for another f-stop; a sharp 16-60 f/2.8-4 would have been preferable but none exists. (VR not helpful for moving subjects.
Summary: I have been looking for a sharp Nikon lens that would replace my older 18/200 zoom which has disappointed me as to sharpness many times. After reviewing several lenses including Pro lenses I decided on this one although shorter in focal length and I have not been disappointed. It is easy to handle, sharp at all focal lengths and does great on all pictures I have shot from people to scenics.I primarily use this lens without a tripod and still want good sharp pictures...
Summary: good glass Sharp, and well done.Best for crop cameras. Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Well worth the dollars! Tack sharp and excellent contrast.
9 December 2012
Summary: Ordered this lens and have no regrets. For a zoom lens, the image quality is sharp; sharper than my previous kit lens and omnizoom. The wide angle 16mm is certainly appreciated when I do landscape, and the 85mm allows me to do portrait work well. This is now my walkaround lens of choice. Pair up with a 35 mm prime and the 55-200 mm solid kit lens and you are pretty well set. There's a reason Nikon has this lens priced so high!
Summary: The Nikkor 16-85 VR is Nikkor's best zoom lens in a DX format in terms of image quality. Great colour rendition and clarity. Having the extra wide field of view does make a big difference shooting at 16 mm rather than 18 mm. I have taken more photos on my D7000 with this lens than any of the other 6 Nikkor lenses I own. It is a real workhorse.
Best all around mid priced lens for DX Nikon cameras.
8 November 2012
Summary: I am very happy with my purchase of the Nikon AF-S 16mm-85mm F/3.5-5.6 ED DX VR lens...That was mouthful! This lens offers something very important, a 2mm wider angle than some of the other lenses like the 18-200mm, 18-105mm, 18-55mm, 18-55mm kit lens, and the very expensive 17-55mm F 2.8 lens. I would not have spent full price on a new one ($629.95-$659.95 average), but recieved an almost new, near mint lens on Ebay for $455.00. and free shipping.
Summary: If you take many pictures, there have been times when your primary lens has not done the job. Say you are in a small room attempting to take a portrait shot, you have a 35mm lens on the camera, and you run out of room to maneuver. I was there recently. The picture was very important, and the subject was chopped off at the shoulders. I really wanted a full portrait. Finally you remember you have the 16-85mm in your bag and the day is saved.