Excerpt: I do mostly landscape and 'travel' photography. I bought a Nikon 18-200 'walk around' lens, which has a useful range, but just wasn't as sharp as I wanted. I bought the 16-85mm lens, and performed some testing with it. It's much sharper than the 18-200, and the range is very useful for landscape and travel photography. Together with my Nikon 10-24mm and 70-300 VR II, along with my 85mm macro, I have all the range I need for pretty much any occasion.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable, Sharp
Excerpt: I am an amateur photographer and use this lens about once or twice a week. I am very happy with the results that I get, Clear, sharp pictures with outstanding color. Has a solid Nikon feel to it.
Excerpt: I bought this shortly before heading to Oregon for a weeklong trip. This lens served me well, whether walking the streets of Portland or photographing lighthouses along the coast. Simply a great walk around, handle any situation lens.
Excerpt: Use for landscapes,group photos. Photos are sharp and clear. The lens is heavier than the 18-55mm kit lens but in my opinion the photo quality is worth carrying the extra weight. My lens is mounted on a D7000 and I am enjoying the quality photos I'm able to create.