Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR reviews: Lens

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This lens is a good all rounder.

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9.2 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
Diameter: 7.2 cm, 8.5 See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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RAYMOND, kilmarnock keen photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
ex all round
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 May 2012

Cliff, Leamington Spa Freelance photographer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Useful range
Sharp lens with quick autofocus
Good VR
Bad points:
Bit pricey for a consumer body
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Aug 2013

W,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ideal range of focal length. Very good image quality
Bad points:
None (unless you don't think the jump from the "kit" zoom lens is worth it, but we are in the zone of diminishing returns re % improvement -v- % cost)
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Aug 2013

Sylvia, kilmarnock very keen amateur photographer.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
ex all round.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jun 2012

John, Broadstairs Keen Amatuer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Solid and well built
Image quality appears good,and certainly better than most kit lenses
Bad points:
None so far
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jun 2012

Adrian, Lincoln

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
So much better than the kit lens.
Bad points:
Price.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Nov 2013

Product Features

Type of lens Telephoto
Autofocus Yes
Diameter in cm 7.2
Length in cm 8.5
Weight (g) 485
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6

Also known as: Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm F/3.5-5.6 G ED VR

 

Manufacturer's Description

Compact 5.3x zoom DX-NIKKOR lens with SWM and VR II

Key Features

  • 5.3x zoom lens covering a wide focal range of 16 to 85mm (picture angle is equivalent to focal length of 24 to 127.5mm in the 35mm format)
  • Vibration Reduction II enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possible
  • Optical design optimized for superior performance with Nikon digital SLRs
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements minimize chromatic aberration while providing higher resolution and superior contrast
  • Three aspherical lens elements minimize various types of lens aberration
  • High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves superior color reproduction while substantially reducing ghosting and flare
  • Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
  • 0.38 m/1.3 ft. closest focus distance throughout the entire zoom range
  • Accepts 67 mm filter attachments

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