Has anyone tried both the 18-70mm and 16-85mm?

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bseng
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Has anyone tried both the 18-70mm and 16-85mm?
Feb 17, 2013

How do they compare optically?  I have the 18-70mm and I think it's one of the gems of the DX world.  I would consider getting a 16-85 (for the wider angle and longer reach, and VR) but only if it's optics are as good as or better than the 18-70mm.

I know the 18-70mm has more distortion and vignetting at the wide end.  I'm fine with that.  I'm more concerned with sharpness, color, and contrast.

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