Is the Nikkor 16-85mm overrated?

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Is the Nikkor 16-85mm overrated?
Mar 2, 2013

As a disclaimer, I have to emphasize I'm a "prime lens"-believer. I try to avoid zooms. I have used the 16-85mm, and I do admit I found it a bit better than, say, the 18-105mm. Having said that, I certainly wasn't impressed to the point I would justify its price. In addition, seeing some photos of the 16-85mm DPreview members post from time to time, I even notice flaws (mostly corner softness) I hadn't even noticed with my own copy.

16-85mm users, could you give some honest opinions about your personal experience with this lens?

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