Is the Nikkor 16-85mm overrated?

Started Mar 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Is the Nikkor 16-85mm overrated?
In reply to Vera Cognome, Mar 2, 2013

Vera Cognome wrote:

You found *gasp* ​corner softness​ in other people's shots with a 5:1 zoom??? Horrors! Schedule a press conference immediately.

As far as I can tell the "rep" on the 16-85mm is exactly what you've found. "Nice lens, but doesn't offer enough value over the later kit lenses," which may be why rumors of a replacement have been circulating for over a year now.

Which will probably be even more expensive - touching (surpassing?!) the used price of a 17-55 f/2.8.

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