Is the Nikkor 16-85mm overrated?

Started Mar 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
tamasine
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Is the Nikkor 16-85mm overrated? - No, not IMO anyway
In reply to DigitalPhilosopher, Mar 4, 2013

I was always a primes user and had 3 very good primes (50mm f1.8, 35mm f1.8 + AIS 24mm f2.8) before I bought the 16-85.  What impressed me the most were the colours, contrast, and overall quality.  I could tell from the first few photos I took that I would love this lens...and I did.  I've taken it to other countries and it's performed better than I could have wished for.

This lens is the main reason I am stalling on going to FF.  I don't believe there is a comparable FF zoom as good on FF as this is on DX.  If anyone believes the 24-85 or 24-120 is as good or better then I would be interested in hearing about this.

So, my answer is no - the 16-85 is worth every penny (in my opinion, anyway ;-))

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