What is the better Lens overall, Nikon DX 18-105 VR or the Nikon DX 16-85 VR??

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What is the better Lens overall, Nikon DX 18-105 VR or the Nikon DX 16-85 VR??
Mar 12, 2013

I have not seen any truely compelling arguments for the much more expensive Nikon 16-85 VR, is it really worth more than twice the price and why would it be? Is its image quality actually so much better?

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