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

Started Mar 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
argonzero
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Re: What is the better Lens overall, Nikon DX 18-105 VR or the Nikon DX 16-85 VR??
In reply to Bailey151, Mar 12, 2013

Bailey151 wrote:

I've had both & I'd say the major difference is price. Yes the 16-85 is better built but that's never been an issue for me. Yes the 18-105 has a bit more distortion & CA.....one click fix in LR4. Real world I've never been able to tell the images apart, too close to call.

Now if you really need the 2mm on the wide or the 20mm on the zoom end? That would make the choice obvious.

In general my opinion of the 16-85 is that's it's a pricy slow zoom............which is why I sold it & kept the 18-105.

On the other hand if the long rumored 16-85 F/4 comes out I'd be first in line.

I had both lenses on my D7000. I was not impressed by the 16-85 at all.  Build quality is better in the hands, but thats it. I think the 18-105 is just as good.

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