D7100 and 16-85

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ahuyevshi Contributing Member • Posts: 920
D7100 and 16-85

Does anyone have any samples & thoughts on the D7100 & 16-85??? I might pick one up tomorrow and am having a hard time deciding between the 16-85 & 18-200. I know they are consumer lenses and not ultra fast, but while waiting for insurance to cover my stolen Canon gear, I'm taking the opportunity to jump to Nikon.I don't shoot paid anymore, so primarily just family stuff.

I have an XE-1 but I'm getting annoyed with it not being fast enough for some of the stuff my kid is starting to participate in.

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Michael Siemon Regular Member • Posts: 372
Re: D7100 and 16-85

ahuyevshi wrote:

Does anyone have any samples & thoughts on the D7100 & 16-85??? I might pick one up tomorrow and am having a hard time deciding between the 16-85 & 18-200. I know they are consumer lenses and not ultra fast, but while waiting for insurance to cover my stolen Canon gear, I'm taking the opportunity to jump to Nikon.I don't shoot paid anymore, so primarily just family stuff.

This won't illustrate "family stuff", but I am very fond of the 16-85 on the D7100. Here is a shot from a neighborhood walk-around today, playing around with my new (two days) D7100.

Wisteria. Minor processing in ACR and Photoshop. Nikkor 16-85mm on D7100.

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Re: D7100 and 16-85

Michael Siemon wrote:

ahuyevshi wrote:

Does anyone have any samples & thoughts on the D7100 & 16-85??? I might pick one up tomorrow and am having a hard time deciding between the 16-85 & 18-200. I know they are consumer lenses and not ultra fast, but while waiting for insurance to cover my stolen Canon gear, I'm taking the opportunity to jump to Nikon.I don't shoot paid anymore, so primarily just family stuff.

This won't illustrate "family stuff", but I am very fond of the 16-85 on the D7100. Here is a shot from a neighborhood walk-around today, playing around with my new (two days) D7100.

Wisteria. Minor processing in ACR and Photoshop. Nikkor 16-85mm on D7100.

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Wow, this is stunning!

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Michael Siemon Regular Member • Posts: 372
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Thanks! I tried to post a larger file, but it hung. This still gives a pretty good idea of the shot...

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bravozulu Contributing Member • Posts: 897
Re: D7100 and 16-85

Being an old-fashioned sort, I am leery of zooms with that  much range. I have the 16-85 on my D7000 all the time. And am constantly surprised by the QR.  A bit factor with any lens is max f-stop. At f3.5 you can expect quick auto focus with the 16-85. Even in indoor lighting.

If you are not in a hurry, Nikon filed a patent last year for an improved version. With constant f4 at every focal length. I can't recall whether it will have Nano coating, but that would be something worth waiting for. Congratulations on your 7100.

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ahuyevshi OP Contributing Member • Posts: 920
Re: D7100 and 16-85

Very Cool!!! Nice Shot! thanks

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ahuyevshi OP Contributing Member • Posts: 920
Re: D7100 and 16-85

Thanks.. I did read about the F/4 but unfortunately I am in a rush with #2 being born shortly and the insurance company lagging on reimbursement.

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San Carlos Studios Regular Member • Posts: 289
Re: D7100 and 16-85

I have both lenses, I got my 18-200 back when I first purchased a D3100, and now I have a 16-85 on my D7100.

My first copy of the 16-85 was a poor one, so it went back to B&H, my second copy is sharper than my 18-200 from 16mm to about 60mm above 60mm the 18-200 is sharper and faster, and that is to be expected.  What you should think about is what focal length are you going to be shooting at most? If less than 70mm I would suggest the 16-85.  The 2mm shorter focal length really is noticeable, there have been times that I could not get a group shot of people because I could not go shorter than 18mm, I feel that had I had the 16-85 I would have been able to get a better shot.

Here are 2 examples of the 16-85 on my D7100, the first one I had to crop pretty heavy, but it's right out of the camera as a JPEG, the second photo I did some very minor PP with the Nikon software that came with the camera.

16-85 D7100

16-85 D7100

I will try to take some photos with both lenses this weekend to give you a back to back example.

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demarren 123 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,616
Re: D7100 and 16-85

ahuyevshi wrote:

Does anyone have any samples & thoughts on the D7100 & 16-85??? I might pick one up tomorrow and am having a hard time deciding between the 16-85 & 18-200. I know they are consumer lenses and not ultra fast, but while waiting for insurance to cover my stolen Canon gear, I'm taking the opportunity to jump to Nikon.I don't shoot paid anymore, so primarily just family stuff.

I have an XE-1 but I'm getting annoyed with it not being fast enough for some of the stuff my kid is starting to participate in.

you won,t find A lens that have this range except the 16-85

here are samples from the 16-85

on the D3200 so you can expect a bit better on the D7100

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marnix_claus/sets/72157633200842191/detail/

hope this help

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ForeignerOnEarth Regular Member • Posts: 223
Re: D7100 and 16-85

16-85 is much better than 18-200 on D7100. I have 16-85 many years and I have bought D7100 now. I tried 18-200 on D300 and on 12 MPx is difference between 16-85 and 18-200, we can expect much bigger difference on 24MPx D7100.

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