Nikon 18-105mm kit worth it? Or is it better to go body only?

Started Feb 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
bocabum
bocabum Forum Member • Posts: 88
Re: Nikon 18-105mm kit worth it? Or is it better to go body only?

Hi,

Did you search this forum?  There are many questions regarding the IQ between the 16-85 vs 18-105 and you will find lots of opinions.  Here is the short comparison between them from what I have read on DPReview.

16-85 is a better built lens, has a metal mounting ring vs plastic on the 18-105.  It is a little wider at 16 vs 18mm and some folks prefer this to the long end.  IQ wise there does not seem to be much of a difference between the two lenses, especially to justify the large price difference between them.

I personally have an 18-105 and like this lens very much.

Good luck, Scott

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