Is the Nikkor 16-85mm overrated?

Started Mar 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Keith Aitken Veteran Member • Posts: 6,574
Re: Is the Nikkor 16-85mm overrated?


My pref is also for fast primes . . . But love the 16-85 for its convenience, compact size, wide 16mm, and consistent IQ.

The only-average bokeh is a disappointment, as is the price ( new ), the slowness and the slightly limited range, but then you know stuff like this before handing over the cash

On balance, it is a great travel lens in cities and for a quick-grab one-lens kit, but I now mostly use the Tamron 18-270mm PZD which equals 16-85mm IQ, has a much more useable range and creates a more appealing bokeh/OOF.


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