Nikon AF-S DX 16-85 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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BobVell
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Nikon AF-S DX 16-85 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Why get this over the 18-105? Four reasons:
1. 16-85 has a metal mount; the 18-105 has a plastic mount
2. 16-85 has active VR, and Nikon claims it is VRII; 18-105 does not have active VR, and Nikon does not claim VRII
3. 16-85 has ful AF-S system (i.e., MA/M switch); 18-105 has only an A and M switch
4. The additional 2 mm at the wide end is very noticeable

It gets a 4.5 based on the above and given its very high image quality (considering it is a zoom). It loses half a star due to the cost (fairly expensive for a DX zoom).

Problems:

None

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Fujifilm X100T Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G +3 more
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Zoom lens • Nikon F (DX) • 2178
Announced: Jan 29, 2008
BobVell's score
4.5
Average community score
4.4
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