Quality lens with a very useful range for landscapes and general shooting

Started Jul 19, 2013 | User reviews thread
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Quality lens with a very useful range for landscapes and general shooting

I bought this lens a year ago to replace the 18-55 kit lens on my D3100. It is superb. It delivers at all focal lengths. I shoot mainly landscapes, where sharpness is critical, and this is easily good enough; pictures come out with great depth and great colours. This and the 70-300 VR zoom (for wildlife) are all that I ever need.

Build quality seems fine. It's twice the weight of the 18-55, so combined with the D3100 it's not such a lightweight combination, but it's worth it for what it delivers, both in terms quality and of range, and you still have a nicely balanced camera.

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Zoom lens • Nikon F (DX) • 2178
Announced: Jan 29, 2008
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5.0
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4.4
Nikon D3100
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