Wide-angle zoom lens with VR for D5300. What are my options?

Started Feb 16, 2014 | Questions thread
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Sol Invictus
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Wide-angle zoom lens with VR for D5300. What are my options?

Hello. I need to find a good quality lens for the Nikon D5300. It should have these specs:

  1. Wide angle. Should start from 16mm (24mm equiv.) or wider.
  2. Zoom range of 5x more or less.
  3. Vibration reduction (at least 3 stops).
  4. 3rd-party lenses are also an option.
  5. Minimum edge/corner softness.
  6. Mainly used for landscapes & occasional every-day pics.

I was thinking of the Nikkor 16-85 VR lens but haven't seen much love for it. Would you agree? What are my other options?

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon D5300
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