16-85 is this normal for this lens.

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16-85 is this normal for this lens.

Hi,

I have been looking to buy a landscape lens for my D7200 for a while I was thinking I would have to get the 16-80 but with it being expensive I have been doing a lot of research on both the 16-80 and the 16-85.  Most people seemed to be of the opinion that for Landscape work as long as you shoot at f8 there would be little difference between the two lenses.

So I went for a used 16-85 in mint condition at £214 this seemed like a pretty cheap lens considering all the reviews I read say it is a sharp lens.  Well I have been out with it and to say I am disappointed with it is a understatement the images look rubbish certainly on the sides, here is an example it is just about acceptable in the centre but the left hand side is totally not sharp and the right hand side doesn't look great either.

Have I been mislead about this lens or have I got a lemon.

Regards Kev.

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