buy a AF-S DX 16-80MM f2.8-4E ED VR to replace the old 17-35+28-70/2.8?

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BillW1204 Forum Member • Posts: 96
Re: buy a AF-S DX 16-80MM f2.8-4E ED VR to replace the old 17-35+28-70/2.8?

I assume you are using it on a DX camera body. The 16-80 is a great lens, but I would not buy it to use on an FX body. All the lenses you list are FX lenses, I think.

I have the 16-80 lens and like it a lot. I have used it for travel and hiking on a D500 and D7200 body, together with the 70-300 AF-P FX lens. (I bought the FX version of the 70-300 AF-P, mostly because I also have FX bodies. There is also a DX version. The FX version has a VR switch, which the DX version does not, which can be useful. The FX version is probably a bit better optically, from what I have read. Thom Hogan has favorable reviews of both versions.) It is a great light weight kit. I also have the 11-16 mm f2.8 Tokina wide DX lens, but it is not light and I have not tried the 10-20.

I am currently moving to a Nikon mirrorless system for travel and hiking (I get full frame and the 24-70 f4 lens for the Z mount is very good and also light). However, I will keep the D500 and 16-80 lens.

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