Z50 + ftz + Nikon 16-85mm VR DX

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NikonMike Senior Member • Posts: 1,348
Re: Z50 + ftz + Nikon 16-85mm VR DX

ANAYV wrote:

NikonMike wrote:

I have both the 16-85 that I use on my D300s and the 16-50 that I use on my Z50.

Same here. Bought the 16-85 for my D300s.

It was a fine , sharp lens with that camera.

Even on my D7500 , at 20.9MP resolution..it seemed sharp.

That is until I shot with the 16-50mm Z lens on my Z 50.

Then the 16-80mm lens was no longer sharp

I tried using the 16-85 on my Z50 with the FTZ but the sharpness was not even close to the Z mount kit lens.

No surprise to me . I am more convinced that Z lenses are just sharper than AF-S lenses.

Focusing was noticeably slower too. But as far as having a large range in one lens it works out good for that.

Range was good...but I mostly used mine at the wide end.

Thats why I dont miss the extra 50mm reach.

Also with the excellent sensors in todays cameras....less need for faster glass.

Just raise ISO .

For landscape and scenic type shots...I stop down to f8 anyway.

Stay healthy


Exact same experience as me.  The lens worked great on my D300s and I got some really nice images with it,, but the little 16-50 blew it away on my Z50.

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