The Good Solidly built; Vibration Reduction image stabilization; strong manual focus capabilities.
The Bad On the heavy side; price on the heavy side as well.
The Bottom Line A tough, full-featured, well-built medium zoom lens, the Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 G ED VR's relatively high price tag may nevertheless make you want to consider other options.
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Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens
Providing the 35mm-equivalent angle of view of a 24-127.5mm lens, it delivers a useful zoom range, and its features make it a great everyday lens capable of scenics as well as portraits. Given that it has a rather narrow maximum aperture of f3.5, though, its near-$600 price tag seems relatively hefty.
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