Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens

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.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Image quality 7.0
7.5 Overall

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Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens

For those looking to go beyond what a kit lens has to offer their Nikon dSLR, there's Nikon's AF-S DX 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 G ED VR. Compatible with all Nikon DX digital SLRs including the D300, D60, and

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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  • Brand Nikon Inc.
  • Accessory Type Lenses
  • Lens Aperture f/3.5-5.6
  • Filter Size 67 mm
  • Type zoom lens
  • Length 3.3 in
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