Nikon 16-85mm DX

DSLR Wide Zoom Lens  9.5/10


Nikon 16mm-85mm DX Wide VR Zoom Lens
This is a very interesting Nikon lens. It is a much more specialized play on the 18-55mm standard kit lens. The 16mm focal length is going to be a wide angle, but not quite fish eye. That will make a very interesting effect on many of your photos. The ability to run the focal length all the way up to 85mm makes this a very useful lens for almost any type of photography. But you are really have to pay for that range in focal length. The maximum aperture is f/3.5, so its not bad in low light situations. The 16-85mm Nikon lens is pretty expensive and will run you $649.99-$699.95.

Quick Specs

  • Made for DX format and FX Crop Mode
  • VR image stabilization
  • 1.3ft minimum focus distance
  • 67mm filter threads
  • 17.1 ounces

This provides a little more reach than the standard kit lens

VR allows photographers to hand hold the camera in situations where a stable image would not be possible

It is very sharp on the wide end of the lens


Some may find they want a little more zoom out of this lens considering the price

On the expensive end of things



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