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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR 35mm Zoom
This compact and highly versatile 5.3x zoom includes Nikon's VR image stabilzation technology and delivers incredible optical performance. Compact, 5.3x wide-angle-to-medium telephoto zoom, ideal for a broad range of shooting situations from interiors and landscapes to beautiful portraits. Optical design optimized for use with Nikon DX-format digital SLRs for superior performance. Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements offer superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration.
Submitted by David Skinner a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: June 9, 2010
Strengths: Size/ weight, speed, wide angle capabilities, saturation, VR and price.
Weaknesses: None on my copy
Stunning - excellent general purpose but saturation on landscape pictures is superb. Fast focussing with VR stabilisation makes this my No 1 lens and it is used even more than my 18-200mm.
I also have the 24-85mm D which is also great but tends to get left for close ups mainly.
Small and unassuming in stature but mighty in action. Thoroughly recommended.
Duration Product Used: 2-5 years
Price Paid: $300.00
Purchased At: EBay
Similar Products Used: Canon 17-85mm Canon, 17-40mm, Nikon 24-85mm D
Type of photography: Outdoor
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