Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens

Model #2178

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Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 2.8 x 3.4" (7.11 x 8.64 cm)
Weight 1.07 lb (485 g)
Filter thread 67 mm


Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 36
Groups/elements 11/17
Focal length 16 - 85 mm
Camera mount type Nikon F
Diaphragm blades 7
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:4.54
Format compatibility Nikon DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Angle of view 83° - 18°
Minimum focus distance 1.30' (39.6 cm)
Magnification 0.22x


Autofocus Yes
Image stabilization Yes
Tripod collar No
Expert Reviews
What digital camera.32818507
19 December 2009

If you hunt around you should be able to find this lens for around £400 to £500. Even the higher price is a fair figure but at the lower end of the range this is almost too good a bargain to miss.

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    Solid MTF performance

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    Overall design doesn't 'gel'

Camera labs.32824899
1 April 2009

The Nikkor DX 16-85mm VR is another quality general-purpose zoom for owners of DX-format Nikon bodies. It delivers a useful 24-128mm equivalent range covering most day-to-day situations, while including effective Vibration Reduction to counteract camera shake.

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    Flexible range with 24mm wide-angle., Effective Vibration Reduction., Relatively quick and quiet SWM focusing., Metal lens mount with rubber sealing.

  • -

    Telephoto shorter than some kit zooms., Barrel shadow at 16mm with popup flash., DX 18-200mm VR available at similar price., Reports of undesirable bokeh around 50mm.

The digital picture.32823291
25 August 2010

Is the Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in's review!

19 November 2009

This all purpose zoom for Nikon DX format SLR cameras provides an angle of view equivalent to a 24-127mm lens on a 35mm camera and costs around £450. It also sports Nikon's latest vibration reduction system and a silent wave focusing motor.

User Reviews
3 June 2014

Use for landscapes,group photos. Photos are sharp and clear. The lens is heavier than the 18-55mm kit lens but in my opinion the photo quality is worth carrying the extra weight. My lens is mounted on a D7000 and I am enjoying the quality photos I'm able to create.

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    Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable

25 March 2014

My D80 came with the 18-135mm lens. After using this lens for a while I evaluated which focal lengths that I used the most. This lead me to purchase the 16-85mm.<br /><br />The 135mm focal length required a tripod or other stead mount to get blur free images.

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11 November 2014

it would be nice with a wider aperture, it would also cost more and surely be heavier than I want to carry. The VR handles the low light, so in actuality, depth of field might be the lone disadvantage .

Review buydig com.33956271
22 May 2013

This lens is a great all-around lens for capturing most shots that you would encounter while travelling (including landscapes), out with friends, or engaging in other everyday activities. The zoom range is perfect, and the build is sturdy and durable.

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    Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable

9 May 2014

Note 1: this is an updated review. Note 2: if you are an amateur, I think the last bit will make you happy. =========================== Bottom-line =========================== * For the amateur that cares about IQ: * ------------------------------------ - If you care about image quality, use primes...

8 January 2012

I've used this as my main "walk-around" lens for a few years now. I wanted the 24mm equivalent on the wide end and some telephoto (wish it had a little more, actually, like the Sony).

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    useful zoom range

  • -

    wish it were sharper. had one mechanical issue

Photography review.32822891
9 June 2010

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.

  • +

    Size/ weight, speed, wide angle capabilities, saturation, VR and price.

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    None on my copy

Review us shopping com.33655990
27 December 2008

An amazing lens offering AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) and VR II (2nd generation of Vibration Reduction) technology and good focal length coverage from ultra-wide angle to telephoto portrait. Highly recommended!

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    Excellent focal range, image quality and packs all wonderful technology--AFS/VR/ED/IF--to make an excellent lens.

  • -

    67mm filter size is a stinger! Build quality. Confusing focal length designation.

6 October 2012

excellent len!

Product Highlights
  • Super Wide Angle/Telephoto
Average Expert Score
Average User Score
In The Box
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
  • 67mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • HB-39 Bayonet Lens Hood for 16-85mm and 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lenses
  • CL-1015 Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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