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Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G

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    Jok5 e2 Member 6Jok5 vcard Scotland
    24 Feb 2013 - 5:23 PM

    Thinking about buying the Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G as a walkabout lens for my Nikon D7000. Whats are everyones thoughts?

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    Snapper  93771 forum posts United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
    24 Feb 2013 - 5:50 PM

    There's a review of it on the 7000 at Photozone. I've got one that I use on a D70 and a Fuji S5 and I'm pretty happy with it.

    sitan1  6514 forum posts United Kingdom
    24 Feb 2013 - 6:43 PM

    Love my Nikon 16-85, cracking lens, quite sharp for a non pro lens, virtually silent focusing.
    The VRII really helps loads when the shutter speed drops right down.
    My sigma 10-20 was on my camera 95% until I got the 16-85 and now its the Nikon that's on my camera 95% of the time.
    I can't afford pro lenses and this is the next best thing for the price and I love it.

    25 Feb 2013 - 1:07 AM

    Just traded in a Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 for this one; I have been waiting 2 years for the oft-rumored 16-60 f/2.8-4.0 that is apparently vaporware, and the 16-85 has been universally acclaimed. Yes it's a sharp lens, but shooting the same scenes I recently shot with the Sigma I am having difficulty seeing any difference in sharpness, colour rendition or distortion. As I see it, I have traded the Sigma for a bit more focal length range and perhaps better construction, and given up some cash and 2/3 f-stop for it. The VRII is of no use for sports or action photos. Remains to be seen if my transaction was beneficial or not.

    Niknut e2 Member 4663 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
    25 Feb 2013 - 5:31 PM

    It's a corker !!!!.....buy it !!

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