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

Zoom lens with vibration reduction for compatible Nikon digital SLRs

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Item # 0541685VR

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Overview

Our take on the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Attach this versatile lens to your Nikon DX SLR camera on your next vacation, and you may not have to change lenses again the whole time. Its large focal range lets you capture a broad variety of great-looking photos, from wide-angle to medium-range telephoto. Take panoramic shots of the places you visit, portraits of your family on location, and closeups of the details on buildings and monuments. And the optical quality is what you'd expect from Nikon — high-quality lens elements produce sharp, crystal-clear images. A built-in Silent Wave Motor lets you quickly and quietly focus on your subjects.

Attach this versatile lens to your Nikon DX SLR camera on your next vacation, and you may not have to change lenses again the whole time. Its large focal range lets you capture a broad variety of great-looking photos, from wide-angle to medium-range telephoto. Take panoramic shots of the places you visit, portraits of your family on location, and closeups of the details on buildings and monuments. And the optical quality is what you'd expect from Nikon — high-quality lens elements produce sharp, crystal-clear images. A built-in Silent Wave Motor lets you quickly and quietly focus on your subjects.

Vibration reduction ensures that your photos come out crisp in many different types of lighting conditions. Built-in motion sensors steer a special set of optical elements inside the lens, neatly compensating for camera movement and stabilizing the image. You get much sharper pictures — even in low-light conditions where slower shutter speeds and hand motion can easily cause blurred images with a regular lens.

What's in the Box:

  • 16-85mm AF-S Nikkor lens
  • HB-39 Lens hood
  • LC-67 Front lens cap (installed)
  • LF-1 Rear lens cap (installed)
  • CL-1015 Flexible lens pouch
  • Instruction Manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ + 9 other languages)
  • Warranty form
  • Product registration card
  • Nikon extended warranty offer

Product Highlights:

  • AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens
  • designed for use with Nikon DX digital SLR cameras
  • 24-128mm effective focal length for APS-C sensor cameras
  • Vibration Reduction allows in-focus shots with longer exposure times (up to four shutter speeds slower)
  • ideal for wide-angle shots and portraiture
  • built-in Silent Wave Motor for fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus
  • minimum focus distance: 16 in.
  • minimum aperture: f/22-36
  • lens construction: 17 elements in 11 groups
  • contains two ED (extra-low dispersion) lens elements for high resolution and contrast
  • three aspherical lens elements provide clear, accurate focus from one edge of the image to the other
  • multi-coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • attachment/filter size: 67mm
  • lens is 2-13/16" in diameter, 3-7/16" long
  • weight: 17.1 oz.
  • warranty: 5 years with Nikon registration
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • accessory hood, front and rear lens caps, and lens pouch
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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Reviews

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Features and Specs

General
Brand Compatibility Nikon
Image Stabilization Yes
Focal Length 16mm-85mm
Maximum Aperture f/3.5(wide)-f/5.6(tele)
Weight 17.1 oz.
Parts Warranty 5 Years w/registration
Labor Warranty 5 Years w/registration

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Features
Specifications
Warranty Information

Features

Overview: This item is an AF-S Nikkor 16-85mm, f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, wide angle to medium telephoto zoom lens, optimized use with Nikon digital SLR cameras (DX- format).

Construction: The two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements and three aspherical lenses control chromatic aberrations while enhancing sharpness and contrast even at the widest aperture settings.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC): SIC offers superior color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare.

Built-in CPU: The lens has a built-in CPU which allows it to communicate with the camera body for focus and exposure functions. A set of CPU contacts is located on the lens mount for interfacing with the camera body.

Auto Focus: Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation. The manual/auto focus mode switch allows quick response to situations requiring manual focus operation.

Zoom Control: The lens features a large, textured manual zoom ring for easy zooming control.

Vibration Reduction (VR II): Vibration reduction minimizes the effects of camera shake allowing you to shoot handheld at as many as 4 shutter speed stops slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images. You can turn vibration reduction on or off with the switch on the side of the lens.

Aperture: Because there is no aperture ring on this lens, the aperture must be set on the camera.

Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a fully-automatic, 7-blade diaphragm that produces a nearly circular aperture. Out-of-focus images in front of or behind the subject are rendered as pleasing blurs.

Optional Accessories: Compatible optional accessories include 67mm screw-on filters. Teleconverters are not compatible with this lens.

Specifications

  • Type of Lens: G-type AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens with Vibration Reduction and built-in CPU
  • Type of Mount: Nikon bayonet type
  • Filter Diameter: 67mm
  • Focal Length: 16mm to 85mm
  • Closest Focus Distance: 15"
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 (at 16mm), f/5.6 (at 85mm)
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22 (at 16mm), f/36 (at 85mm)
  • Lens Construction: 17 elements in 11 groups with 3 aspherical and 2 ED glass elements
  • Physical Dimensions:
    • Without Lens Hood:
      • Length: 4.302" to 5.983"
      • Diameter: 2.845"
    • With Lens Hood:
      • Length: 5.438"
      • Diameter: 3.643"
  • Weight: approximately 17.1 ounces

Warranty Information

Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on this lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.

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