Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR

        

General information

This is a zoom lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 2008.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

This lens is designed and meant for Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.

The ability to use autofocus is available for all cameras.

The lens has a focal length of 16-85 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 24-128 mm on your Nikon camera.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,5-5,6.

This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.

One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 16 mm the lens brightness is f/3,5 and at 85 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.

Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 67 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HB-39".

Pictures (product and sample images)

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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilities. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • A versatile lens for those who own their first DSLR camera
  • Has a built-in image stabilizer
  • Has a built-in autofocus motor
  • A lens hood is included
  • Light weight (485 gr)
  • Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
  • Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
  • A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
  • The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust

Specification

Product Name:Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR (See dictionary)
Release date: 2008
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:  No Macro lens
Compatibility: Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/3,5-5,6
The lens aperture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,5 at 16 mm
f/5,6 at 85 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 16-85 mm

This is a "DX" lens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to:  24-128 mm

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 17 elements / 11 groups
Image Stabilizer: Yes, VR II
Closest Focusing Distance: 38 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 67 mm
Lens Hood: HB-39 (included)
Tripod mount: No (Read more)
Weather sealing: No
Dimensions (diameter x length): 72 x 85 mm
Weight: 485 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD) 699 USD
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Reviews

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Does this lens work with my camera?

Below you will find all registered cameras here on Lensora. Whether the actual camera works with this lens or not is displayed with a green or a red symbol, and if you want to know more about why the lens and the camera work or do not work together you click for further information..

Product name Release date Type Sensor Focal Length ? Total weight
Canon EOS 1000D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 100D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 10D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 1100D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 1200D 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 1300D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 1D 2001 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 2004 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D Mark III 2007 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn 2005 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 2009 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D X 2011 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 2016 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 2020 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1Ds 2002 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 2004 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 2007 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 2000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 200D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 20D 2004 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 20Da 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 250D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 300D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 30D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 350D 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 4000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 400D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 40D 2007 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 450D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 500D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 50D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 550D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 5D 2005 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 2008 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 2012 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 2016 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5DS 2015 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5DS R 2015 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 600D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 60D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 60Da 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 650D 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 6D 2012 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 2017 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 700D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 70D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 750D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 760D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 77D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 7D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 8000D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 800D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 80D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 850D 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 9000D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 90D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS D30 2000 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS D60 2002 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss Digital 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss M 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss M2 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X10 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X2 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X6i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X70 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X9 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M 2012 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M10 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M100 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M200 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M3 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M5 2016 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M50 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS R 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R3 2021 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R6 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS Ra 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS Rebel 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T1i 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T3 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T5 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T6 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T6i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T7 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T7i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T8i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel XS 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel XT 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS RP 2019 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon D1 1999 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1685 gr
Nikon D100 2002 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1265 gr
Nikon D1H 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1685 gr
Nikon D1X 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1685 gr
Nikon D200 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1405 gr
Nikon D2H 2003 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1685 gr
Nikon D2Hs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1685 gr
Nikon D2X 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1685 gr
Nikon D2Xs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1685 gr
Nikon D3 2007 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D300 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1410 gr
Nikon D3000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1021 gr
Nikon D300s 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1423 gr
Nikon D3100 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 990 gr
Nikon D3200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 990 gr
Nikon D3300 2014 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 915 gr
Nikon D3400 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 880 gr
Nikon D3500 2018 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 850 gr
Nikon D3s 2009 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D3x 2008 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D4 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D40 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1007 gr
Nikon D40x 2007 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1007 gr
Nikon D4s 2014 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D5 2016 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D50 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1105 gr
Nikon D500 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1345 gr
Nikon D5000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1075 gr
Nikon D5100 2011 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1096 gr
Nikon D5200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1040 gr
Nikon D5300 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 965 gr
Nikon D5500 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 905 gr
Nikon D5600 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 950 gr
Nikon D6 2020 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D60 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1007 gr
Nikon D600 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D610 2013 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D70 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1164 gr
Nikon D700 2008 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D7000 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1265 gr
Nikon D70s 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1164 gr
Nikon D7100 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1160 gr
Nikon D7200 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1160 gr
Nikon D750 2014 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D7500 2017 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1125 gr
Nikon D780 2020 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D80 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1153 gr
Nikon D800 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D800e 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D810 2014 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D810A 2015 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D850 2017 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D90 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 1188 gr
Nikon Df 2013 DSLR Full frame
Nikon Z fc 2021 Mirrorless DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 930 gr
Nikon Z5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z50 2019 Mirrorless DX (1.5x) 24-128 mm 935 gr
Nikon Z6 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z6 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z7 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z7 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame

Pictures (product and sample images)

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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Alternatives to Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR for Nikon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR. Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Nikon AF-S DX 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED
Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2,8 G ED
Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR

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