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Making every photo opportunity come alive, the powerful AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens from Nikon offers dynamic zoom coverage. Designed to handle a wide variety of shooting situations, this great all-round lens with high-quality optics and vibration reduction technology, delivers a level of clarity and reliability that every passionate photographer can appreciate.
Perfect for everyday portraits, travel, landscape and architecture, this refined DX format lens is the perfect match for today’s high-resolution SLRs.
Whatever your ideas, experience or creative vision, there is always a NIKKOR lens to draw out your potential. The compact 5.3x wide-angle to medium telephoto zoom is ideal for a broad range of still and HD video shooting situations, from interiors to large group shots. The flexible aperture range keeps the lens size and weight to a minimum while still providing attractive depth of field effects at the telephoto end. And you can focus as close as 38cm from your subject throughout the entire zoom range. Discover just how far this flexibility and your creativity can take you.
Nikon’s exclusive second generation Vibration Reduction system (VR II) enables steady hand-held shooting at all focal lengths. Delivering sharp photos and video, VR II allows you to use shutter speeds that are up to 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Being an optical system, the viewfinder image is also stabilised, enabling more accurate autofocus acquisition and framing. Leave your tripod at home and shoot with confidence, safe in the knowledge that the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens will produce photos of outstanding sharpness and colour even in low light.
Optimised for digital SLR’s, the lens comprises 17 elements in 11 groups, in a design with two ED and three aspherical lens elements. The iris diaphragm has seven rounded blades for a soft rendering effect, producing high-quality natural backgrounds. Featuring a newly designed optical formula, the ED elements work together with the aspherical elements to help eliminate aberrations and distortion to ensure high resolution and superior contrast. Also, with the application of Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating, the effects of ghost and flare are reduced to a negligible level even in backlit situations.
Nikon's AF-S technology is yet another reason why professional photographers like NIKKOR lenses. Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) converts travelling waves into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that’s extremely accurate and super quiet. So for discrete shooting you can set up the shot in an instant and camera focusing won’t disturb sensitive subjects like wildlife.
Combining ease-of-use and maximum precision, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens has two focus modes. In addition to Manual focus, Manual-priority autofocus (M/A) allows you to switch from autofocus to manual operation with virtually no time lag, even during AF servo operation and regardless of the AF mode in use. This gives all the benefits of fast, automatic focusing while still retaining the ability to make fine focus adjustments before taking the shot.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is built with long-lasting durability and portability in mind. Using a high proportion of magnesium in its construction, this sturdy lens weighs in at an economical 485g, providing well-balanced handling. Allowing for a more compact design, Nikon's Internal focus (IF) technology limits all the optical movement to the interior of the non-extending lens barrel. This intelligent system enables the minimum focus distance of 38cm to be retained throughout the zoom range. And with a weather-sealed mount protecting both the lens and camera from dust and water you can shoot with complete confidence.
The compact and highly versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon is a practical lens which delivers superb optical performance for every photo opportunity.
 The actual focal length of 16-85mm has an angle of view equivalent to that of a 24-127.5mm lens in 35mm  format.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is just one of a range of great NIKKOR lenses. Take a look at the table below comparing features with a selection of other fantastic DX-format lenses in the collection.
|Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens||Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens||Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens||Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens||Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens|
|Angle of View||44°||28°50' to 5°20'||76° to 5°20'||83°-18°50'||38°50'|
|No. of Diaphragm Leaves||7||9||9||7||7|
|Minimum focus distance||0.30m||1.40m||0.45m||0.38m||0.163m|
|Length (from lens mount)||52.5mm||123mm||120mm||85mm||64.5mm|
|Filter Attachment Diameter||52mm||58mm||77mm||67mm||52mm|
|Lens Hood included||HB-46||HB-57||HB-58||HB-39||HB-61|
|Lens Case included||CL-0913||CL-1020||CL-1120||CL-1015||CL-0915|
Highly portable, powerful zoom lens with high-quality optics designed for use with Nikon DX format digital SLRs