A combination of incredible sharpness, a compact body and Vibration Reduction image stabilization makes the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR a must-have for passionate DX-format DSLR photographers. The versatile 5.3x zoom range opens up a world of shooting opportunities, from everyday portraits to travel, landscapes, architecture and more, so your only limit is your creativity.
Step out of your comfort zone with a highly versatile lens that delivers incredible optical performance in any setting. Compact enough to take with you anywhere and equipped with a 5.3x wide-angle to medium telephoto zoom, you can go from indoor to outdoor, street to landscapes and events to portraits with ease. The Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilisation minimises camera shake by offering the equivalent of a shutter speed 3.5 stops faster when shooting hand held across both still and HD video capture, assuring dramatically sharper images.
Bring your creative vision to life in crisp clarity with advanced optical technology. Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements offer superior sharpness and colour accuracy, while three aspherical lens elements minimize coma and other types of lens distortion. All of this innovation is packed into a compact body for easy use in a wide range of shooting situations.
5.3x zoom lens covering a wide focal range of 16 to 85mm (picture angle is equivalent to focal length of 24 to 127.5mm in the 35mm format)
Vibration Reduction II enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possible
Optical design optimized for superior performance with Nikon digital SLRs
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements minimize chromatic aberration while providing higher resolution and superior contrast
Three aspherical lens elements minimize various types of lens aberration
High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves superior color reproduction while substantially reducing ghosting and flare
Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
0.38 m closest focus distance throughout the entire zoom range
Accepts 67 mm filter attachments
Lens Construction (Elements/Groups)
17/11 (2 ED glass elements and 3 aspherical lenses)
Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format
83° - 18°50’
Closest focusing distance
0.38 m (through the entire focal range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
Filter Attachment Size
Dimensions (approx.) (from the cameraâ€™s lens mounting flange)
72 x 85 mm
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area)
67 mm snap-on front lens cap LC-67, Rear lens cap LF-1,Bayonet hood HB-39, Flexible lens pouch CL-1015
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