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

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The 16-85 is a compact walkaround zoom for DX sensor cameras. It features second generation vibration reduction, offering 4 stops of stabilization. This is a G type lens with aperture set electronically from the camera and features extra low dispersion glass elements, silent wave motor, and a 7 blade, rounded diaphragm.

The 16-35 makes a great general purpose, walkaround lens, especially for outdoor use.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

There are some great Nikon lenses for DX shooters and I think this is one. Yes, it’s a variable aperture lens, and at f/5.6 has some limitations. But it’s sharp as a tack and has excellent 4 stop VR in a reasonably small size with a nonrotating front element so CP filters work perfectly.

If you’re looking for a high-quality walk-around lens at a reasonable price, you really won’t do any better than this.
May, 2013

Filter Size
67mm (nonrotating front element)
1.1 lb (without tripod collar)
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.3 foot
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (crop frame)
83 to 18.5 degrees
Zoom method
Barrel extending, nonrotating
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, Silent Wave motor
Aperture Blades
7, circular wide open
Max Aperture@focal length
f/3.5 < 17mm; f/3.8 @17-23mm; f/4 @26mm; f/4.5 @ 32mm; f5.6 @ 68mm
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare Resistance
Marked ghosting, worse stopped down; minimal loss of contrast
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3 days $6.00 $29.00 $35.00 $11.67
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7 days $8.00 $42.00 $50.00 $7.14
10 days $11.00 $57.00 $68.00 $6.80
14 days $14.00 $74.00 $88.00 $6.29
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30 days $24.00 $124.00 $148.00 $4.93
45 days $31.00 $162.00 $193.00 $4.29
60 days $36.00 $189.00 $225.00 $3.75
90 days $46.00 $244.00 $290.00 $3.22
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $29.00 $9.67
4 days $32.00 $8.00
7 days $42.00 $6.00
10 days $57.00 $5.70
14 days $74.00 $5.29
21 days $99.00 $4.71
30 days $124.00 $4.13
45 days $162.00 $3.60
60 days $189.00 $3.15
90 days $244.00 $2.71

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