Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR Lens Reviews

Here are several reviews for the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR standart zoom lens designed for APS-c sized sensor Nikon DSLR cameras.

Offering an equivalent focal length range of 24-120mm, the 16-80mm features optical VR stabilization and an electronic aperture diaphragm. Real world sample shot with the Nikon D7200 DSLR and the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR lens can be seen here.

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR offers a minimum focus distance of 1.2 ft/37 cm throughout its focal range, and attributes 4 extra stops of handheld shooting to its VR stabilization. The lens comprises 17 elements in 13 groups and a seven-blade aperture, along with Silent Wave Motor technology.

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR Lens Reviews

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From KenRockwell conclusion :

This Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4 VR DX is for the photographer with enough money to buy expensive lenses, but who doesn’t want to step up to full frame. Many people are going to love this lens because it’s so versatile, small and light and convenient.

From PhotographyBlog conclusion :

In terms of image quality, the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR is sharp in the centre if you stop down a little, although performance at the edges is not quite as good. Bokeh is surprisingly nice thanks to the 7 aperture blades, the 35cm minimum focusing distance throughout the zoom range makes the lens more versatile than you might expect, and flare is very well controlled even when including the sun in the frame. It does suffer from noticeable barrel and pincushion distortion at the ends of the zoom range, though, which you’ll have to correct in post-processing.

From ePhotozine conclusion :

Although it’s nice to know that you’ll get consistent exposures when shooting at ten frames per second, and that dirt and moisture would rather find a more comfortable place to stay than on the optics of this lens, these are features that you’d rarely pay more than double for. Maybe, in time, as the price of this lens settles down its value will become better but at the moment, the extra expense seems difficult to justify.

The standart zoom lens also offers Nano Crystal Coating and an electromagnetic diaphragm for the first time in a DX lens.

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR Lens Price

The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR is available from the camera stores below for $1069.95.

Buy Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR $1,069.95 Amazon | Adorama

  • “Although it’s nice to know that you’ll get consistent exposures when shooting at ten frames per second…” How funny! Nikon doesn’t make any cropped frame bodies that will shoot a 10 FPS. Canon and Sony do.