differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest, the AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
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the Nikon AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

Reasons to consider the Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Smaller diameter 71 mm vs 80 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly more zoom 5.3x vs 5x
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Around 10% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Nikon Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Learn more about
the Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
Nikon VR
Zoom range Great zoom Help
AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR5x
16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX 5.3x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$650

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Nikon F

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$935 - $1,199

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

Portrait lens

$300

Lowest price Cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Portrait lens

$369

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Wide angle lens

$1,401 - $1,697

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Wide angle lens

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Diameter Larger diameter

discussion Which do you think is better?

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