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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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
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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

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

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

Portrait lens

$381

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM

Portrait lens

$858

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$250 - $259

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
Nikon Nikkor  24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

Nikon Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

Wide angle lens

$742

Aperture Wider aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art

Low light lens

$799

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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