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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Slightly more zoom 5.8x vs 5x
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Around 20% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better telephoto 105 mm vs 80 mm
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More than 30% more reach, less perspective distortion
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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
18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX 5.8x
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

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

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

competitors

Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Low light lens

$170 - $193

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

Wide angle lens

$400

Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$182 - $217

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

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

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

Wide angle lens

$1,878 - $2,197

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Length Longer
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

$850

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Low light lens

$815

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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