differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

More zoom 7.8x vs 5.3x
Help
Around 50% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 140 mm vs 85 mm
Help
More than 60% more reach, less perspective distortion
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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

Slightly smaller diameter 71 mm vs 78 mm
Help
Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 86 mm vs 97 mm
Help
More than 10% shorter
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 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR7.8x
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
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR7.8x
16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX 5.3x

competitors

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

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

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

Wide angle lens

$680 - $742

Aperture Wider aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

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

Wide angle lens

$350 - $363

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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

Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Wildlife lens

$122

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

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

Travel lens

Zoom range Less zoom
Sony 18-135mm

Sony 18-135mm

Travel lens

Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

Speech is free, but discussion at LensHero is moderated! Please discuss your opinion of these lenses here, and discuss feedback for LensHero at our support community.

Showing 0 comments