differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Much more zoom 11.1x vs 5.3x
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More than 2x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better image stabilization Nikon VR II vs Nikon VR
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Less risk of blur
Better telephoto 200 mm vs 85 mm
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Around 2.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Learn more about
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Reasons to consider the Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Slightly smaller diameter 71 mm vs 76 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 86 mm vs 97 mm
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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
AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR IINikon VR II
16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikon VR
Zoom range Great zoom Help
AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II11.1x
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

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 AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II 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

$272 - $497

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Zoom range Less zoom
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Travel lens

$240 - $399

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Nikon F

Travel lens

$299

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Length Slightly shorter
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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

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

Wide angle lens

$829 - $1,067

Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Larger diameter
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

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

Wide angle lens

$1,428 - $1,797

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

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