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
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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
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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

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Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Travel lens

$349

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

Travel lens

$199

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Length Slightly shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Travel lens

Zoom range Significantly less zoom

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

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

Travel lens

$497

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
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Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

Portrait lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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Nikon Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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