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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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- Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates glare
- Focal Length Range : 16 -80 mm, Minimum Focus Distance : 1.15 ft. ( 0.35 m)
- Extra-low Dispersion Glass and Aspherical elements reduce color aberration and enhance sharpness and contrast
- VR image stabilization lets you shoot handheld up to 4 shutter speeds slower to gather more of the available light without causing blur
- High-speed electromagnetic diaphragm, Protective flourine coat makes it easier to wipe off water, dirt and smudges, Supplied with: HB-75 Bayonet Lens Hood, LC-72 72mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
|Lens Compatibility Information: FX and DX lenses can be mounted on all Nikon DSLR cameras. However, using a DX lens on an FX camera or an FX lens on a DX camera will result in a 1.5x crop factor.
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|Item Dimensions||3.15 x 3.15 x 3.39 inches|
|Item Display Weight||480 grams|
|Item Weight||1.06 pounds|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Maximum Focal Length||80 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||16 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||72 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||83 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.23 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||—||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (DX)|
|Focus Type||auto-focus||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Micro-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||3.15 x 3.39 x 3.15 in||2.76 x 2.09 x 2.76 in||2.83 x 3.35 x 2.83 in||3.39 x 4.37 x 3.39 in||3.11 x 3.23 x 3.11 in||3.31 x 3.62 x 3.31 in|
|Item Weight||1.06 lbs||7.05 ounces||1.07 lbs||1.66 lbs||1.03 lbs||1.25 lbs|
|Lens Type||zoom||standard-prime||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||80 millimeters||35 millimeters||85 millimeters||55 millimeters||70 millimeters||50 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||16 millimeters||35 millimeters||16 millimeters||17 millimeters||17 millimeters||17 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||72 millimeters||52 millimeters||28 millimeters||55 millimeters||72 millimeters||77 millimeters|
Take photos and videos that are anything but ordinary with this state-of-the-art Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens. With a fast f/2.8-4 aperture, VR image stabilization and Nikon's advanced lens technology, it covers wide-angle to portrait views with absolutely brilliant image quality. An ideal lens for documenting daily life, conveying a sense of place, blogging, low light, HD video and much more.FEATURES: An everyday lens that's anything but ordinary - Meet the world's lightest 5x zoom lens with an f/2.8-4 aperture, which is excellent for softening foregrounds or backgrounds and highlighting your subject. On a DX-format camera, it's zoom range is equivalent to Nikon's 24-120mm FX lens (35mm format), a staple in many pro camera bags. Level of DX-format performance - Unleash the power of your high-resolution Nikon DSLR. Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates glare, while Extra-low Dispersion Glass and Aspherical elements reduce color aberration and enhance sharpness and contrast. Capture vibrant colors, rich tonality and a level of detail that's staggering. 4 stops of Vibration Reduction - In low light situations, the 16-80mm's VR image stabilization lets you shoot handheld up to 4 shutter speeds slower to gather more of the available light without causing blur. There's even a specialized Tripod VR mode, a first for this zoom range*, that eliminates the effects of tripod vibration. High-speed electromagnetic diaphragm - Nikon's DX and FX DSLRs can freeze action with fast continuous shooting speeds; this lens can keep up. A specialized electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism operates in precise sync with the camera's shutter for reliable exposure control during high-speed sequences. Nikon's innovative protective fluorine coat - Making it easier to wipe off water, dirt and smudges, the front and rear lens elements have Nikon's exclusive fluorine coat. This extraordinary protective coating technology has to be seen to be believed.
From the Manufacturer
INSPIRING VIEWS OF YOUR WORLD.
Take photos and videos that are anything but ordinary with this state-of-the-art 16-80mm DX-format zoom lens. With a fast f/2.8-4 aperture, VR image stabilization and Nikon's advanced lens technology, it covers wide-angle to portrait views with absolutely brilliant image quality. An ideal lens for documenting daily life, conveying a sense of place, blogging, low light, HD video and much more.
Sharp and steady
Nikon's superior VR image stabilization
Pros know camera movement during exposure robs sharpness. Nikon's VR image stabilization counteracts camera shake and vibration up to ~4.0 stops*, a must-have feature when working handheld, on a monopod or even a tripod. A specialized Sports Mode is optimized for camera pans and fast-action sports, and the Tripod Mode eliminates the subtle ground vibrations that are constantly passing through a tripod or monopod. Capture subjects with outstanding sharpness, even in low light.*Among 5x normal zoom lenses with the f/2.8 maximum aperture at the maximum wide-angle position, compatible with lens-interchangeable digital SLR cameras employing APS-C-format image sensor, available as of June 3, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research.
Pro-grade image quality
A new level of DX-format performance
Unleash the power of your high-resolution Nikon DSLR. Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates glare, while Extra-low Dispersion Glass and Aspherical elements reduce color aberration and enhance sharpness and contrast. Capture vibrant colors, rich tonality and a level of detail that's staggering.
4 stops of Vibration Reduction**
In low light situations, the 16-80mm's VR image stabilization lets you shoot handheld up to 4 shutter speeds slower to gather more of the available light without causing blur. There's even a specialized Tripod VR mode, a first for this zoom range*, that eliminates the effects of tripod vibration.**Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when DX-format compatible lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.
High-speed electromagnetic diaphragm
Nikon's DX and FX DSLRs can freeze action with fast continuous shooting speeds; this lens can keep up. A specialized electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism operates in precise sync with the camera's shutter for reliable exposure control during high-speed sequences.
Nikon's innovative protective fluorine coat
Making it easier to wipe off water, dirt and smudges, the front and rear lens elements have Nikon's exclusive fluorine coat. This extraordinary protective coating technology has to be seen to be believed.
- AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
- HB-75 Bayonet Lens Hood
- LC-72 Snap-On Front Lens Cap 72mm
- LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
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Top customer reviews
I was enjoying how well the D7200 worked with these lenses but I no longer had any wide angle "walk around lens" to use with this camera.
I did have the Nikkor 24-120mmF4 VR and the 24-85mmF3.5/5.6 VR but those lenses are best suited for the FX format.
I purchased the 16-80mmF2.8/4 VR on a whim. Having previously owned the 16-85 version, I hoped that this lens would have the improvements necessary to make it a "keeper".
After a few days of testing and comparisons, I must admit that I will definitely keep this lens!
My first test was to compare the 16-80 on my D7200 to the 24-120 on my D750. This is an easy test to do as the equivalent zoom ranges and apertures are the same (except for the ability of the 16-80 to go to F2.8).
The result of this test amazed me. The 16-80 was sharper at all apertures from F4 through F16. It did not matter what focal length I was at. In addition, the 16-80 was better at contrast. Dark areas were darker, yet had more detail. A side benefit was the lack of any vignetting when a filter was attached to the 16-80 lens. This is not the case with the 24-120, when at 24mm focal length.
I then compared the 16-80 (set to 34mm on my D7200) with the Nikkor 50mF1.8 mounted on my D750. Again, I was surprised that the 16-80 actually looked better at all apertures but F4, where the 50mm was slightly better in the extreme corners. Again, contrast was noticeably better on the 16-80. This was the first time any lens I owned outperformed this 50mm prime.
I also own the Nikkor 20mmF1.8. Testing this lens directly with the 16-80 on my D7200 did show the superior performance of the 20mm lens, but the differences went away by F8. Both these lenses show the excellent contrast that comes with Nikon's latest coatings.
The Nikkor 16-80mmF2.8/4 VR is slightly lighter than the 16-85 but otherwise about the same size. The focus speed seems similar to the 24-120, and the VR seems to work as advertised.
At 80mm, I compared the 16-80 to my Nikkor 70-200F4 VR. The first test was done with the 16-80 on the D7200 (set for 80mm) and the 70-200 on the D750 (set to 120mm). The result of this test was almost a dead heat with maybe a slight edge to the 70-200.
I did a second test where both lenses were mounted on the D7200 (at 80mm). In this test the 70-200 clearly won. This is not surprising in that the FX format puts real demands on the corner performance of FX lenses whereas the DX format does not. in addition, the D750 has an anti-alias filter. The D7200 does not, allowing for better overall resolution if the lens can pull it off.(and the 70-200 certainly can!)
I would go on a hike with the 16-80 on a D7200 and feel confident that I would get as good or better photos than if I carried the 24-120 with the D750. In low light, or the need to have limited DOF, I might want the FX combo, but for most scenery shots, I want maximum DOF and high ISO's are generally not needed. Do remember that DX cameras have 1.5 times greater DOF than FX.
This lens is pricey. If I could not afford it, I would be temped by the Sigma 17-70mmF2.8/4. It looks to have similar performance overall.
The only caveat, is the distortion. At 16mm, this lens has lots of barrel distortion. Strangely, it goes away by 19mm and quickly becomes pincushion all the way to 80mm. Most zooms seem similar in this regard. Just beware that you will want to correct for this distortion if buildings or ocean etc. are predominant in your images.
I have not really tested this lens wide open at F2.8. It looked really good, but I just don't go there much, as I am mostly doing scenery shots rather than people shots, where one often wants to isolate the subject from the background. I can tell you this. Looking through the viewfinder one notices that the image is bright! That is an advantage of 2.8F worth noting.
All in all, it is great to see such lenses come onto the market. The latest 24mp sensors are very demanding. This lens will hold up to those kind of sensors.
This lens costs over a thousand dollars and at that price it is an absolute bargain. It is the 10th zoom lens to have Nikon's anti-glare Nano Crystal Coat and it is the least expensive of them all. It is also the smallest and lightest. It is also the 8th lens to have an electromagnetic diaphragm and is the least expensive, smallest, and lightest of them as well. I don't know how many lenses have both a normal and an active mode for their VR system but I do know it is very useful to have.
I've wanted a zoom with anti-glare for a long time and I am so glad I waited to make this smaller, lighter one my D7100's main walk around lens. I photograph mostly action sports at 6 or 7 frames per second so I am sure I will appreciate the more consistent exposures from the electromagnetic diaphragm along with the new ability to adjust aperture while recording in live movie view. They don't seem to point that last part out but yes in Manual and Aperture modes you can now adjust the aperture in Live view for both still and movie modes even after you begin recording, on the D7100 at least, just like the newer camera bodies can with G type lenses. I was thinking I was going to have to invest in another camera body or some D type lens to do that.
In the long run this lens will end up saving me more money than I spent to buy it. This lens is a game changer for me.
Although I expected really nice performance from this lens, based on numerous reviews, I am astounded by the sharpness, contrast and wonderful VR. I previously owned the excellent Nikon 17-55 f2.8, but I like the extra reach of this new lens.
If you are considering this lens, you might want to take a look at the Flickr group 'Nikon 16-80' for images.
I've also included a few here that I took recently.
Some people have complained of it's barrel distortion and other similar flaws, all I can say is that Lightroom's lens correction function removes this entirely so I have no complaints.