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AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.3x)

Compact 5.3x zoom DX-NIKKOR lens with SWM and VR

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  • VR
  • SWM
  • ED
  • AS
  • M/A
  • IF

Key Features

  • 5.3x zoom lens covering a wide focal range of 16 to 85mm (picture angle is equivalent to focal length of 24 to 127.5mm in the 35mm format)
  • Vibration Reduction enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds up to 3.5 stops* slower than would otherwise be possible
    • *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
  • Optical design optimized for superior performance with Nikon digital SLRs
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements minimize chromatic aberration while providing higher resolution and superior contrast
  • Three aspherical lens elements minimize various types of lens aberration
  • High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves superior color reproduction while substantially reducing ghosting and flare
  • Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
  • 0.38 m/1.3 ft. closest focus distance throughout the entire zoom range
  • Accepts 67 mm filter attachments

Specifications

Focal length
16-85mm
Maximum aperture
f/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperture
f/22-36
Lens construction
17 elements in 11 groups (with two ED glass elements, three aspherical lenses)
Picture angle
83° - 18°50’
Closest focusing distance
0.38 m (1.3 ft.) (throughout the entire zoom range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
1/4.6
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
67mm
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)
Appproximately 72 x 85 mm/2.8 x 3.4 in.
Weight
Approximately 485 g/17.1 oz.
Supplied accessories
67 mm snap-on front lens cap LC-67, Rear lens cap LF-1,Bayonet hood HB-39, Flexible lens pouch CL-1015

MTF Chart

Wide
Tele

Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements