Nikon AF-S DX 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR Australian Warranty Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens, Black, 16/80 mm (JAA825DA)
- 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
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- Type: Fmount, Type E AF-S DX lens with built-in CPU
- Format: DX
- Focal length: 16–, 80mm
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8, –4.0
- Minimum aperture: f/22, –32
- Angle of view: 83° to 20°
- Minimum focus distance: 0.35m (1.15ft)
- Diaphragm: Automatic electronic aperture control
Lens construction: 17elements in, 13groups, including 4 ED elements, 3 aspherical elements, and elements with Nano-Crystal or fluorine coatings.
Dimensions: Approx. 80 mm maximum diameter x 85.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
Ascend to a new level of photography with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, one of the world’s lightest DX-format 16-80mm f/2.8-4, 5x normal zoom lens that delivers impressive optical performance. A first for DX-format lenses, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR incorporates Nano Crystal Coat technology that reduces flares and ghosting.
The electromagnetic aperture mechanism that allows for stable exposure control, and a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water, grease and dirt. With the inclusion of a 4-stop Vibration Reduction (VR) system, allowing for sharper images and videos in a wide range of conditions, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR is an excellent high performance lens for everyday use and an integral component to your photography arsenal.
Sharpness You Can Rely On
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR is a high performance 5x normal zoom lens featuring f/2.8 aperture at the maximum wide-angle position, resulting in a fast zoom lens ideal for capturing a vast range of shooting situations. In addition, a Nano Crystal Coat, aspherical lens and ED glass elements come together to achieve high optical performance. The Nano Crystal Coat, a first for DX-format lenses, is an adaptation of a coating featuring nano-sized crystal particles that effectively reduces flares and ghosting, so you capture sharper imagery with every shot.
Always On The Move
At approximately 480g, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR is one of the world’s lightest, DX-format compatible, 16-80mm lens and is an ideal everyday companion that gives you the freedom of greater manoeuvrability to capture your creative vision. In a first for DX-format lenses, this lightweight and durable lens has a fluorine coat applied on the outer surfaces of the extreme front and rear lens elements. A unique NIKKOR lens technology, this fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt for easy removal, giving you the freedom to conquer the elements with total peace of mind.
Forefront Of Innovation
A Vibration Reduction (VR) system is incorporated to provide an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster in NORMAL mode, enabling you to shoot sharper and crisper handheld shots. In another first for DX-format lenses, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR incorporates an electromagnetic aperture mechanism, which is an aperture blade unit with drive mechanism that is controlled via electric signals from the camera body. This mechanism allows for stable and reliable auto-exposure control even during high-speed continuous shooting, wherever you go.
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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.
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.