Nikon has today announced the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens designed for a broad range of shooting situations, including parties and other indoor events as well as building, portrait and scenery shots. When mounted on any DX-format Nikon digital SLR camera, the picture angle is equivalent to that produced by a 24 to 127.5mm focal length lens on a 35mm film or Nikon FX-format camera.
The AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR incorporates an ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) built into the lens to ensure fast, quiet autofocus operation. The lens also features Nikon's Vibration Reduction II technology which gives photographers the ability to shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possible, thereby minimizing image blur caused by camera shake. This enables sharper handheld shooting at dusk or at night, or even in poorly lit interiors.
The AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has two ED glass elements and three a-spherical lenses that help minimize chromatic aberration. Nikons Super Integrated Coating reduces ghosting and flare. The rounded 7-blade diaphragm opening gives out-of-focus background elements a more natural appearance, and the lens offers a short closest focus distance of 0.38 m/1.3 ft. throughout the entire zoom range.
||17 elements in 11 groups (with two ED glass elements, three aspherical lenses)|
||83° - 18°50'|
of diaphragm blades
||0.38 m (1.3 ft.) (throughout the entire zoom range)|
||Manual, via separate zoom ring|
||485 g/17.1 oz.|
(approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange)
||72 x 85 mm/28.3 x 33.5 in.|
front filter attachment frame
||Does not rotate|
||67 mm snap-on front lens cap LC-67, Rear lens cap LF-1,Bayonet hood HB-39, Flexible lens pouch CL-1015|
||67 mm screw-in filters|
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