OverviewNikon's new AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm wide ratio zoom lens featuring Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and Nikon's Vibration Reduction (VR) II is an ideal lens for an extensive range of shooting scenarios, including indoor-outdoor events, streetscapes, portraits and scenery. When mounted on any DX-format Nikon digital SLR camera, the picture angle is equivalent to a 24 to 127.5mm focal length in 35mm format.
The ultra-compact SWM built into the lens body ensures fast, quiet and accurate autofocus operation and complements the compact, lightweight design for superb handling. With dimensions of only Ø72 x 85mm, this new lens is ideal for general photography or specialists in travel and nature photography.
Nikon's VR II, specifically engineered for each NIKKOR lens, provides photographers with the ability to shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops (as determined in Nikon performance tests) slower than would otherwise be possible, minimizing image blur caused by camera shake. This enables dramatically sharper handheld shooting at dusk or at night, or even in poorly lit interiors. Nikon's VR function is incorporated and designed specifically for the lens, it provides state-of-the-art image sharpness capacity and a stable viewfinder image for accurate framing.
The new high-performance optical system has been optimized for Nikon digital SLRs. Two ED glass elements and three aspherical lenses deliver higher resolution, high-contrast images while minimizing chromatic aberration. A rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening gives out-of-focus background elements a more natural appearance. Nikon's Super Integrated Coating ensures outstanding colour balance and reproduction while greatly reducing ghosting and flare. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a significant addition to Nikon's DX-NIKKOR lens lineup and is certain to become a favourite of photographers seeking a wide-ratio zoom with exceptional wide-angle capability and a telephoto perspective ideal for portraiture.
DX-NIKKOR lenses are engineered and optimized for use on Nikon DX-format and FX-format digital SLR cameras. When mounted on an FX-format digital SLR, the camera's DX-Crop Mode is automatically engaged, altering the image capture area accordingly. DX-NIKKOR lenses are not compatible with 35mm  or IX240 [APS] format film cameras.
Exclusive Canadian Warranty
Nikon Canada offers a five-year warranty for all NIKKOR SLR lenses purchased from a Nikon Canada Authorized Dealer. Consumer's investment is protected by Nikon Canada's 5-Year Lens Warranty with in-Canada service.
17 elements in 11 groups (with two ED glass elements, three aspherical lenses)
Nikon AF-S Lens
5 year Canadian
Max View Angle
83° - 18° 50' equivalent to focal length of 24-127.5mm (in 35mm format)
Minimum Focus Range
38cm (throughout the entire zoom range)
• Equivalent to a 24-128 lens with 4 stops
• 2 ED glass elements for superior sharpness & colour
• 3 aspherical elements reduce lens distortion at wide apertures
• Close focus to 1.3 feet at all focal lengths