Highly portable, powerful zoom lens with high-quality optics designed for use with Nikon DX Format digital SLRs. With a 5.3X zoom and 16-85mm focal range, this lens delivers superb versatility for a wide variety of shooting situations. Equipped with Nikon’s second-generation Vibration Reduction (VRII) system and exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM), it offers superb performance in low-light, delivering steady images to both the sensor and viewfinder, and features fast, quiet autofocus. An ideal all-round lens for today’s high-resolution SLRs.
Powerful 5.3x zoom with wide 16-85mm focal range (35mm equivalent: 24 to 127.5mm), perfect for everything from portraits to interiors, architecture and landscapes.
Second-generation Vibration Reduction (VR II) stabilization system enables more flexible hand-held shooting and lets you use shutter speeds that are up to 3.5* times slower.
Exceptionally high optical performance: designed specifically for use with Nikon DX format digital SLR sensors.
Closest-focusing distance: 0.38m.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and Aspherical lens elements ensure high resolution and contrast while minimizing spherical aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, whisper-quiet autofocus.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating greatly reduces ghosting and flare and ensures outstanding color reproduction.
Compatible with 67mm filter attachments.
17 elements in 11 groups (with two ED glass elements, three aspherical lenses)
Angle of view
83° - 18°50’
Minimum focus distance
0.38 m (1.3 ft.) (throughout the entire zoom range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approximately 72 x 85 mm/2.8 x 3.4 in.
Approximately 485 g/17.1 oz.
67 mm snap-on front lens cap LC-67, Rear lens cap LF-1,Bayonet hood HB-39, Flexible lens pouch CL-1015