This is a 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 II enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possible.
Its optical design is 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 colour reproduction while substantially reducing ghosting and flare and its rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural. Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation; 0.38 m/1.3 ft. closest focus distance throughout the entire zoom range.
Product Code:1Nik16-85 VR
17 elements in 11 groups (with two ED glass elements, three aspherical lenses)
83° - 18°50’
Number of diaphragm blades
Closest focusing distance
0.38 m (1.3 ft.) (throughout the entire zoom range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
Manual, via separate zoom ring
485 g/17.1 oz.
Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange)
72 x 85 mm/28.3 x 33.5 in.
External front filter attachment frame
Does not rotate
External front filter
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
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice