16-85 Vr

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Anyone use it? Pop Photo this month gave it a great review..
 
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Anyone use it? Pop Photo this month gave it a great review..

Just got one about a week back. Haven't had enough time to play around with it though.
But on a separate note, please let me inform you of the 2 I had to return due to focusing issues. My first examples would focus real slow , like the motor was running on half speed....
the VR works really well and it has a nice solid feel to it, much more so than the 18-70 it replaced.
Good luck.
Areez
 

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I have one and it makes a wonderful lens to travel with. Is it worth the money? Well it should probably be a little cheaper, but I do like the results I get with it.
 
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I currently have the 18-135 and the 18-70.. Possibly looking to sell both and get this.. But, I like the versitality I get with the 18-135 and the Sharpness I get with the 18-70.. Hopefully this gets both...
 
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Great sample shots! I just purchased this lens, but haven't had time to give it much of a trial. If my pictures come out half as nice as your samples I will be very happy. :)
 

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Thank you Alan!

I only use it when I need to travel light, but it makes a wonderful combo with the 70-300VR. I can carry that pair round all day and not feel it at all.
 
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One of you said focusing speed was slow- how long is it supposed to take from close focus to infinity?
 

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Hi Shane,

I've never had a problem with the focus speed as you mention, but you'll notice focus acquisition can get slower in low light conditions - it's a fairly slow lens after all.
 
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Thank you Alan!

I only use it when I need to travel light, but it makes a wonderful combo with the 70-300VR. I can carry that pair round all day and not feel it at all.

My thoughts exactly! I have mine paired with a 70-300 vr and it makes for a great combo! I bought my 16-85vr to replace my 18-70 and 18-200.
 
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Hi Shane,
when I got my first sample, I thought something was odd.... 2 seconds for 1 cycle from close to infinity. I tried it on both the D2x and the D200 and then compared it with the 18-70 which was at least twice as fast from close to infinity
Cheers
Areez
 

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