16-85 Vr

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by itsmike, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. itsmike

    itsmike

    Mar 2, 2008
    Greenlawn NY
    Anyone use it? Pop Photo this month gave it a great review..
     
  2. No, but am thinking of getting one? Will have to way up the opptions from Sigma / tokina though.
     
  3. ap10046

    ap10046

    21
    Jul 12, 2008
    Miami
    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
     
  4. Jez

    Jez

    706
    Jun 22, 2005
    UK
    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.
     
  5. itsmike

    itsmike

    Mar 2, 2008
    Greenlawn NY
    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...
     
  6. Jez

    Jez

    706
    Jun 22, 2005
    UK
  7. Jez
    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. :)
     
  8. Jez

    Jez

    706
    Jun 22, 2005
    UK
    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.
     
  9. One of you said focusing speed was slow- how long is it supposed to take from close focus to infinity?
     
  10. Jez

    Jez

    706
    Jun 22, 2005
    UK
    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.
     
  11. fwbigd

    fwbigd

    6
    Jun 1, 2008
    Fort Worth TX
  12. 151proof

    151proof

    424
    Jun 6, 2008
    SD
    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.
     
  13. Its possibly Nikon's best DX lens I think. I get the feeling they pulled out all the stops to say "Hey! DX is still important to us!" when they made this one.
     
  14. ap10046

    ap10046

    21
    Jul 12, 2008
    Miami
    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