Nikon’s latest standard zoom could be the lens DX-format users have been waiting for. Phil Hall puts it to the test to see if the wait has been worth it

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80 mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR review

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£869.00

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR – Autofocusing

Thanks to the use of Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, focusing noise is virtually inaudible. When partnered with a D7200, focusing speed is also nice and snappy, locking on to focus quickly and accurately under a range of conditions, from early morning landscapes to fast-paced action shots.

The versatile focal range means the 16-80mm is perfect for a range of subjects

Focusing isn’t quite as instantaneous when jumping from either extreme of the focusing range, but it’s still more than satisfactory.

  1. 1. Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR - Introduction
  2. 2. Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR - Features
  3. 3. Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR - Build and handling
  4. 4. Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR - Autofocusing
  5. 5. Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR - Image quality
  6. 6. Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR - Resolution, shading and curvilinear distortion
  7. 7. Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR - Our verdict
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