Nikon 16-80mm f2.8-4 VR - A high-quality everyday DX lens
The Nikon 16-80mm f2.8-4 VR lens is a brilliant optical performer that will provide you with a versatile focal length, similar to your everyday kit lens, but will make the pictures look vastly superior. This focal range is suited to do the lot, Landscapes, portraits, kids, pets and sports – this is the one lens that you should never leave home without.
You wouldn’t upgrade from your kit lens unless you were provided with a substantially better option and the 16-80mm lens is just that. Optically constructed of aspherical and ED glass elements, pictures taken with this lens are sharp and contrasty with colours that are remarkably true to life. Nano crystal coating is included, in a first for a DX format lens, which will ensure flare and ghosting are well and truly counteracted. Overall there has been a lot of care taken in constructing this lens – and it shows.
Tripods are an essential tool, but you don’t want to be carrying one everywhere you go. Thanks to the 4-stop VR featured in the 16-80mm, you can leave the tripod at home more often than not. Shooting hand-held is a possibility in more circumstances than you ever felt possible thanks to this stabilization that effectively combats camera-shake.
Another feature to keep you comfortably shooting in available light is the fast f2.8-4 aperture rating – allowing for faster shutter speeds after the sun has started to set.
The Nikon 16-80mm proves that a quality build does not necessary mean a hefty piece of gear. This lens is remarkable lightweight at just 480 grams. For less than 500 grams you can have a lens that will fantastically reproduce all of our favourite moments and memories – just as beautiful as you remembered them.