AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens 

by Nikon | Item  #: 157683 | Model #:  2178 |
AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
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About this item

This compact and highly versatile 5.3x zoom includes Nikon's VR image stabilzation technology and delivers incredible optical performance.


Compact, 5.3x wide-angle-to-medium telephoto zoom, ideal for a broad range of shooting situations from interiors and landscapes to beautiful portraits.

Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to four shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables accurate, high-speed and quiet autofocus operation.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare.

Rounded 7-blade diaphragm for more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.

Optical design optimized for use with Nikon DX-format digital SLRs for superior performance.

Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements offer superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration.

Three aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of lens aberration even when used at the widest aperture.

Close focusing distance to 1.3 feet throughout the entire zoom range.

Picture angle equivalent to focal length of 24-127.5mm (in 35mm format).


Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length Range 16-85mm
Zoom Ratio 5.3x
Maximum Aperture f/3.5
Minimum Aperture f/22
Format DX
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 83°
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format) 18°50’
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.22x
Lens Elements 17
Lens Groups 11
Compatible Format(s) DX, FX in DX Crop Mode
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 7
Distance Information Yes
ED Glass Elements 2
Aspherical Elements 3
Super Integrated Coating Yes
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal Focusing Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 1.3' (0.38m)
Focus Mode Auto, Manual
G-type Yes
Filter Size 67mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Supplied Accessories • LC-67 67mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap
• LF-1 Rear Lens Cap
• HB-39 Bayonet Hood
• CL-1015 Flexible Lens Pouch

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Assembled Size

  • 2.8" diameter x 3.4" long
  • 17.1 oz.

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