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Old Apr 8, 2008, 12:58 PM   #1
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Just checking to see if there is anyone interested in this lense?
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Old Apr 11, 2008, 9:24 PM   #2
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I bought my D300 with the 18-200 VR and am satisfied with it.

The 16-85 VR would not offer me any adavantage as the IQ of my 18-200 VR is fantastic for its class level and price, IMHO.

Print wise I can't see the 16-85VR being any better than my 18-200VR for my shooting style (people).

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Old Apr 12, 2008, 3:15 PM   #3
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I'm certainly interested...my walkaround lens is currently the 18-70 AF-S DX (D70 kit lens). It's a great lens, but I have tasted lens based image stab. through my 80-400 and would really appreciate the VR for handheld shots at the shorter focal lengths. I too would welcome any feedback on this lens if anyone has had any personal experience with it.
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Old Apr 22, 2008, 11:54 PM   #4
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I'm at work and according to the UPS tracker, my 16-85VR arrived today (Wohoo!). The zoom range (24mm-127mm 35mm equivalent) is closer to my needs than my 18-200VR which I tookon a16 day Far East cruise. I used the wide end (18mm or 28mm equivalent) and Ifound myself needing a bit more wider angle. The 16mm wide is only about 7 degrees wider, but I find myself needing a few degrees of coverage more for my tastes.

During my cruise I used the telephotoend of my 18-200VR, beyond 100mm, only adozen times out of 400 pictures. When I shot 35mm film in the olden days, my favorite lenses were the 24mm and 105mm,so the 16-85VR closely matches my visual style, and the improved IQ is an extra.

I'm keeping both lenses fora few months but I expect to sell the 18-200VR and buy a prime telephoto for the rare times I need the extended reach.

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Old Apr 23, 2008, 8:16 PM   #5
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I played with my new 16-85VR and the zoom range is perfect for me. I haven't taken any pictures yet, but set at 18mm to compare to the 18-200VR I can actually see higher contrast through the viewfinder!

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