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    Hello everyone, i'm upgrading my kit lens 18-55mm vr to the 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Are there any problems or things to take note before i go ahead with the purchase? I'm using a d5000 body. thanks in advance!

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    I would recommend 3rd party alternatives but since you seem to have set your mind, I would say just buy it. Just make sure u do some "marketing" before buying.

    Lots of good reviews and slightly more versatile than kit lens.
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    Im also using D5K and was looking at this AFS 16-85 F3.5-5.6 but i ended up with a 17-70 F2.8-4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhellboy View Post
    Hello everyone, i'm upgrading my kit lens 18-55mm vr to the 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Are there any problems or things to take note before i go ahead with the purchase? I'm using a d5000 body. thanks in advance!
    it works well with d5000. there's nth else to take note of except the usual checks before purchasing it.
    Google is your friend. Make use of it.

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    Thanks all!

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    I used it with a d3100 with good results, the 2mm on the wide side makes alot of difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    I used it with a d3100 with good results, the 2mm on the wide side makes alot of difference
    sharp lens

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    Test it on the spot.
    I didn't have problems when I received the first copy at the shop.
    No focusing issues or whatever.

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    Fantastic lens. I once had both 16-85VR and 17-55f2.8. I sold my 17-55f2.8, as I am pretty satisfied with my 16-85VR.
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    woah you chose to keep the 16-85mm instead of the 17-55mm? how come?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChef View Post
    Fantastic lens. I once had both 16-85VR and 17-55f2.8. I sold my 17-55f2.8, as I am pretty satisfied with my 16-85VR.

    I'm kind of surprised you choose the 16-85mm over the 17-55mm. Considering the 17-55mm has wider aperture and better IQ, what makes you change your mind?

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    My guess is focal range, VR and cost to IQ ratio
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    Default Re: AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR ?

    not forgetting weight

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    I did not personally own this lens but from viewing those taken from friends, bokeh-wise it does not seem so good

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    Default Re: AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    My guess is focal range, VR and cost to IQ ratio
    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    not forgetting weight
    I agree. For low shutter with VR on is very useful to capture still shots. I find this lens is not built for speed.
    Its weight is more practical for travel use.

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    Update: when i went down cityhall to go hunting for the lens.. ITS SOLD OUT WALAUEH. dunno when got stock also. sien.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhellboy View Post
    Update: when i went down cityhall to go hunting for the lens.. ITS SOLD OUT WALAUEH. dunno when got stock also. sien.
    Funan has alot of camera stores. You sure it's sold out? All of the shops?

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    the ones which quoted me the preferable price that is haha. oh well..

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    misleading leh..

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