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Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR ED-IF AF-S DX S

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Review Date: Aug 9, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: The zoom range is right where I like it.
Cons:
nothing really

I was using this lens on my Nikon D200 and then my Nikon D300 and I was happy with the lens. After applying a little digital magic via DXO/Photoshop I would rate the lens as very good. Then I started to use the 16-85 on my Nikon D40X, which I had converted to B&W Infra-red. The lens and camera combination was nothing short of incredible. I took a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach in San Francisco. Included in the photo was a popular bridge overlook in the Marin Headlands 2.1 miles away from where I stood according to google maps. When blowing up the picture 200 percent (or so) I could clearly see 5 people standing at the overlook with one of the people holding the hand of a child. Wow! I think the lens was just plain better than the resolving power of the D300.