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For its intended purpose the 18-105 is the best value in versatility, performance and weight. It is not worse than the much more expensive 16-85 and comes with many mid level cameras as the kit. It is the only DX lens I have that still gets used because it covers such a useful range.
To cover the same in better lenses I had to spend many times more for a 24 1.4, 24-70, 85 1.4, 50 1.2/Sigma 50 1.4, 70-200. Sure those are better lenses but they are heavy and specialized, besides being expensive. There is little or any difference in optical performance of the 16-85 and 18-105 so I never figured out why so many view the former as a great lens and the latter as just a kit lens that is the first to be replaced. Mostly those replacing it with almost the same optics are beginners and think their marginal results has to be the lens. In two years, and 100,000 shots, if they revisited that lens they would find that is got better while sitting on the shelf gathering dust.
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