I've been reading the posts about lenses and noticed no one has mentioned this lens, which I think is a great lens for the D5100. I used it for three weeks in Europe with what (I thought) were great results. I didn't miss a long lens at all. Comments about this lens?
When I was shooting DX, the best combination, dollar for dollar, was the 10-24, 16-85, 70-300 and 35 f/1.8. All very nice lenses. The only change I might make, now that I've tried it was to substitute the 18-105 for the16-85. The 18-105 is a very under appreciated lens.
+1 for the 16-85. A nice lens that shines on all DX sensors. The extra two mm from 16 to 18 make a difference, especially for those who don't have a wider lens like 10-24 or similar. Currently, I use it on 16mp D7000 and there the sensor starts to push the lens limits but the lens is still doing well there.
I don't have this lens, but from what I have read, it seems a good one. Its results (at f/5.6 to f/11) should be very clean, sharp, and with good colour rendition. In the opinion of some people this lens, apart wide open, is able to equal other zoom (even pro zoom). Best Regards