Wed 08-May-13 11:55 AM | edited Wed 08-May-13 12:09 PM by stash
Just received my 16-85 lens from “B&H”. This is my second one but I noticed something. My old 16-85 had the inner lens somewhat recessed in the lens barrel, the new 16-85 has the Lens ”the one that goes into the camera almost exposed. I must have missed the spec. release of this but this is the NEW design of the 16-85?...
While I don't have one to check, it's common for lenses of this type to have a rear element/group that moves when it is zoomed or focused. It may just be that your new lens is set to a different focal length or distance compared to how the original was set when you inspected it.
Brian is exactly right. I have two copies of the lens. The rear element of this lens does move as the lens is zoomed. At one extreme it is nearly flat with the rear mount and is relatively exposed. At the other extreme, it is recessed about 1 1/2 inches. The lens has not been redesigned.
Yes thanks--my mistake---I now see the inner lens move when zoomed--I never looked at it out of camera before when zooming I really has a hard time deciding between the D600 or D7100. I bought the D7100 and needed to get another 16-85 which I liked so much for an all around lens.
PS--I also bought a 35mm 1.8G but I found it does not snap into focus as fast as the 16-85, 50mm 1.8D or 70-300 VR. Strange it focuses slower, unless I'm doing something wrong?
Not sure if this is the right place, no doubt the mods will decide.
I have a D7000 which I bought as a bundle with the 18-105 kit lens. It's OK, but there's just something about the images I get with it that I'm a bit unhappy with. To be honest, I think the results I got with my old D5000 with the kit 18-55mm were often better(my son now has that camera). I've been toying with getting a 16-85, but reading the reviews, I'm not sure that it's that much better than what I have at the moment.
I'm not too bothered about loosing a bit at the long end - I have a 70-300mm that I love for wildlife and that extra bit of wideness is always nice
Just wondered what people thought about the lens in general?
I don't think it's a settings thing. I'm very happy with results from my 35mm F1.8, wide angle and the tele and very happy with the camera controls(after some initial problems working out the best autofocus settings)
The images are just not as sharp as I'd like and they do seem a bit flat - easily fixed in post as I shoot RAW.
I've never actually used the 18-55 on the D7000 - I'll have to borrow it back from my son and see how I get on(he's been away in Canada doing the ski bum thing)