High-performance DX zoom lens with 16–80mm focal length range and bright f/2.8–4 aperture. With the latest technology and compact build, this is the ultimate walkabout lens for discerning photographers.
The versatile 5x zoom covers the equivalent of 24–120mm in full-frame format, while the fast aperture opens up more shooting possibilities. Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction keeps images sharp. An electromagnetic diaphragm ensures precise exposures at high frame rates. With a lightweight body that balances well on the camera and a protective fluorine coating, this lens is made for photographers with high expectations of their gear.
High-performance 5x zoom lens: broad 16–80mm focal range (FX-format equivalent: 24–120 mm) and fast f/2.8–4 maximum aperture. The wide-angle to telephoto zoom range easily covers most shooting situations: from sweeping landscapes to intimate portraiture.
Compact and lightweight: superb all-round travel lens. The body weighs just 480g, boasts compact dimensions and balances perfectly on the camera body.
Fast aperture: enables pleasing background blur, clear low-light shots and distinctive subject / background separation. Achieves f/2.8 aperture at 16 mm focal length (FX-format equivalent: 24 mm) and f/4 at 80 mm (FX-format equivalent: 120 mm).
Vibration Reduction (VR): minimises the effects of camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower. VR operation is quiet, even when filming.
Advanced optical construction: four ED glass elements and three aspherical lens elements ensure crisp, brilliant images.
Nano Crystal Coat: reduces ghosting and flare for greater image clarity, even in backlit situations.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM): for smooth, quiet and accurate autofocus.
Electromagnetic diaphragm: enables consistent, more precise exposures, especially when shooting at high frame rates.
Fluorine coating: actively repels water, dust, and dirt without compromising image quality. This coating enhances durability and makes it easier to clean the glass without damaging the surface.
Minimum focus distance: 0.35 m.
Bayonet hood included.
17 elements in 13 groups (including 4 ED glass elements, 3 aspherical lens elements, and lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat) and 1 protective glass element (with fluorine coat)
Angle of view
83° - 20°
Minimum focus distance
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 80mm x 85.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
72mm snap-on front lens cap LC-72, Rear lens cap LF-4, Bayonet hood HB-75