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Compare Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G vs Nikon 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G vs Nikon 16-80mm F2.8-4E

Reviews

Neo score
41%
41%
50%
Pros
  • Light in the hand
  • Very inexpensive
  • Useful focal range
  • Wide telephoto focal range
  • Very long reach for a low price
  • Optically stabilized
  • Quite useful focal range
Cons
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lens hood not included
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not optically stabilized
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lacks weather sealing

Price

MSRP
200 USD
350 USD
1070 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
7 blades
7 blades, Rounded blades
Colors
Black
Black
Black
Form Factor
Standard Zoom Lens
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Standard Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
APS-C
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Material
Composite
Motor
Stepper motor
Stepper motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
12 elements
14 elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
9 groups
10 groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Two aspherical elements + super integrated coating groups
1 ED element + Super Integrated Coating groups
4 ED and 3 aspherical elements. Nano Crystal Coat. groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
55 mm / 2.17 in
58 mm / 2.28 in
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Diameter
65 mm / 2.56 in
72 mm / 2.83 in
80 mm / 3.15 in
Size | Length
63 mm / 2.48 in
125 mm / 4.92 in
86 mm / 3.39 in
Weight
195 g / 6.89 oz
400 g / 14.13 oz
480 g / 16.96 oz

Function

Angle Of View
77.4° Diagonal | 67.4° Horizontal | 47.9° Vertical (wide) ~ 29.4° Diagonal | 24.6° Horizontal | 16.6° Vertical (tele)
23.3° Diagonal | 19.5° Horizontal | 13.0° Vertical (wide) ~ 5.5° Diagonal | 4.6° Horizontal | 3.1° Vertical (tele)
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 20.5° Diagonal | 17.1° Horizontal | 11.4° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/3.5–5.6 ~ f/22–38
f/4.5–6.3 ~ f/32
f/2.8–4 ~ f/22–32
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
1.5
1.5
Focal Length
18 mm ~ 55 mm
70 mm ~ 300 mm
16 mm ~ 80 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
27.0 mm ~ 82.5 mm
105.0 mm ~ 450.0 mm
24.0 mm ~ 120.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
Yes
Weather Resistance
No
No
No
Zoom Type
External zoom
External zoom
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.38x
0.22x
0.22x
Min Focus Distance
250 mm / 9.84 in
1100 mm / 43.31 in
350 mm / 13.78 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: HB-N106 (sold separately)
Lens hood included
Lens Hood: HB-75 (supplied)
Debut
2016-01-05
2016-08-17
2015-07-02
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