The Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E is a fast high end wide-angle to short telephoto zoom lens for Nikon DX format DSLRs.&nsbp; The 16-80mm covers a broader range than most f/2.8 aperture wide-angle zooms. It's versatile lens that takes great images in a variety of settings.
The 16-80mm f/2.8-4 E ED IF DX AF-S VR uses 17 elements in 13 groups to produce the best image quality possible and includes 3 Aspherical and 4 ED (Extra Low Dispersion) glass elements to help minimize distortion and abberations. All elements are fully multicoated with Nikon's SIC (Super Integrated Coating) antireflective coating to minimize ghosting and produce the best possible contrast and color and Nikon's next generation Nano Crystal Coat is also applied to some some surfaces to dramatically reduce flare. The lens features Nikon's VR (Vibration Technology) optical image stabilization system which uses sensors to detect lens shake and moves special lens elements in real time to counteract the shake and reduce the blur it would otherwise cause. The VR system allows the photographer to take handheld pictures at up to four shutter speeds slower than would normally be pratical. VR is helpful for slow sync photography too.
The Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4 E IF DX AF-S VR is a great travel and special event (including weddings) lens especially when paired up with a separate stronger telephoto (or ultra wide angle) and the focal length overlap means you don't have to risk missing shots switching lenses as often.