Nikon AF-P DX 16-60mm f/2.8E VR
most wanted lens
Constant-aperture standard zoom with VR
There’s a lot to like in Nikon’s AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR standard zoom, but we’d like to see Nikon go further still with a truly fast, constant-aperture standard zoom that can deliver a tight depth of field and maintain fast shutter speeds at the long end of its zoom range. We’d like to keep the same wide-angle potential, but would relax the telephoto reach, to help achieve the fast aperture without the lens having to be too bulky.
As with the 24-70mm f/2.8 VR lens for FX-format bodies, we’d want to see the f/2.8 constant aperture combined with Vibration Reduction – something that’s lacking in the now antiquated AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8G lens, launched back in 2003.