lens help - Nikon 16mm - 35mm f/4.0 AF-S ED (VR-II)?

Started Mar 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: lens help - Nikon 16mm - 35mm f/4.0 AF-S ED (VR-II)?
In reply to inasir1971, Mar 25, 2012

inasir1971 wrote:

I want to thank all of you - this has really been helpful.

I like the 14-24mm 2.8 which by all accounts is a superb lens but there is the convenience factor of having the entire range in one lens of the 16-35 - and I already have 77mm filters. Less lenses make it more likely that I have the lens with me when I see an opportunity rather regretting having left it at home.

I was particularly concerned about the performance at the borders and corners at 16mm which some reviewers have been critical of, and my dealer recommended against it claiming it had poor IQ and I should get the 50% more expensive 14-24 - an obviously unbiased opinion )

I should have pointed out that I also have the 14-24 f2.8 as well, but rarely use it as I think it a more of a specialised lens. It can't take filters, doesn't have VR, zoom range is less and can be prone to flare - when you go on holidays, you are not always able to be at a spot when the light is best and as such, if you only have the 14-24 flare may be an issue and you may never be able to go back and therefore miss the shot. Whenever I go on holidays, it is the 16-35 that goes with me simply due to versatility and overall IQ is still excellent. I have never been let down yet.

Having said that, the 14-24 is an exceptionally sharp lens with great overall IQ.

From the images that you have so kindly posted, they certainly look acceptable (very good in fact). Btw, love the Rome shots!

Thank you!

I lived in Rome for a while when I was a teenager and reminded me of my time there

I am glad that I could help you remember your time there as it is a wonderful place!

Not worried about distortion - it's to be expected in this focal range and easy to fix.

Once again - thank you so much!

My pleasure.

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