sold my tokina 16-28, got the new nikon 18-35

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
lanefAU
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Re: sold my tokina 16-28, got the new nikon 18-35
In reply to Michael Siemon, Apr 25, 2013

Michael Siemon wrote:

narddogg81 wrote:

my plans for shedding weight while maintaining quality are nearly complete.  Sold my 70-200 2.8 VR for the new 70-200 f4, and sold my tokina 16-28 for the nikon 18-35.  I am now saving 2.6 pounds in hiking weight from those 2 lenses.  the 70-200 f4 has superior IQ to my old 70-200 2.8, and the 18-35 so far looks very comparable in IQ to the tokina, with the benefit of less flare and the ability to use my ND grads again.   Im feeling pretty good right now.  I think i may try seeing how i like using just those 2 zooms with the 50 1.8 in between, rather than my 35-70 2.8.  That would save me another pound.

I'm with you on the 70-200 f/4. I am also getting the 18-35, but in my case I am thinking of getting rid of the Nikkor 16-35, which I have never much liked.

Why you did not like the 16-35? Mine on my D800 is a very good performer. I think the new 18-35 has no VR compared to most new lenses. I don't know about the new one, but I used to have the old 18-35, it was not sharp on the corners and it was quite noticeable when shooting a group of people.

The 16-35 is a far better lens:

Quite sharp on the corners.

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Canon PowerShot G1 X II Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR +2 more
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