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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR

Announced Feb 9, 2010 •
Wideangle zoom lens | Nikon F (FX)
pictureted
 

One of the most disappointing lenses I purchased.  When I bought a D810, I wanted a replacement for the 10-24 DX I'd been happy with.  Read reviews (including those here) and opted for this 16-35 when it came on sale.  The two issues I have are 1) the worst barrel distortion I've ever encountered - when you correct for it you lose significant image 2) big lens that's too intimidating to be useful for street shooting.  I'll keep it for occasional use, but I prefer to carry the 20/1.8G - or - ...

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bigkiwiboy
 

I love my 16-35 f/4 G. I use it on my D3 or D4, and I'm consistently amazed by it's corner-to-corner sharpness, even wide-open. There is only the minimum of distortion typically associated with a lens like this at 16mm, and it's easily corrected in Photoshop if need be. Even shooting almost into incident light this lens remain sharp and diffraction-free. I have yet to shoot in any situation where I can say the lens failed me. Against? It's not small or light - but then neither is a D4. It ...

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Mick5
 

Bought second time and really love it. i can use my filters.

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Badger1952
 

I added this to D800 kit a few months ago and did a bit of architecture (interior and exterior) shooting in Provence - yes it does "suffer" from the usual distortion at 16mm but what wide-angle lens doesn't - I have also aquired DxO Pro Optic 8 software and run the images through it - it automaticallly corrects for camera/lens combinations.  I would heartily recommend adding the DxO package to your purchase of this lens.

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Guidenet
 

When this lens came out, the usual nay-Sayers and try-em-outers were making all kinds of negative mini-reviews online and in forums. I was concerned because this focal range is about perfect for me. I needed a superwide for my D700. Further, 24 was my pivotal hot spot for wide angle on landscape images. Had I bought the 14-24 I'd have had my super-wide, but would have always been fighting that long side. If I needed a little longer, I'd have to swap lenses. If I then wanted slightly less, ...

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VASEDENY1
 

Mostly used on DX and film cameras, it's one of the sharpest lenses I've ever tried. If you stop down just a little (like F5.6), it,s already razor sharp corner to corner. The autofocus is REALLY fast and accurate, cannot even hear it, when focuses. The filter thread is very handy, when you like polarizer effects on wide angle. The only disadvantage for me is the big size, bigger and heavier than the usual wide angle lenses, but that's just a small discomfort to take for the superb quality. I ...

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