My Nikon 16-35 f4 is not what I had hoped for!

Started Mar 6, 2010 | Discussions thread
Steve Bingham
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Re: Regarding the colour shift...

I used the Nikon D700. My 17-35 had no problems with the wall. VR off. Raw.

I just finished testing this lens and generally agree that it is pretty dran sharp. However, my sample had a serious problem. Shooting a medium tan/brown building side in direct sun I was amazed at the corner color shift at f4 on 16mm and less so on 35mm. Using the Info tool in PS CS4 I went from 194-192-188 at f11 to 184-194-205 at f4 (same identical area). That's a very noticable color shift!!! This was on the left side mostly, but also on the right side. Then testing 16mm I got the same weird results. There was some vignetting, as would be expected, but not this color shift!

And yes, shades of my old Kodak SLR/n!

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