16-35 f/4 VR disappoints on D800

Started Aug 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Re: Sense - or user error?

MarvinFS wrote:

a brand new 16-35 F4 showing just an awful quality throughout the field and for all FLs.... even when i'm pushing down the aperture to 5.6-6...

Either you are not heeding the guidance on page 23 of lens instructions on how to get good results using AF, or the lens might be defective.

You have not posted any examples but if the lens is that bad with reasonable techniqueget the retailer to exchange it or refund your money

As an owner of the 14-24 and 16-35 although the 14-24 is better at f4 16mm, with good technique I find very little difference by f6.3. Both lenses should be capable of very good results even wide open.

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