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Nikon 16mm - 35mm f/4.0 AF-S ED (VR-II) Vibration Reduction Wide Angle Autofocus Zoom Lens - Gray Market

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About Nikon

Skilled photojournalists and talented amateurs have grown increasingly appreciative of the visual versatility afforded by ultrawide- to-wide-angle zoom lenses. These focal lengths broke new ground in the 1990s with offerings such as the AF Zoom-NIKKOR 20-35mm f/2.8 and its advanced amateur counterpart, the 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED.

Now, an all-new ultra-wide zoom featuring a fixed f/4 maximum aperture, Nano Crystal Coat, ED glass and Nikon VR II (4-stop) image stabilization offers discriminating Nikon digital SLR photographers an ideal blend of versatility and high performance priced well below its "pro" equivalent.

The AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR is sure to satisfy the needs of a broad range of shooters and, therefore, is poised to build sales and profits.

Designed to meet the performance demands of the larger Nikon FX format image sensor. It is, however, fully compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (46),Consistent output (33),Strong construction (33),Durable (27),Easily interchangeable (25),Rugged (22),Lightweight (16),Nice bokeh (12),Sharp (3)
Cons:
Heavy (15),Poor in low light (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (51),Low light (24),Weddings (18),Night photography (14),Video (5),Wildlife photos (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (24),Semi-pro photographer (20),Pro photographer (10)

Nikon Features

  • Definitive Wide-angle Zoom Lens
    Versatile wide-angle lens, perfect for travel, land and cityscapes, and general photography
  • Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
    Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
  • Nano Crystal Coat
    Further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
  • Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
    Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
  • Aspherical Lens Elements
    Aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration,even when shooting at the widest available aperture.
  • Internal Focus (IF)
    Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
    Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch
    Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
    Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.

Nikon Specifications

Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
4
Minimum Aperture
22
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
83°
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
44°
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
107°
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)
63°
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
0.25x
Lens (Elements)
17
Lens (Groups)
12
Compatible Format(s)
FX
DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
35mm Film

Compatible Cameras: D1 Series, D2 Series, D40 Series, D50, D60, D70 Series, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300S, D3,DX3, D3S, D700
D3000, D5000
Pronea 600i, Pronea S Series
Nikon F5, F100, F80, F75, F65, F60, F55, F50, F-401
F4, F90 Series, F70, F801 Series, F601M (P and S modes only)
VR (Vibration Reduction)
Yes
Diaphragm Blades
9
Distance Information
Yes
Nano Crystal Coat
Yes
Aspherical (Elements)
3
Autofocus
Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Yes
Internal Focusing
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
0.95ft (0.29m) at a focal length of 16mm or 35mm
0.9ft (0.28m) at a focal length between 20mm and 28mm
Filter Size
77mm
Dimensions
(Approx.)3.2x4.9 in. (Diameter x Length)
82.5x125mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight
(Approx.) 24.0 oz. (680g)
Lens Case
CL-1120
Lens Hood
HB-23
Mfr #
2182 G
SKU
NK1635

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 110 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Compromise

It took me a few months to realize that I would never make the most of the magnificent 14-24 f2.8 which I had bought a year ago. Too heavy, too big, no filters. I sold it on eBay, bought the 16-35, and I am using it much more than the bulky 14-24. The cherry is VR. I am only sorry it was not available a year ago!

Reviewed by 110 customers

 
5.0

You get your moneys worth

By

from sonora  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have the Nikon 70-200 & 28-300 lens but I needed a wider lens for landscapes.I did some reading and talk to a couple guys in our camera club they had some experance with both lenes.My choice was 16-35 and I could not be happer.Put it on a tripod at f16 or f20 and you get great results. For anyone looking to buy a wide zoom this is it!

 
2.0

Nice but very soft corners

By

from Allen, TX

Great lens with VR however the super soft and mushy corners are a big disappointment. I have returned this one for an exchange in the hope it was a bad copy, in which case I will update this review.

 
5.0

Superior Wide Angle

By

from Aurora CO  -  Pro Photographer

This is a super sharp FX lens that can handle the higher Mp cameras. It is a great choice for the D750 or D810. It 's strength lies in image quality, sharpness etc. I must qualify the 5 stars in that you might want the f/2.8 for Astrophotography but this lens may be sharper than the f/2.8. Not for DX were it turns into a 24-52 mm. If you have never tried an FX wide angle it can be a lot of fun with its great DoF. Great lens for the price.

 
5.0

Best lens for indoor wide angle use

By

from Jacksonville, FL

Pros: - Very fast - Very quiet Cons: - 16-19 you get a fisheye effect

 
4.0

light

By

from Chicago

super light lens but well built exceptionel images, i love it and so you will if you pick one. I'm using it with a d810

 
5.0

Good lens but it is big

By

from Boise, Idaho  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have been using the 15 - 85mm DX lens prior to this one. I find that this lens is just as sharp with the advantage of being full frame. The only negative is the size and weight.

 
5.0

I'm Impressed!

By

from Middletown, VA 22645, USA

I had some reservations about putting out the $$$ for a wide angle lens in this price range. WOW! What a job this lens does. Now I regret waiting so long to buy it. Crisp, clean, and clear photos with no visible distortion.

 
5.0

Great wide angle zoom

By

from Fort Worth, TX  -  Pro Photographer

Sharp edge to edge. VR works great when shooting video.

 
5.0

GREAT WIDE ANGLE ZOOM

By

from Dickinson, Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

Perfect for FX, super sharp zoom.

 
4.0

Gold is not all that shines

By

from Milwaukee  -  Photo Enthusiast

I used the lens for architecture and landscapes, for near and for far distances. The angles are great, the handles is fine. I've really disappointed about sharpness, maybe it was a bad piece of the glass - sorry Nikon!

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