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.
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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!
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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!
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.
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.
Pros: - Very fast - Very quiet Cons: - 16-19 you get a fisheye effect
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
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.
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.
Sharp edge to edge. VR works great when shooting video.
Perfect for FX, super sharp zoom.
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!