Nikon 16-35mm F/4G AF-S ED (VR-II) Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens - U.S.A. Warranty

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About Nikon 16-35mm

This Nikon 16-35mm Bundle comes with $14.95 worth of free accessories including a Vivitar 3-Piece 77mm UV/CPL/ND Filter Kit and Shipping is free! .

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.

The Nikon 16-35mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Video, Weddings and more.The Nikon 16-35mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 16-35mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 16-35mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
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)
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 16-35mm 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 16-35mm Specifications

Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
Lens (Elements)
Lens (Groups)
Compatible Format(s)
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)
Diaphragm Blades
Distance Information
Nano Crystal Coat
Aspherical (Elements)
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Internal Focusing
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
(Approx.)3.2x4.9 in. (Diameter x Length)
82.5x125mm (Diameter x Length)
(Approx.) 24.0 oz. (680g)
Lens Case
Lens Hood
Mfr #

Nikon 16-35mm Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Superb Choice

Almost every serious photographer has or had an ultra-wide in their DX kit. For most of us it was something close to a 10-24 zoom. The first and one of the best of these is Nikon's pro-level 12-24 f/4 DX lens. This new 16-35 f/4 lens is close to the exact same thing but made for your FX camera. It is the perfect compliment for your FX kit filling in an important range. . My sweet spot for an FX wide is 24mm as determined by a search through my keepers over the past 5 years and also including ...

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Almost every serious photographer has or had an ultra-wide in their DX kit. For most of us it was something close to a 10-24 zoom. The first and one of the best of these is Nikon's pro-level 12-24 f/4 DX lens. This new 16-35 f/4 lens is close to the exact same thing but made for your FX camera. It is the perfect compliment for your FX kit filling in an important range. . My sweet spot for an FX wide is 24mm as determined by a search through my keepers over the past 5 years and also including DX at 16mm. Given that, a perfect solution is a lens with room on each side of that 24mm to preclude the need to change lenses if you need a little wider or longer. Other pro-level zooms tend to end or start at that 24mm which can be somewhat inconvenient in the field. My choice was the venerable 17-35 f/2.8 or this new 16-35 f/4. I chose the new model for several reasons. . One, with Nikon's FX cameras and their dim light capabilities, the need for that extra stop at f/2.8 is not as critical as once was. Two, the newer lens has VR for camera motion. Three, I intended to use it as a scenic and landscape lens where stopping down is typical. Four, most of the time in landscape a support system is used for night and late evening shots. . I felt the advantages of the better value, Nano coating, magnesium body with weather sealing, and newer optical design outweighed the one stop advantage for the 17-35 f/2.8. Moreover, I had often used the 17-35 f/2.8 and though it was a superb optic, I wanted maybe better. . I ordered this new 16-35 f/4 amid initial amateur naysayers claiming soft corners and less than perfect performance. Some even claimed it had a plastic body. One famous website even claimed this. Again, I reasoned that if it performed like the DX 12-24 f/4 and had the equivalent build and price, the new lens would still be what I needed. . I was both surprised and amazed by what I received. I can only say that some of these early complainers must not have really owned this product, especially with the obvious magnesium body being so easily distinguished. It exceeded my wildest expectations. On my D700, this lens required zero focus fine tuning and is razor sharp edge to edge from its widest to its longest, even wide open. The color and micro contrast is superb and has been almost glued to my camera on a recent 10 day shoot in the Grand Tetons. It was a wise and lucky purchase. . I’m somewhat surprised that a few people are concerned that this lens tends to have strong barrel distortion at 16mm. I agree that it does, but find it trivial. One, it’s very easy to fix during the processing of the image. Two, I sometimes enjoy a little barrel distortion in some images. It’s why I also own a couple of fisheye lenses. Three, you can’t notice it unless there are straight lines in the image, and finally it is pretty much gone at 17mm. If you don’t process your own and if you don’t like and don’t know how to correct barrel distortion, consider this lens a 17-35 f/4 pro-level zoom. For me, I’ll keep the 16mm range. I would imagine that people who purchase an FX camera and quality optics ought to be able to develop their own images and would feel similar to me that barrel distortion is trivial. . I have a fairly large collection of Nikkors as well as a few third party optics going back to 1968, when I switched from another brand. Of that collection, I have four or five of what I call "Magic" lenses. These are lenses that continue to amaze me year after year. One of these is my pre-AI, now converted 105 f/2.5. Another is my newer Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR as well as an old 55 f/3.5 Micro Nikkor. My wonderful 85 f/1.4 AFD also falls in this category. In my heart of hearts, I believe this new 16-35 f/4 AFS VRII will be another addition to my "Magic" collection. . Finally, serious Nikon users have been demanding that Nikon provide us with a series of professional high quality f/4 constant zooms for quite a while. A “thank you� to Nikon for the first of this excellent series. We await the rest.


Most Liked Negative Review


Soft off center axis

I returned this lens because it was unacceptably soft off center axis on my D300. At 16mm even when stopped down to f5.6 off center image quality was soft. I also compared it to my excellent Nixon 24-70mm f2.8 at both 24mm and 35mm. The 24-70 was far superior off center axis at both 24mm and 35mm to the 16-35mm both at f4 and even when the 16-35mm was stopped down to f5.6. There was something very wrong with this lens either in design or manufacture.

Reviewed by 110 customers


You get your moneys worth


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!


Nice but very soft corners


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.


Superior Wide Angle


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.


Best lens for indoor wide angle use


from Jacksonville, FL

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




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


Good lens but it is big


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.


I'm Impressed!


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.


Great wide angle zoom


from Fort Worth, TX  -  Pro Photographer

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




from Dickinson, Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

Perfect for FX, super sharp zoom.


Gold is not all that shines


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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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JOHN M  Best of its type.
Shopper  I want a filter for protection. Do I need the Nikon NC filter, or does it make much difference who manufactures i?. Also, do I need a thin filter for the wide angle?
MIKE P  No, just make sure to get a slim filter Hoya UV HMC is a good one at reasonable price.
Shopper  I have a doubt, about this lens and I want to buy zeiss 25mm ZF.2 f/2, but the lens zeiss is not have protection to de dust and de rain. I want to use for landscape. whish is you advice ? Cordially Federico f. Moy
DARRELL L  I was a bit concerned about the speed of this lens being f4, I have had little to no problems with it. I've had this lens for about 2 years now and have shot both landscape and close in (not macro) photography of people and love this lens. At the time, I was looking at both this and the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8. What did it for me was the the fixed non-removal able lens hood as the exterior glass bulbs outward. With this you can not put a protective UV filter on it. Being that I take this lens all over, I didn't want the run the risk of damaging the glass. I like to use grads for landscapes - another reason I decided against this same lens. Like the Nikon 14-24mm, I'm sure the Zeiss is a beautiful lens - it was a difficult choice for me to make at the time too. In the end, I believe I made the right choice for what I use this for (landscapes, interiors and certain people oriented things). As far as Bokeh at f4 vs f2 is concerned - not an issue IMO. Good luck in your choice ...
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