Reviews and Problems with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
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7 November 2013
Excerpt: Back in August 2007, when Nikon introduced the D3, their first full-35mm-frame, FX format digital SLR , they simultaneously updated five lenses: two shorter constant f/2.8 zooms: 14-24mm and 24-70mm and three 400, 500, and 600mm super telephotos with AF-S and vibration reduction (VR).
Summary: Nikon's 16-35mm F4 VR is the first true wide zoom to sport optical stabilization, but thankfully doesn't compromise imaging performance to do so. It's an excellent choice particularly for full frame users, but you do need to be aware of its pronounced barrel distortion at wide angle.
Pros: Very high image quality on both DX and FX formats, Excellent build quality with dust and moisture sealing, Highly effective optical image stabilization, Fast, silent autofocus with manual override
Cons: Huge barrel distortion at 16mm on FX cameras, Relatively big and heavy for its class (larger than many F2.8 wideangle zooms), Slightly inelegant flare handling
Conclusion: Overall this lens is a very good all round performer being capable of producing images of very good resolution, especially in the centre of the frame where the performance is excellent up to 24mm and very good thereafter.
Pros: Good all-round resolution performance, Lighter than f/2.8 lenses, Accepts 77mm filters, Vibration Reduction
Cons: Barrel distortion at 16mm, Vignetting at 16mm
Summary: Overall this is a fantastic lens that deserves to be taken very seriously. Admittedly this is probably the test sample’s first review and it is currently in pristine condition so the results are likely to be the best possible figures, but that fact cannot detract from a truly stunning performance.
Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Zoom; Ultra-Wide For FX, Moderate Wide For DX Nikon D-SLRs
1 August 2001
Excerpt: When you talk about lenses these days you always have to bring in the multiplication factor, especially when you have a lens that fits comfortably on both so-called full-frame and APS-C sensor cameras.
Excerpt: The first specimen of the Nikkor AF-S 16–35 mm f/4G ED VR fell into my hands soon after its launch, already in 2010. Although I gathered all testing material I couldn’t analyze it properly because there was always something more pressing to do. In the meantime I had to return the lens.
Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4 G ED VR (DX) - Review / Lab Test Report
30 March 2011
Conclusion: On our 16 MP DX test camera, the Nikkor AF-S 16-35 VR is a very good wide-angle to normal zoom lens that shows very good to excellent resolution in the center and very good border and corner sharpness at short and medium focal length settings.
Excerpt: The lens many Nikon photographers have been waiting for, an ultra wide-angle professional quality zoom lens with a constant aperture of F/4, Nano-Crystal lens coatings and Vibration Reduction.