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Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
9.4 out of 10

Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR AF-S

Ultra wide-angle 16-35mm FX-format-compatible zoom lens with bui Read more

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Expert Review

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).
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Overall 8

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

PC Magazine
7 March 2011
  • Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lens can shoot images at dramatic wide angles, but it needs to be stopped down for edge-to-edge crispness.
  • Pros: Good center sharpness. Optically stabilized design. Ultra-wide field of view.
  • Cons: Noticeable distortion at 16mm. Soft edges at wider apertures.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

DP Review
19 January 2011
  • 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
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* Nikon 16-35mm f/4G AF-S VR Lens

The Digital Picture
18 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Is the Nikon 16-35mm f/4G AF-S VR Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know about the Nikon 16-35mm f/4G AF-S VR Lens in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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REVIEW: Nikon AF-S 16-35mm F/4G ED VR

7 October 2010
  • 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
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Overall 10
Design 10
Value for money 10
Features 10
Performance 10
Picture quality 10

Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Review

What Digital Camera
29 June 2010
  • 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.
  • Pros: Stunning optical quality
  • Cons: Slippery barrel finish
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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.
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AF-S 16-35 mm f/4G ED VR

7 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 7
Value for money 6
Overall quality 6
Build quality 9

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.
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Overall 9

Nikon AF-S 16-35mm F/4G ED VR Lens Review

9 June 2010
  • 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.
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