Reviews and Problems with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
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Great Lens - Great alternative to the 17-35 f/2.8
D. Gantt, Amazon
7 February 2015
Summary: Excellent performing lens. Read the technical tests elsewhere. In the real world, the focal length and f/4 performance is excellent in all lighting conditions. When you match it with a great camera with excellent high ISO/low noise performance - it's a much cheaper alternative than the 2.8 wide angle. Given the price difference - well worth it. I've owned both the 17-35 f/2.8 and this one. For me, I can't see spending more and getting about the same performance.
Excerpt: USES: It's a versatile ultra-wide lens for that wide perspective for travel, landscapes, group photo's, and architecture photography. COMPARISON: The build quality is excellent, for being made of plastic (I miss the old metal bodied lenses). The zoom and focus ring feels smooth and is precise, but not as good at the 14-24 and the 16-35 lens is longer, but lighter, and about half the cost price of Nikon's 14-24 flagship ultra-wide lens.
Summary: Quality wise it's not like the 14-24 or 24-70 Nikon lens. However, I can use 77mm filters like the rest of the Nikon lenses I have and my 4X6 GND filters. Unlike using the 14-24. I tried the Lee kit for the 14-24 and it's a pain to use and overpriced as well. Not to mention another set of even larger filters to lug around. Sharpness is good with a very slight blurring at the edges. With all my wide angles usually I shoot landscape or travel shots.
Excerpt: I use this lens primarily for underwater photography and video. The zoom range is great for shooting pelagics (eg sharks, whales, etc.), and it also comes in handy when shooting video. Most wide-angle underwater photos are shot with a fisheye lens, but this lens allows me to keep straight lines straight when shooting things like oil rigs and shipwrecks.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Great lens. Perfect range for landscape photography, and when you're shooting landscape, f/4 isn't a big deal. I was between this and the 17-35 f/2.8, but at the end of the day this lens is just WAY more sharp at pretty much all f-stops. I would buy this again in a heart beat.
Excerpt: As a commercial photographer who concentrates in real estate photography, I needed something wider than my old reliable Nikkor 20mm f2.8 D. The new AF-S 16-35mm f4 gives me the added coverage I need, and saves me from changing lenses when I need a narrower angle. The edge-to edge sharpness is excellent, and (though I use it with a tripod) the vibration reduction feature is a big plus.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction