Reviews and Problems with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
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20 July 2011
Excerpt: I've had this lens for seven months now. I have yet to produce a usable photo or video with it. This thing is soft. I've tried it on both the D700 and D7000. At every focal length, at every f stop, the same results, mushy images, corners and centers. My $150 28-105 consumer lens beats this hands down. This lens is the biggest disappointment I've ever had in a "pro" level Nikon lens. My copy is now at Nikon for what I hope is an issue that can be repaired.
Excerpt: 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.