Reviews and Problems with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
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Not best, but still a great utra-wide
18 January 2015
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.
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
Excerpt: I purchased it to replace my loyal Nikkor 12-24 f/4 I used for long years in my DX bodies. When I bought my first FX body it was the top priority lens to be replaced and after a lot of researches I decided for it. Optically it is way better I had read from some more acid reviews in the internet. Actually I am very impressed with its IQ when mounted in my D810 at any focal length or aperture.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is an excellent lens, which in my opinion is very capable of producing professional quality results. Some may consider this lens to be on the heavy side, but I prefer the solid construction feel. The biggest thing to consider when purchasing this lens is the speed. As a landscape photographer, the maximum aperture of f/4 is not a problem for my kind of work. If you plan to shoot wildlife, I would not recommend this lens.
Excerpt: If you are reading this review, you are probably debating which of these two would be best for you. Like you, I think I have looked at every review and piece of information available for these two excellent lenses. In the end, the 16-35 made the most sense to me, although for a somewhat specialized reason.
Summary: For the past three years I have been shooting with a Nikon D7000 fitted primarily with a Sigma 10-20mm lens (equivalent to 15-30mm on the D7000). I recently upgraded to a full-frame D600 and purchased this lens as a replacement for the Sigma, which doesn't quite work on a full-frame camera. Now that I've spent some time with this lens, I thought I'd share my thoughts ... Pros: (1) Excellent range, from wide angle (16mm) to a good street photography length (35mm).
Excerpt: I am using this lens on a Nikon D610 camera body. It is super-sharp and provides beautiful color rendition. It does have quite a bit of barrel distortion at 16mm (the reason I rate a 4 instead of 5-star). Fortunately, the distortion is simple and easily corrected in post-processing or by using the camera's distortion correction. Have not had a chance to try the VR yet.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I was torn between the this lens and the 14-24 mm f/2.8. Rented both to shoot primarily realestate photos to showcase high end homes. Really loved the 14-24 mm which I tried first, but after trying the 16-35 I didn't see a huge difference to quantify the $ price difference. The lens had slighlty more distortion at the edges but a quick fix in LR flattened out the rounded edges. I look forward to trying the lens on landscapes.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Excellent lens - especially for very wide to moderate wide needs. As expected there is correctable distortion between 16-24mm mostly. VR is critical for a modern lens - and this one doesn't disappoint. Again, look at the range and see if that's what you need. Walk about lens? Well, almost. 35mm max focal length can be restricting depending on your style.
Excerpt: This is a great lens in many respects, but I can't bring myself to give it 5 stars. As background on myself, I have owned in the past the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, Nikon 24mm f/1.4G, as well as the Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 for Sony A-mount cameras, and I've had the opportunity to use or try a number of other ultra-wide lenses as well.I'll go into drawbacks first. First off is the oft-mentioned strong distortion at 16mm. This is true.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Flexible, High contrast, Sharp, VR