Reviews and Problems with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
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Really good wide angle zoom
3 weeks ago
Summary: I had a Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 lens, but I found that it was way to heavy to take on international trips. I also did not like the fact that I could not put filers on it. I bought this 16-35mm to see how it compared. After several months of use, I find that I no longer use the 14-24mm...I always go to the 16-35mm. I never shoot in really low light, so the f/4 does not bother me. If I ever decide to shoot stars at night, I will pull out the 14-24mm.
Summary: This lens is wonderful. Huge field of view, super sharp and amazingly low distortion at the widest of angles. Yes its pretty expensive but if you love your landscape photography or like getting really really close to things, this is the best of the best. You can get all the details all over the web, I did my research on Kenrockwell.com. Anyway, this is the best and covers a great range.
Summary: I have been using this lens on a D3X which is a very demanding camera when it comes down to lens selection. The 16-35 is an outstanding lens, but I don't think it should make it into the Nikon lenses hall of fame. I will divide this review into 2 sections, the positives and the negatives: The Positives: -Super sharp lens at any focal length, and pretty much any f stop, however its peak performance is at f/8 to f/11. -Affordable high quality lens from Nikon.
Summary: As sharp as any lens I've used. This is one really wonderful lens. I really like the fact that I can have a wide angle lens that allows for a protective filter to be used on it. After seeing the quality this lens provides I purchased a B&W thin totally clear filter to protect the lens at over 100.00. It was the most I've spent on a filter but this lens is worth the best protection.
Summary: Distortion. Period. There is absolutely nothing with this lens I can complain about other than distortion at the wide end. Fortunately this is very easily corrected in just about every piece of post processing software. Everything else about this lens has been incredible. I've had this lens for about 5 months now and I purchased it because I was unsatisfied with the high amount of lens flare I was getting with my Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8.
Summary: I own the 14-24mm and it's the sharpest wide angle zoom you can get. It's perfect for landscapes or anything ultra wide, minus the ability to add filters. However, I decided to give the 16-35 a try at a wedding yesterday. Turns out I really like this lens for its focal length. 35mm is awesome for weddings, you get a bit more context of the hotel, the scene, the crowd but not too much, and distortion isnt so pronounced yet at 35mm.
Summary: What a great travel lens. I use it for my Nikon D600. Just did a trip to see Gettysburg and Valley Forge and carried it along with my 24-120. They are somewhat heavy to carry, but cover most of the ground you could want. The only thing missing was a longer tele...but the size and weight was just too much and I like wide angle better anyway. For those who don't know...Nikon's prices are pretty much fixed.
Summary: It is a very sharp lens on my D700! Its IQ is almost comparable to the mighty 12-24mm without the bulkiness and weight! It is a well-built pro-sumer lens; focus is silent, fast, and accurate. Under certain situations, when you can't afford to carry something heavy, or when you need to attach a polarizer to highlight colors or ND filter to tone down the brightness; this is the ultra-wide lens for you. It doesn't hurt that the price is more affordable than the 14-24mm.