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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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Overall score: 83%
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- 16-35mm focal length
- 24-52.5mm equivalent focal length on DX cameras
- F4.0 constant maximum aperture; F22 minimum
- Ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
- Image stabilization, vibration reduction (VR II) up to 4 stops
- 77mm filters
- 0.28m/11.02" minimum focus
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HB-23|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Image Stabilization||vibration reduction (VR II) up to 4 stops|
|Item Dimensions||3.27 x 3.27 x 4.92 inches|
|Item Display Weight||680 grams|
|Item Weight||1.5 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.28 m|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel with magnesium alloy sub-structure, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||16 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||17|
|Number of Groups||12|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Shipping Weight||2.25 pounds|
Review summary from DPReview
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.
Scoring is relative only to the other products in the same category.
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From the Manufacturer
Nikon's versatile 16-35mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Zoom lens is perfect for travel, land and cityscapes, and general photography.
Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
Nano Crystal Coat
Further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
3 Aspherical Lens Elements
Aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration, even when shooting at the widest available aperture.
Internal Focus (IF)
Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.
Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
M/A Focus Mode Switch
Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.
Package Type: Standard Packaging
Top Customer Reviews
I just got my copy of the Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G VR AF-S and did some back to back testing of this lens against the Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 AF-S. In almost all instances except when one needs to shoot at f/2.8 (but of course!), the Nikkor 16-35mm outperforms the 17-35mm handily. The improvements in acuity (sharpness), color and contrast are easily noticed. The improvement in corner-to-corner sharpness against the Nikkor 17-35mm is considerable.
How useful is the VR on this lens? This is best answered in the tests I made.
I conducted a back to back test of the 16-35mm vs the 17-35mm at night and observed that I can easily take good shots with this lens at 1/2 second at 35mm. My shots taken at the same shutter speed and focal length with the 17-35mm were not as sharp or were easily blurred. I needed to increase my shutter speed to 1/15 before I could get better results with the 17-35mm. Yet even then, the images taken with the 16-35mm were still sharper.
To raise the bar even higher, I installed the 16-35mm on my D300 where it has the equivalent field of view of 24-52mm. I shot the 16-35mm with the D300 at 35mm for an equivalent 52mm. I installed the 17-35mm on my D700 and shot at 17mm. Shooting the same scene at the same shutter speed and at the same aperture setting, I was able to get sharper images with the D300/16-35mm than I could with the D700/17-35mm despite the longer 52mm equivalent field of view vs. the 17mm of the D700/17-35mm. The images of the D700 were of course cleaner but not as sharp.Read more ›
Prior to this, I've never purchased any piece of equipment without reading everything and allowing the reviews to come out. This time I prepaid and ordered. With trepidation I awaited my new lens. Let me tell you. I should not have worried. This has been one of my best purchases since I switched to Nikon in 1968. I don't pixel peep and don't need to with my copy. It's razor sharp edge to edge at f/5.6 and beyond until around f/16. The only negatives for me are high purple fringing in the far corners at 16 f/4 which are easy to fix during processing. Nikon does it for you if you shoot JPeg, which I don't of course, but all software does it very easily. Mostly, I don't shoot quite that wide or wide open anyway.
This lens almost stayed glued to my D700 during my trip out west and I was extremely happy with its performance in all ways.Read more ›
It is, almost, perfect.
First, though, having shot with it a fair bit now on both FX and DX, I can see that to convey an understanding of this lens and how it fits into the Nikon lineup it's helpful to have some understanding of the difference between the design requirements of FX and DX lenses. This is something I've been writing about a bit in my recent reviews as I keep noticing the misperceptions implied by a lot of comments I'm noticing. I'm seeing comments already in reviews of this lens, for example, that it is bigger than it needs to be as a wide-angle f/4 zoom. I see comments in reviews of DX lenses that they should have been designed as FX lenses, so that they could work on both formats. And I see comments about nearly all zooms that they should have been designed with larger max apertures, even if it would have made the lens slightly more expensive.
All these comments reveal a lack of understanding about the inherent physics of optics and the design and manufacture of lenses.
For an FX lens to have exactly the same optics on FX as an equivalent DX lens would have on DX, the FX lens would need to be 3.4 TIMES BIGGER than the DX lens.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I haven't been using this lens very long. But so far it has met all my expectations. I would recommend it. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Super lens. It's an f4 but with the high ISO's it's not a problem. Super Sharp and very well made. Best wide angle zoom I've ever used.Published 14 days ago by anonymous
I was going to upgrade my Tokina 16-28 with this lens, but I didn't like this Nikon as much. I have an old Nikon 17-35 that I find is much sharper than this lens. I sent it back.Published 3 months ago by Laura
Perfect for this amateur photographer, but the lens hood is visible in the top corners of my pictures when zoomed all the way out.Published 3 months ago by Erin B Daly
The softness of the lens I received is just not acceptable. I've been a working pro photographer for decades and know a good quality sharp image when I see one. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ItsMe
Very pleased. Using it with a Nikon D750 to photograph real estate interiors. Very wide. Minimal distortion. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Scott Poss
Nikon has historically made its name for its great lenses. Their cameras are good but so are a lot of other manufacturers. What sets Nikon apart for me is their glass. Read morePublished 5 months ago by R. Frew