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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR is a high performance wide-angle zoom lens.

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Pros

professional build quality - magnesium alloy body, weather sealed, well dampened zoom/focus rings

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AF-S drive SWM - fast and silent AF

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lens hood is included with the lens - increases contrast, reduces flare, good protection

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sharp all over at all focal lengths besides 16mm

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VR II image stabilization

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fairly flat front lens, internal focusing - no weird filter restrictions, less danger of bumping and breaking your lens

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vignetting is well controlled above 16mm at all apertures

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Cons

visible vignetting at 16mm even stopped down significantly

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optical qualities aren't outstanding - could be better considering it's a professional lens (eg/ sharpness in the extremes)

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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR is a high performance wide-angle zoom lens. This is the first ultra-wide-angle lens to feature optical image stabilization, in this case allowing up to 4 shutter speeds slower than what would otherwise be possible, creating a noticeably sharper image. A Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghosting and interior flare, and 3 Aspherical Lens Elements work with 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements to reduce coma and other types of aberration. A rounded 9-blade diaphragm is used to create a narrow depth of field, bringing the subject into sharp focus and applying a natural blur to the background. The internal focus (IF) is set by a Silent Wave Motor (SWM), allowing fast and accurate autofocus with optional manual focus.

Features
  • Focal Length: 16-35 mm
  • Aperture: f/4 - f/22
  • Angle of View: 44 - 83 deg (DX-format), 63 - 107 deg (FX-format)
  • VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 9 blade diaphragm
  • Distance Information
  • Nano Crystal Coat
  • 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Element
  • 3 Aspherical Elements
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Internal Focusing
  • Minimum Focus Distance (at 16 mm or 35 mm focal length): 0.95 ft. 0.29 m
  • Minimum Focus Distance (at 20 mm to 28 mm focal length): 0.90 ft. 0.28 m
  • Filter: 77 mm Screw-on
  • Diameter x Length: 3.2 x 4.9 in, 82.5 x 125 mm
  • Weight: 24.0 oz, 680 g
  • HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood, LC-77 Snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-1 Rear Lens Cap, CL-1120 Soft Case
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