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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical and Two ED Elements
  • Nano Crystal Coat
Covering a versatile array of wide-angle focal lengths, the AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR from Nikon is a flexible zoom ideal for landscape, cityscape, and interior photography. Its constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and suits working in a variety of lighting conditions. The optical design contains three aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion elements, which greatly reduce distortion and aberrations for a high degree of sharpness, clarity, and accurate rendering. A Nano Crystal Coat has also been applied to control flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy in harsh lighting and backlit conditions. Additionally, this lens also sports a Silent Wave Motor for fast and accurate autofocus along with VR II image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 2.5 stops.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Overview

Covering a versatile array of wide-angle focal lengths, the AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR from Nikon is a flexible zoom ideal for landscape, cityscape, and interior photography. Its constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and suits working in a variety of lighting conditions. The optical design contains three aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion elements, which greatly reduce distortion and aberrations for a high degree of sharpness, clarity, and accurate rendering. A Nano Crystal Coat has also been applied to control flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy in harsh lighting and backlit conditions. Additionally, this lens also sports a Silent Wave Motor for fast and accurate autofocus along with VR II image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 2.5 stops.

Wide-angle zoom designed for FX-format sensors, this 16-35mm lens can also be used with DX models where it provides a 24-52.5mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance and light transmission throughout the zoom range.
Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Two extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
A Nano Crystal Coat has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 2.5 stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 018208021826

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Specs

Focal Length16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View107° to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance11.42" / 29 cm
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.25 x 4.92" / 82.5 x 125 mm
Length at Maximum Extension4.94" / 125.5 mm
Weight1.5 lb / 680 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.335 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.65 x 5.3 x 5.05"

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Reviews

Good lens with a minor caveat for film shooters.

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

I use with with an F6 35mm camera. I have found this lens to be quite sharp from corner to corner. Good ultra wide zoom range. No vignetting, at least with only one filter attached. I didn't test it with two. Distortion at 16mm is nasty, so compose to avoid straight lines that run parallel along the edge of the frame if you want to avoid it being obvious. Distortion at all other focal lengths is much less of a problem. Of course, digital cameras can correct this distortion, but not film cameras. Be aware that this is a big heavy lens for a wide angle. You might want to check your camera case dimensions to make sure it will accommodate it. I can't get my F6 into my Ape ACPRO 1200 case with this lens attached, which means I have to switch back to my 24-120mm when I put the camera away. A pretty trivial inconvenience, though.

Definitely Pro

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

I originally purchased the 18-35 f3.5-4.5 from B&H 6 weeks ago, I thought the lens was sharp enough, but really wanted the 16-35 f, 4, but it was out of my price range at the time. I can't say that the 18-35 was a disappointment. However, it felt lightweight and not exactly robust. So, When B&H dropped the price of the 16-35 by $300.00, it was a no brainer. I had to upgrade. So what were the upgrades? First, the quite noticeable difference in the max wide angle. Second, a constant f 4, as apposed to the varying f 3.5-4.5 as you zoom out on the 18-35. Third, I gained weather-proofing on the 16-35, that the 18-35 lacked. Fourth, The VR feature, which some may consider unimportant, has already come in handy in my first few uses of the lens. Fifth, and finally, This lens fits my hand perfectly. I love where it puts the center of mass in my hand while shooting. In summary, the images that I have taken so far, are tack sharp, even when I zoom in as far as I can, whether its on my 27 Mac monitor, or the back of the D850's built in monitor. Had I realized the differences in the two lenses, I would have paid the additional money for the 16-35 in the first place. P.S. Props to B&H for facilitating the exchange, even though it was slightly past their return policy time limit.

nikon 1-35mm

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-09

I am very happy with images from my new 16-35.

Beautiful Lens

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-09

This lens is a great is a great compliment for my D780. I have taken sharp, clear pictures both inside and outside. I think the VR capability and the constant f4 make a great combination. I expect to use this lens for many years.

LOVE IT

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-08

This an amazing lens. I bought it for real estate needs. It offers so much more! I would definitely recommend this lens!

Great glass - range and quality

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-08

Have not had a lot of opportunity to put this to the test, but so far, I like it. The zoom range and field of view for a landscape lens is perfect. Handheld shots have been fabulous, though the true test will be to tripod up and see the results. The VR offsets the speed difference adequately, so save some serious money and go with this for half the cost of the faster non-VR versions.

Great shopping experience

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

Great lense, great price, delivered on time.

So far, so good

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

I haven't had a chance to use this extensively in the field yet, but in playing around with it in my house and my yard, I am favorably impressed. Lightweight, yet solid. Zoom is internal. Controls are simple. Compact size. Nice images with no distortion that I could detect. I'm pretty happy with it so far. I can't wait to take it out and really use it.

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