Review Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Lens Overview - Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4

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/4 Latest Price



Focal Length16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-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
Weight1.5 lb / 680 g

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Lens Technical

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VRPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Name Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VRPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4f/4f/4
Year 201020192019
Mount Type Nikon F FXLeica LLeica L
Lens Type Lens Superwide,lens Wide,lens MediumLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $1260$1700$1300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 167024
Global 25.3635
Effective Mega Pixel 18.7926
Distorsion 0.474142
Vignetting -1.14295
Tstop 4.55419
Ac 9.52056
Vignetting Ranking 8429
Tstop Ranking 8582
Ac Ranking 7384
Pixel Depth 36.3
Price Sensor 3300
Sensor Raw 36.56
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Feb. 2010Feb. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand NikonPanasonicPanasonic


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