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Anyone used the Nikon 16-35mm F4 VR ?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by 86JR, 5 Jun 2010.

  1. 86JR


    Joined: 19 Oct 2007

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    Im pretty 100% sure im going to use this with my D70 after a few days of research, and then add the 70-200 VR mk1 when i find one, and use my feet and the 16-35 at 35mm to bridge the gap. Plus my 50mm prime!

    I feel this lens is a better purchase than the 14-24, it has VR, i have dyspraxia, so shakey hands, so thats good, its wide but has barrel distortion, which is fixable in CS5, and when i eventually upgrade to a D700, its very wide!

    I also want to buy the Hoya 77mm kit, being that the thread for both eventual lenses is 77mm, this is kind of good :)

    I need to get my camera checked out by someone with lots of experience, or a shop, can anyone suggest one ?
  2. Rollo


    Joined: 29 Mar 2007

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    Someone with lots of experience will tell you not to buy a £900 lenses when you don't know what you're doing. Shoot with what you have.
  3. bigredshark

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    Yes, I've spent a few days with one. It's very sharp indeed but it's also slower than the older (Still available) 17-35 f2.8 which might matter depending what you shoot, 90% of the time VR was no help to me (I generally think it's less useful on wide angles as opposed to telephotos anyway).

    I'd also endorse the previous comment, on a D70 the 18-70, 18-55 VR or 16-85 VR is almost exactly as capable...

    EDIT: Oh, lastly, keep in mind it's a big heavy lens like you'd expect for a pro quality wide zoom...
  4. Stupot_


    Joined: 20 Sep 2009

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    What he said.

    your kit is perfectly capable. We've all seen your photos, learn how to use it, reach its limits, then get back to us with spec me threads:)
  5. D.P.


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 31,552

    Seems an utterly pinltess lens on a DX camera. Buy a 16-85 instead.