Nikon 16-35mm f/4 lens
This is a sharp lens, Probably not as sharp as the 14-24mm at the corners but still happy with the sharpness. However, the is definitely noticeable barrel distortion at the wide end, around 16-18mm. I don’t have this problem with my 14-24mm.
Here are some shots I took with the lens, coupled with a Heliopan 10 stop ND filter, at Turimetta Beach last weekend.
The results were tack sharp with zero colour cast. I really love long exposures and its effect on water.
|Fixed using CS4|
|Fixed using PTLens|
Thanks again Andy for the heads up on PTLens.
PanoramasI was interested in seeing if this lens was any good at doing panoramas. So I did a couple in both landscape and portrait modes.
|ISO 200 f8 1/400 16mm|
|Distortion fixed using PTLens.|
ISO 200 f8 1/400 35mm
I am very happy with how both the panoramas turned out.
If you are still trying to decide whether to get this lens (16-35mm) or the 14-24mm. I recommend that you get this one. It is tack sharp, cheaper and much lighter. This would be an excellent lens for travelling.
It is also much easier to get filters for this lens. You can use either screw-on filters, as it has a 77mm thread, or opt for square/rectangular filters made by Lee or Cokin.
If I didn’t already have the 14-24mm I’d be happy with just this lens. Besides being tack sharp, I really like the colours and contrast this lens produces.