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When Nikon introduced the AF-S 14-24/2.8 zoom lens in 2007, they set a new benchmark regarding ultra wide lenses, at least regarding sharpness, by outresolving even some of the best primes in this segment. On the other hand, with a significant amount of distortion at the wide end, the tendency to produce flare spots even in the most unexpected situations and most of all the lack of a filter thread, it’s not everybodies darling.
At PMA 2010 Nikon surprised with another pro grade ultra wide-angle lens, the new AF-S 16-35/4 VR. One stop slower than its sister lens it features optical stabilization instead and a larger focal range. Given the superb sharpness of the 14-24 the expectations are on a very high level for this lens, too. We have reviewed the lens on our FX camera already, so let’s see how it performs on our 10 megapixel DX test camera (D200), where it behaves like a moderate wide-angle to normal lens.