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Definitive wide-angle zoom lens with VR II image stabilization.

This high-performance, f/4 fixed aperture, wide-angle zoom lens is perfect for interiors, landscapes, cityscapes, general photography and establishing shots when recording HD video. It covers a remarkably broad range, from ultra-wide 16mm to standard 35mm, and delivers superior sharpness and color. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 2.5 stops* of blur free handheld shooting.
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
Nano Crystal Coat
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
AS
M/A
IF Lens

Unwavering sharpness

Nikon VR II image stabilization

From daylight to low light, inside or out, near or far, your creative bases are covered with the astonishing versatility of the AF-S NIKKOR 16–35mm f/4G ED VR. Nikon VR image stabilization provides 2.5 stops of blur free handheld shooting. You can leave the tripod at home and create with spontaneity and confidence, even when lighting is less than ideal.

Exceptional versatility

Superior stills and HD video in any setting

AF-S NIKKOR 16–35mm f/4G ED VR includes some of Nikon’s most advanced lens technologies for exceptional performance in a broad range of shooting situations. From its flare and ghosting reducing Nano Crystal Coat (N) to its ultra-fast, ultra-quiet Silent Wave Motor (SWM) internal focusing motor, the AF-S NIKKOR 16–35mm f/4G ED VR is an advanced lens for today’s advanced D-SLR cameras.

Nikon Vibration Reduction

Learn more about Nikon’s in-lens VR image stabilization which assures dramatically sharper still images and video capture when shooting handheld.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.
Vibration Reduction
Vibration Reduction
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 53 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Lens This really a good lens i have bought this lens a couple off months and am enthousiastic because its sharp solid and besides my ai and ais lenses relative good construction. August 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Lens I have been using this lens for approximately 6 years. The build quality is excellent. Focus speed is fine and images are sharp. Only complaint is considerable barrel distortion at 16mm, but an excellent lens. August 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm Impressed! I had some reservations about putting out the $$$ for a wide angle lens in this price range. WOW! What a job this lens does. Now I regret waiting so long to buy it. Crisp, clean, and clear photos with no visible distortion. March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Extremely Sharp Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens This Nikon ultra wide angle zoom lens has exceptional resolution and an excellent focal length range. Its wide breath of focal length is well suited for landscape images without having to change lenses. Attached is a photo of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, taken at a shutter speed of 1/250, an aperture of f/4.5, an ISO of 100, and a focal length of 16mm, taken with a Nikon D800 camera body. October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is the Wide Angle Lens You Need I would not hesitate to recommend this lens. If you have money to burn, buy the 14-24mm; but if you buy the 16-35mm you won't be sorry and you'll save money. I use this lens with a Nikon D800E mainly for scenes in the FX mode. The filter thread on the lens is 77mm, which is the same thread used on many of the best Nikon lenses. You can buy one set of quality filters and use the filters on multiple lenses. This lens is awesome in every aspect. It's only competition is the 14-24 2.8 which only goes 2mm wider and is about $750 more than the 16-35. Plus 16-35 has a lot more useful focal range. Built solid, ZERO slop in the focus ring. Highly recommended if you're looking for a pro wide lens. April 4, 2014
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Does this lens work with the Nikon D5100?

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Works with D5000, too. So, D5100 shouldn't be a problem.
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Yes this lens will work on the D5100,the S indicates a built in focusing motor in the lens'
However it will no longer be 16-35mm, It will be 24-56.5 mm because of the APS-c sensor
& its 1.5x multiplication factor.
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Serial Number - I have none what to do?

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I asked the question previously re serial number location. The lense has no serial number and it seems to be a genuine product - can you help please?
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It's Blueyshutta - thanks very much for the great information - serial number found as per your instructions. :)
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Should be On the lens' housing, engraved in the black paint just 2mm from the metal bayonet on the opposite side from the mount-alignement dot.
You will need bright light and a magnifying glass. If you bought it new it is also on a sticker on the outside of the box. I highly doubt it is a counterfeit lens.
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Does this lens work with the Nikon D300?

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Yes, no problem.
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How can you tell if your 16-35mm is a VR II?

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As they are fairly new to the line up all 16-35's are VR2.
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can this fit D3000?

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Can this lens fit my D3000? does the auto focus work on D3000?
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Yes and yes.
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is the outer barrel metalic or plastic?

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Metal
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Is there a lens shade for this lens that will go over a polarizing filter?

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Yes, You can attach the HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood over a polarizing filter.
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What country manufactures the 16-35mm f/4G ED VR ?

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What country manufactures the 16-35mm f/4G ED VR ?
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Nikon operates factories all across the globe and each operates to the same high standard. While individual cameras and lenes are marked with their country of manufacture we can't make a blanket statement about which camera or len is produced where.
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Does the lens work with nikon d600?

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Yes it does.
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Do you work with Nikon D600 ?

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Is there a better option for nature photography?
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The AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lens is compatible with D600. There are many things in Nature that can be capture with different types of lenses. Please check NIKON Learn & Explore Library for articles on Nature Photography.
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...
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