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Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens - Black

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18–35mm f/3.5–4.5G ED Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens: Get in close even from a distance with this Nikon ultra-wide zoom lens. Shoot beautiful wide-angle architectural shots, landscapes, group portraits and more; then zoom in for a natural field of view that is slightly wider than what you see with your eyes.

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As Good As The Reviews Say It Is Posted by: from: on Reviewers have generally raved about this lens -- even the dyspeptic fellows at Photozone.de gave it three stars for optical quality. My experience (so far) indicates that the widespread enthusiasm is justified. This lens is mercifully light -- especially compared to Nikon's punishingly heavy and huge "professional" lenses. It feels solid and looks good. Focusing is nearly instantaneous, and barrel distortion is easily tamed by the distortion-control capabilities of the higher-level Nikon cameras, at least when shooting JPEGs. And I don't see ANY chromatic aberration at all, even in the corners, but that could be my D610 compensating for it. The best news of all is the sharpness of the Nikon 18-35mm G lens. The corners are quite decent at 18mm even below f/8, and the rest of the frame is excellent -- even wide open at f/3.5. I recently compared the 18-35G at 28mm (f/5.6) to three other lenses -- the old but respectable 28-105mm, the 24-85mm G lens, and the legendary 28mm AiS f/2.8 manual. The 18-35G was the clear winner, especially at the edges. (The 28-105 was the clear runner-up -- go figure).

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

5
Sharp, light, great contrast and color; a bargain. Posted by: from: Denver on This lens is the unsung hero of the Nikkor lineup. It is very compact and light weight, the prefect hiking lens when you want to get to that remote place and capture amazing landscape images. It is very sharp at all focal lengths, its extremely sharp especially when you stop it down a little. Corner performance is excellent, its not prone to flare and it accepts the very common 77mm filters. I wouldn't want a version of this lens that has VR as that would add weight unnecessarily. I wouldn't be using VR on a landscape lens anyway because I tend to use a tripod with a cable release in mirror-up mode to maximize sharpness. If you're in the market for a great FX ultra-wide zoom, you can't go wrong with this choice.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
So pleased with this lens for my D600 FX !!!!! Posted by: from: Azusa on Okay so I have personally worked with Nikon's : - 17-35mm Pro F2.8 - 14-24mm Pro F2.8 Started first with the 17-35mm because its a tank, pro lens, and expectations were high. Was disappointed because especially at 17mm the lens was VERY soft overall and even slighty soft in the center. Softness in center would be gone at f4 and the edges were getting much better at 5.6 and at 8 all was good. But still for $1700, really ??? So I decided to sell my 17-35 and I bought the legendary 14-24mm 1 month ago. Was a great lens OMG ! Sharpest zoom lens I have ever seen even sharper than some of my primes. Even at F2.8. Love it. But at 2 pounds 4 ounces , ugggg. Not a walk around lens so therefor I do use it primarily for interior shooting and architecture were I need a fast lens with almost no distortion. But Too bad you have to buy special third party filters for polarizr and such, which can add up the price of a cheap lens Buying the 14-24mm lens had me eating out of a can for 2 months ($1740 for refurb unit# HAHA . But I still am in love with this lens. Recently I found out that this new AF-S 18-35 mm which has a great range, good color rendering, Is in general much sharper than my 17-35mm F2.8 was, and weighs more than 3 times less than my 14-24. And only half of what my 17-35mm weighed. It takes filters, and less prone to lens flare by design. Honestly, if I had known this before I bought the 14-24 F2.8 which retails for around $2000, and also had known this AF-S 18-35 mm's great Image quality #although somewhat less than the 14-24mm) I would probably have passed on the 14-24 all together. Checking data on Nikons 16-35 F4 VR, I found that that lens is less sharp wide open and has more distortion and is also way more money than this lens. VR is great use it on my 28-300 mm but for ultrawide angles, its not really necessary. I don't miss it. All in all this may be listed as a consumer lens but I am a professional and I use it too. By the way I agree completely with the previous reviewer with everything except I would not consider Sigma 20 F1.8 this lens is reviewed with poor sharpness at 5.6 and lower. Tamron also scores less than this Nikon You know you want it, so just go buy it. You will be happy you did.

12 out of 14 found this review helpful.

4
Sharp lens Posted by: from: on Very sharp. Light. It's the best non professional lens

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
new nikon lenses are on different level... Posted by: from: Atlanta on The lens shows barrel type distortion throughout the whole zoom range. It is very pronounced at the short end of the zoom range and decreases to a lower amount by zooming in. @ 18mm 3.7% barrel @ 21mm 2.1% @28mm 1.7% and @35mm 1.2% Vignetting is unsurprisingly most pronounced at the shortest focal length and the largest aperture. As usual, stopping down reduces the amount of light fall-off towards the corners, but it remains above half a stop at short focal lengths, even with small apertures. For most subjects, however, this should not be an issue anymore. Lateral CAs (color shadows at harsh contrast transitions) are well controlled for such a wide lens. The largest amount is visible at the shortest focal length and the largest aperture. Zooming in and stopping down reduces the amount of CAs to lower levels. In summary, the AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED shows a very solid performance (much better than its predecessor), without being really stellar though. However, since it's targeting the consumer market, this is hardly surprising, because an affordable price in this segment counts more than sheer performance. For its price, the Nikkor performs very well. If you are on the budget consider old Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 or prime lens Sigma 20mm f1.8

1 out of 5 found this review helpful.

5
Versitile zoom range with excellent image quality Posted by: from: on I own quality Nikon FX prime lenses within the 18-35 zoom range, shooting landscapes and architecture with a tripod. I purchased the 18-35 for hiking and backpacking with a lighter load, and for architectural interior work. For interiors, the 18-35 provides an infinite angle of view within its zoom range -- helpful in smaller rooms, and when working quickly. For both applications, the 18-35 produces photographs with excellent image quality. The primes offer f/1.8 speed or other features, while the 18-35 fills a versatile role in my photo kit.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Great lens for the price Posted by: from: on Need a wide angle lens for an upcoming trip and did not want to afford the top of the line versions. So far this lens is great!. Great value in a wide angle lens for price point.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Incredible Lens Posted by: from: Bethel, me on Its such an amazing lens. This lens actually can brighten a dark scene while also capturing a super wide view of the scene. So glad I purchased it. Was looking for a fisheye but opted for this instead. Such a great purchase!

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Love it. Posted by: from: on I'm happy with the lens. I know it's not built very solid but with best buy warranty, I'm pretty confident.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Must have! Posted by: from: on I LOVE these lenses! They are excellent for shooting weddings and the quality is amazing!!

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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