I spent some time lately using the Nikkor 16-35mm F4 ED VR II
The 16-35mm F4 lens extends the way I will now take wide angle pictures in the glens of antrim and its costal locations. The following focal lengths of 16,18, 24, 31, 35mm were used for some of the Images of Glenarm and Carnlough in County Antrim I will including further pictures within the Glens of Antrim gallerie as I feel the Nikkor 16-35 lens is capable of quality Images without the reported loss of sharpness on some focal lengths other photographers are saying on the web.
Increased depth of field in the 16-35mm Nikkor lens gives overall clarity from front to back the pictures show a level of sharpness across the entire range of the picture frame.
Another nice feature about the Nikkor 16-35mm is I no longer need to remove the lens each time when shooting different subjects, totally unlike using a fixed focal length lens that may require removal if the subject is closer then 16-35mm angle of view this lens can now catch close or wide angle views giving me increased picture taking opportunities.
The Nikkor 16-35mm F4 ED showed distortion at 16mm and 25mm on some of my photography but composition of these Images can be fixed with software like Adobe lightroom.
I have some pictures in the Glens gallerie taken using the Nikon D3s and a Slik 88 tripod on self timer mode with Nikon Vibration Reduction function (VRII) turned on.
Nikon recommend that VR II should be turned off If using a tripod as VR II offers up to four stops of blurr reduction control in the finder and on the Image itself when used for handheld shooting.
I would hope to take further Images handheld and include these within the Glens Gallerie along with VR II Reduction turned off to see if this will improve picture sharpness on the Nikkor 16-35mm F4 ED VR II Lens.
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