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Nikon D700 + Nikkor AFS 16-35mm f/4G VRII at 20mm f/4, 1/80 second ISO3200

What a great time to be a Nikon shooter. The company has been releasing an exciting variety of new high-performance glass into its lineup, and I couldn’t help but be a part of the action! Just picked up the new Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 VRII, and I’m in love.


Nikon D700 + Nikkor AFS 16-35mm f/4G VRII at 16mm f/4, 1/320 second ISO1600

Of course, with an optic this wide, you have to really push in tight for portraits. This is Suki’s “uh, get that big fat lens out of my face” look.


Nikon D700 + Nikkor AFS 16-35mm f/4G VRII at 16mm f/4, 1/100 second ISO400

This is Suki’s “I’m not feelin’ being on top of this garbage can and am certainly not going to pretend that I’m enjoying it, so don’t bother” look.


Nikon D700 + Nikkor AFS 16-35mm f/4G VRII at 16mm f/4, 1/100 second ISO400

…and this is Suki thinking “what’s with the crooked horizon line in this shot? You’re killin’ me!” Ok not really….


Nikon D700 + Nikkor AFS 16-35mm f/4G VRII at 16mm f/4, 1/60 second ISO800

See? Suki is not as easy to work with as you might think!


Nikon D700 + Nikkor AFS 16-35mm f/4G VRII at 16mm f/4, 1/10 second ISO800

Anyway, besides being a definite go-to lens for my Suki Project, this thing will have a special place in my bag for travel, as well as city and landscape photography….


Nikon D700 + Nikkor AFS 16-35mm f/4G VRII at 16mm f/4, 1/30 second ISO6400

….or environmental portraits. I was also thinking of the 14-24 f/2.8 from Nikon, a legendary ultra wide, but size, weight, and cost considerations put me off. No regrets =)

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  1. Nice lens! I need to save up to collect more. All I have is the kit lens that came with my camera. I’d love a zoom, a macro, and a wide-angle lens!

    You do an amazing job working with Suki! You must have a lot of patience!

    Strange-1

    October 27, 2010 at 9:39 am

  2. Wow. Just the 70-200 to complete the triad. =)

    Wowie

    October 27, 2010 at 9:54 am

  3. Nice post, but you seriously need to do an entire post of JUST Suki outtakes. Funny fuzzy wuzzy!!!

    Bridget

    October 27, 2010 at 10:17 am

  4. wow the 16 on a full frame looks sweet!! luv the way u compose using wide angle.

    Jason Fan

    October 27, 2010 at 5:50 pm

  5. The photos with wide-angle lenses are fun to look at! Especially I love those of town scenery of SF w/24mm (in the previous post) so much!!
    I have an 18mm for my CONTAX Aria, but the lens I can’t attach to my E-P1, so I won’t take the digital camera on my trip. I love using wide lenses when going out on travel. (but when taking photos of cats in the street, I’d go for 35mm or 50mm:))

    akane

    October 27, 2010 at 5:50 pm

  6. extra wide on the full-frame, for sure. awesome shots. i love my 17-35 f2.8, and although she’s a beast she’s one of my main lenses. and on my full frame bodies, it’s about as wide as i need.

    Illona

    November 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm

  7. Nice shots! I’m considering this lens and saw your stuff on flickr. I’d reckon that for landscapes and environmental portraits where you want detail showing up (vs. gone with mega f/2.8 & 1.4 bokeh) this lens is the bomb. Very cool stuff!

    schultzphotographic

    October 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm

  8. Fantastic as always :). Who is the bassist in the photo? He looks like the same bassist from Serend1p1tyx’s flickr stream.

    Tyler Watkins

    February 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm


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