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Overview of 18-35 vs 16-35

This comparison was made several weeks after the original multi-lens one, with the goal of seeing whether the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-f.5could substitute for the new 16-35/4 VR, at least when stopped down to f/8.

The results are as clear as I’ve ever seen, see the Conclusions.

Multiple series

Because these two zooms have a dim maximum aperture of around f/4 which makes accurate focusing more difficult than an f/2.8 lens, I shot as many as four full aperture series for each, refocusing each time using Live View.

Examining all the series found some small differences with subtle focus changes. I chose the best result for each lens, and I have a high degree of confidence that the results shown on subsequent pages are the best these lenses are capable of.

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Entire frame as shot (18mm shown)
(varies slightly with each focal length)

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