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Showcase Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4.0 DX

Discussion in 'Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Pa, Aug 11, 2015.

 
 
  1. I've had my copy about three weeks now and have accumulated some representative samples.

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    f/9

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    f/6.3

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    If any of you have this lens, please post some samples.
     
  2. I've been using this lens on my D7200 along with 80-400vr. Only a few examples worth sharing tho....will post others as we get into better shooting season post summer

    f2.8 at 15r sec iso800
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    shot this a f/22 for sun star
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    the in-laws on back of my boat
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  3. Looks good , John. Thanks for adding these.

    I'm on my way to Hawaii where I expect to get lots of use from this lens.
     
  4. I have done detailed comparisons with the old 16-85 and with a 24-120 on a D610. It's far better than the old 16-85: much sharper, better contrast and color rendition. The big surprise is that the 16-80 on a D7100 is sharper than the 24-120 on the D610. The D610 with 24-120 has been my travel combo for the past two years, but it's at home now in favor of the 16-80 and D7100 for my Hawaii trip.
     
  5. Interesting. And a strong endorsement for the 16-80.
     
  6. PaoloTag

    PaoloTag

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    The D7100 hasn't the antialias filter, it seems sharper than the D610.
    I think it'd be interesting a comparison between the 24-120 and the 16-80 on the D7100.
     
  7. I will most likely be using the lens this weekend for our Labor Day holiday. I will post more early next week. I am using this primarily on my D7200 along with 80-400 and am very happy with simplicity of the two lenses and their results.
     
  8. I have been traveling in Hawaii since August 21st, and will be here until September 10th. I'm using the D7100/16-80 combo for at least 90% of my photos here. With only a 13-inch laptop to edit on, I'm reluctant to post any more samples, but the pictures all look outstanding to me.
     
  9. RobCar

    RobCar

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    Quite the endorsement of this lens. If it were available back when I was considering DX vs. FX, I'd probably still be with DX.
     
  10. This morning's sunrise on Kauai provided an opportunity to test the flare resistance of the lens...

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  11. WOW. That's pretty awesome Jim.

    Cabin
     
  12. Lovely pic Jim. Another encouragement for those who don't get up early!
     
  13. Jim will be mad I didnt look him up when I was in Blacksburg!!:notworthy:  But I did spend quality time with my daughters, one grad and one Sr. at VT, last weekend. Here are a couple with the lens on my D7200
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  14. Looks good, John. Familiar scenes, all.
     
  15. Here is a testimonial to the effectiveness of the VR function.

    1/13s, 80mm, f/4.5, handheld

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    1/50s, 80mm, handheld

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    Last edited: Oct 5, 2015
  16. I've never seen that reviewer's posts before, so I know nothing of his methods. In my tests, the corner sharpness was much better than either my old 16-85 on a D7100 or 24-120 f/4 on a D610. I'll try to do some more tests as time permits.
     
  17. p.s. Most of the pictures in this gallery were made with the 16-80. Have a look for yourself.
     
  18. They were downsized to 2048 pixels on the long side for posting. If you would like to select a few from that gallery I'll be happy to provide you with full-res jpegs or RAW files.
     
  19. Good, Riccardo. I'll be interested in your impressions.
     
  20. Glad you like it, Riccardo. Those are excellent examples. Now you just need a D7200 to see what the lens can really do! But maybe you are waiting for the mythical D400. :D 
     
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