differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/4
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At its widest, the AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Slightly shorter 107 mm vs 125 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Image stabilization Nikon VR vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly smaller diameter 81 mm vs 84 mm
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Almost the same
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
35 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF2.1x
AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR2.2x

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Competitors

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$499

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

Length Shorter
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Wide angle lens

$1,385 - $1,697

Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF Competitors

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Wide angle lens

$100 - $899

Weight Slightly lighter
Length Slightly shorter
Aperture Narrower aperture

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