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I purchased these recently released Nikon lens (the Nikon Af-S 16-35mm f4 VR) and the Nikon 24mm f1.4 around the same time. I thought I might have use for the zoom but like using my Leica, I am almost always a single focal length user for most circumstances. The lens was carefully removed from the box and a front filter instantly placed on the lens (filter not included), and took a few test shots on two brief occasions as I do with every brand new lens purchased. Lens than placed carefully back in its box where it stayed till now. Lens is mint and flawless in all ways and of course comes complete with everything, hood, all caps, paperwork, etc., just as packed by Nikon USA.
The great advantage of this lens over the other well known Full Frame ultra wide angle zoom lenses for Nikon, is that it takes filters (77mm), has VR and of course is much lighter and more compact than Nikon's 14-24 f2.8 zoom. It's performance is exceptionally good.
There are some excellent representative images taken by Matt Driscoll in a thread on the Nikon forums here on Getdpi that compare performance of the Nikon 16-35mm f4 VR against the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 lens. A quick search of the forums for 16-35mm will ultimately find that thread.
As reference, I've done many transactions (brought and sold) here on Getdpi as well as all the other usual forums and each one went perfectly and was a pleasure. I've also been on ebay for 10 years with 1300 pure positives (no neutrals or negatives).
Price is $949.00 Paypalled and Shipped in CONUS. For shipping/costs to other destinations, just ask.
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