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    Nikon 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 G

    I just received this lens today and took it to the market for some testing with the D800e. Pleasantly surprised by the image quality from this consumer class zoom. No significant fringing and minor CA easily corrected in LR. Some slight distortion, but no profile available yet for this lens in LR for correction. Corners have slight softness, but acceptable for my purposes with this lens. I ran a few series of shots at varying focal lengths and all look fine with no surprises. Here are two shots (click for full size original) from the testing runs.



    Market interior 21mm f/11


    Market dock 18mm f/11


    Here is a link to the focal length test series for the 18-35 G. Five images for each scene at 18, 21, 24, 28, and 35 mm. All on tripod, ISO 100, f/11, batch processed in LR4.4RC (no lens profile), and exported to web.
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    Re: Nikon 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 G

    Carl, how's the lens after some more use now?
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    Re: Nikon 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 G

    Quote Originally Posted by pophoto View Post
    Carl, how's the lens after some more use now?
    I still like it. Doesn't have the bite or micro contrast of some primes within this range, but otherwise no complaints about sharpness, distortion, etc.
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    Re: Nikon 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 G

    good to know!
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    Re: Nikon 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 G

    Here are a few more images taken today with the 18-35 G at various focal lengths on the D800e. All handheld on a waterfront walkabout. Click images for larger 50% reductions of originals.









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    Re: Nikon 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 G

    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    Here are a few more images taken today with the 18-35 G at various focal lengths on the D800e. All handheld on a waterfront walkabout. Click images for larger 50% reductions of originals.










    Thanks for showing the images. Seems like a good WA Zoomer - apart from the first and last pics which demonstrate quite strange distortion characteristics
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    Re: Nikon 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 G

    Quote Originally Posted by stenrasmussen View Post
    Thanks for showing the images. Seems like a good WA Zoomer - apart from the first and last pics which demonstrate quite strange distortion characteristics
    Yeah, PTLens couldn't quite handle the heavy metal distortion.
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