Talk About a Virgance in the Force!
Nikon today announced the world’s first ultra wide-angle zoom lens with vibration reduction, the AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR. I’m stunned by the innovative design of this full-frame lens. It looks hardly bigger than Canon’s 17-40mm f/4 lens but packs a four-stop VR (image stabilization for us Canon shooters) system.
Think about the possibilities.
- How about hand-holding a landscape shot down to about 1/8th of a second exposure and coming back with a tach sharp image?
- How about photo-walking with this lens in NYC and being able to really capture that sense of just how big the Big Apple really is?
- And where does this leave us Canon shooters?
- Will big “C” react to this competitive challenge or leave us hanging as they did when Nikon added their own hot shoe mounted GPS system?
I wonder what Fake Chuck has to say?