Missing Nikon 16-35 f4 G ED VR AF-S
It’s not a new or discontinued model.
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|■||Cosina Voigtlander Ultron 40mm F/2 Aspherical SL II • Pancake lens||A||6 - 5||0.38m||⌀52||2007 ●|
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|2.5||Sony FE 50mm F/2.5 G [SEL50F25G] • ⌀49||2021 ●|
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Missing Nikon 16-35 f4 G ED VR AF-S
It’s not a new or discontinued model.
Well, 16-35 is here but did not show up in comparison — want to compare 16-35, 17-35, 18-35 but 16-35 was not listed for comparison.
To be more specific, 16-35 did not show up in comparison when looking at the older 20-35 lens. So many ways of looking at things…
In addition to 16-35, lenses with a focal length range of 15-30 are also not displayed (Sigma and Tamron zooms in particular). To be honest, I am not sure if it is a mistake. After all, a focal length of 15 or 16mm provides a much wider angle of view than 20mm. Do you think it is worth displaying similar lenses with any focal length range specifically for wide-angle zooms (and for ultra-wide angle primes also)?
Well, I can’t say just yet if it is a “mistake” because I’m still getting to know your site. There are just different places to draw the line between super-wide and wide. Seems the line is somewhere between 20mm and 24mm in the Nikon primes. Zeiss has a 21/2.8 ZF.2 — is it super-wide or just wide? I can say I’m enjoying your site and grateful that it’s here. There’s always more to learn. Thanks!
On our website, wide is 24 up to but not including 43 (diagonal of a 35mm full-frame sensor), and ultra-wide is everything below 24, excluding fisheye lenses which are of course ultra-wide but at the same time also specialized lenses so we place them in a separate class.
But I must say that this classification is common for all manufacturers, including but not limited to Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, ZEISS etc.
The only exception is maybe the Canon EF 40/2.8 STM which Canon calls a standard prime lens but we classify it as a wide-angle prime lens because its focal length is less than a diagonal of a 35mm full-frame sensor. Here we disagree with Canon. However, the optical formula of that lens is based on a double Gauss design which is typically used for standard prime lenses.