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16-80 f/4 lens

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Ordered one yesterday from B&H.  Scheduled to arrive on Tuesday.  Greatly looking forward to this lens for hiking and other outdoor adventures.  The extra 2mm on the wide end and about 35mm on the long end compared with the stellar 18-55 will make it much more useful as a single lens to carry on Nature outings.

 

Will report back and post some images.

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Merlin, try 25mm extra at the long end!


Mike Gorman

 

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1 hour ago, Mike G said:

Merlin, try 25mm extra at the long end!

 

Not as far as AOV goes.  18-55 = 27-84.  16-80 = 24-120.


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That’s cheating!


Mike Gorman

 

Nikon Z6, Nikkor Z 24-70, 35, 85, FTZ adapter 

Lumix G9 , GX8 - Panasonic 15, 20, 25, - 8-18, 12-35, 12-60, 35-100

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I'll  be interested to hear more!

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Lens arrived about an hour ago.  It needed a firmware upgrade to 1.02 from 1.0.  It is very well-built, and the aperture and zoom rings work smoothly but are not overly loose.  It is much less bulky and heavy than I expected, and will make an excellent choice for hiking and other outings.

 

Here are some quick shots.

 

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Despite the inclement weather, here are a few more photographs taken in our garden.  These are with the lens set at 16mm.
 
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Fuji X-T2 (2), 16/1.4, 23/1.4, 56/1.2, 90/2, 18-55; X30

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Looks like you are enjoying that lens.  Is it meeting your expectations?

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14 minutes ago, crowecg said:

Looks like you are enjoying that lens.  Is it meeting your expectations?

 

So far, more than good.   We finally returned yesterday to off-trail hiking after more than six weeks, due to injuries, snow, and muddy trails.   So the last ones of the lichens is from the first outdoor adventure with the 16-80.  Will post a few more from that trip.


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Very much liking this lens.  The IQ is as good as the 18-35, and the extra reach at both ends, especially long, is most welcome.

 

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