A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length Range 16-35mm
Zoom Ratio 2.2x
Maximum Aperture f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 83°
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format) 44°
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 107°
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format) 63°
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.25x
Lens Elements 17
Lens Groups 12
Compatible Format(s) FX
FX in DX Crop Mode
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9
Distance Information Yes
Nano Crystal Coat Yes
ED Glass Elements 2
Aspherical Elements 3
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal Focusing Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 0.95 ft (0.29m) at a focal length of 16mm or 35mm
Focus Mode Auto
Filter Size 77mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 3.2 (82.5) x 4.9 in. ( x 125 mm)
Approx. Weight 24.0 oz. (680 g)
HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood
LC-77 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
LF-1 Rear Lens Cap
CL-1120 Soft Case