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Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D IF AF Zoom Nikkor lens Reviews
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Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D IF AF Zoom Nikkor lens Reviews

Excellent lens! I really like this lens and would definitely recommend Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D to anyone looking for a new lens. I showed Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D to many of my photo teachers and friends and they love it too. This is a great piece of glass!


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I bought this lens new about six months ago to use on my D3, and have used 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D now for four weddings.

24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D is not quite as sharp as my 24-70mm f/2.8, when wide open, but when stopped down one stop, it is tach sharp. It is also much lighter which helps a lot at a long event, and it has more reach, making it great for parties and receptions.

It autofocuses very quickly with the screw drive in the camera, and I never miss any action shots due to focus lag. It won't focus on some of the low-end Nikon DSLRs because they lack the drive screw.

I don't recommend this lens for DX cameras, because 24mm is not usually wide enough on DX for many reception and party shots. In my opinion, the 16-85mm VR DX or even the 18-70 DX lens would be a better choice for a DX camera.

The 24-85mm is also a very nice light weight travel lens for an FX camera.


Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D Reviews

the only nikon mid-range zoom that i could really afford.took a chance and purchased one.absolutely surprised at the quailty images from this lens.very well built,100% dependable,in most all photography situations.you cant go wrong with this lens.used on a d700,and was completely satisfied.identical results,comparied to the 35-70 in image quality.


24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D lens Reviews

This is a very good lens for mid-range zooms. Those of us who kept the lens around from our SLR days can happily use Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D on digital equipment. Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D's meant for full-frame cameras, but it works on DX as well (though I am not sure 36 - 128 is a useful lens on DX). On my D700 for instance, it is a true 24 wide to 85 zoom.

The lens is fast and sharp. It renders colors well. I do find some lens flare apparent without a standard UV filter -- buy one. A tiffen UV filter, for example, will set you back 20 dollars, and is worth it. Note that the lens hood on this lens is pretty much useless. It doesn't stay latched, and is more bother than it is worth. I have long ago stopped using lens hoods on my lenses -- using your hand for shading the three times out of 1000 that you might need a hood does the trick just as well.

The fast 2.8 aperture speed allows for creative shots, and Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D generally usable along Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D entire 2.8 -4 low-end aperture range.

For Full-frame cameras, this is a dream lens. It is sharper and faster than the 24-120 VR kit lens, and it doesn't need the VR at these speeds. It is also light, and makes for a great travel lens. I do a lot of event shooting, and it's great to use this small lens -- while the 24-70 2.8 is the current top of the line standard zoom for Nikon, it also costs three times as much, does not have a Micro function (NIkon's name for macro) and weighs three times as much. The 24-85 is much better for extended walk-around shooting, be it landscapes, everyday shots, or events.

You will not be disappointed with this lens -- though you might still crave that 24-70 2.8 in the longrun.


Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D IF AF Zoom Nikkor lens

NICE LENS;I DONT HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D;24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D TAKES A WHILE TO GET USED TO INTERNAL FOCUS IN MACRO MODE ALSO, BUT IT DOES THE JOB FINE;I NEVER GO WRONG WITH NIKON(SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW) KEEP YOUR CANONS, IM A NIKONIAN FOR LIFE,LOL....PS-AMAZONS PRICE WAS 200- LESS THAN I COULD GET WITH A RITZ DISCOUNT!!! HMMMPH!!


Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D

This lens received mixed revews everywhere I checked. Having used Nikon products for the past 37 years, and owning three Nikon lenses for my D80, I ordered Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D. Beach Camera's service was excellent and the lens arrived in factory fresh condition. In the past month I have used this lens shooting several indoor events, both available light and with my SB-600, with excellent results. Its performance as a Macro lens is also outstanding. For those of you who want to take this lens to a lab to find fault, have at Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D! It works for me!


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I use this lens on my D80 and I LOVE 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D. Great sharpness. The macro mode is a nice touch and an all around good time. Great all around lens. At this point, if I had to take one lens with me, this would be 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D.


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So far, this lens has been fantastic. Just received this a couple days ago, took some macro photos of flowers this morning. Really great results.Very vivid, good control on my d300. Overall, good choice for people wanting to use Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D for the macro features. Be aware that in macro, Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D will not stop down to 2.8 at 24mm. It will stop down as low as f/3.2 I believe. In normal, no problem at f/2.8. Great lens, really good match for the d300 if you're unable to afford a 24-70 f/2.8.


Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D IF AF Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

I use Nikon since ~30 years. Last one a F801 (film, autofocus) for over 20 years. I used digital Sony W7 and Canon Elph etc. in parallel to the film camera F801. I ordered the D80 with a Tamron 28-75 /f2.8 on Feb 2008. First evening I shot about 200 images. Bottom line, the very old&cheap Nikon 35-70 mm f3.3-5.6 was in sharpness and contrast better then the Tamron (my taste). I returned the Tamron. I wanted a lense about that focus length. I read Ken Rockwell review and bought this one in May, made over 1500 images.

The sharpness, the contrast, the versility, the handling (no "turning front part"), the weight on the D80 body is perfect to me. 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D is exact what I was looking for and did not find with the Tamron. I am fully satisfied with this lense.


Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D IF AF Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras Reviews

I HAVE HAD THIS LENS ON MY NIKON D300 AND Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D IS THE BEST ALL AROUND LENS THAT I'VE EVER USED IN 30 YEARS. YOU CAN JUST LEAVE Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D ON THE CAMERA AS IT HANDLES MOST OF YOU PICTURES FROM CLOSE UP MACRO WORK (WITH A FLIP OF A SWITCH) TO FULL BODY PORTRAITS TO LANDSCAPES. I PERSONALLY THINK THE BUILD QUALITY IS EXCELLENT WITHOUT GOING OVERBOARD. AT 20 OUNCES Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D LIGHT ENOUGH TO CARRY AND STRONG ENOUGH TO LAST FOR YEARS. IT LOOKS LIKE A PRO LENS AND IT WORKS LIKE A PRO LENS AT LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE. WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FROM A LENS THAN FAST FOCUS, TACK SHARP, GREAT LOOKING, EASY TO USE, WELL BUILT AND PROPERLY PRICED. I'VE HAD THEM ALL, 18-55 AFS VR, 28-70 F/3.5-4.5 D, 28-85 F/3.5-4.5, AND THE EXCELLENT 24-85 F3.5-4.5 AFS G, 35 F1.8, 50 F1.4, 60 AFS G F/2.8 AND THIS IS THE BEST PROSUMER LENS OF THEM ALL. STOP READING ABOUT IT AND START SHOOTING WITH IT. YOU'LL BE THRILLED WITH THE PICTURES!!!


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Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D Specs

  • Item Display Diameter: 79 millimeters
  • Wide to telephoto 3.5x zoom lens ideal for landscape, full-length portraits, travel and portrait photographs
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements
  • Fast f2.8 maximum aperture at 24mm focal length
  • Maximum focal length: 85 millimeters
  • Length: 8.3 centimeters
  • Lens Type: zoom
  • Brand Name: Nikon
  • Hybrid and molded-glass aspherical lens elements for higher optical performance
  • Provides maximum 1:2 reproduction ratio from 35 to 85mm
  • Weight: 0.54 Kilograms
  • Model: 1929
  • Minimum focal length: 24 millimeters

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