Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF Zoom-Nikkor
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Solid multi-purpose lens.
Rg., B&H Photo
27 February 2009
Summary: For an all around lens with a good range for a variety of subjects indoors and out, this is a hard lens to improve upon. My only desire would be to see a bit more focal length on the high end, but this didn't stop me from selecting the lens as part of a B+H kit with a Nikon D700. Focus is sharp, light and color balance even, fairly quiet and fast to focus, and has a good high quality feel to the movement though the full focal length. Good value.
Summary: I have this lens on my D50 over 90% of the time. The only thing it's missing is maybe another 30mm on the top end. This is by far the crispest and most versatile Nikkor zoom lens I have owned in my 50 years as an amateur photographer. The VR capability is outstanding. I have taken to leaving my tripod in the trunk.
Summary: If there is one thing about this lens, its the comments you will find online about its general lack of sharpness, and that you 'shouldn't' use it. I own this lens, in addition to the Pro 24-70mm f/2.8 and yes, it absolutely doesn't compare to the 24-70mm, but its much more versatile and useable as a general purpose lens. Yes, this lens has somewhat soft corners, yes it has some distortion at the ends of the zoom range.
Summary: I usually try to shoot natural light, both inside and out, and I have achieved some fabulous results inside. There are times I wish the lens was a faster F/2.8, but oh well. Would definitely recomend it.
Summary: I have used this lens for a year and have taken several thousand pictures with it and it has not disappointed. The VR is fast and quiet, and the glass has more than acceptable sharpness. This is my all purpose, stay on my camera lens until I need something more, such as a macro or my 70-200 2.8. I have used this at weddings, receptions and for 'snapshots,' including some handheld, no flash, indoor shots with success.
Pros: Fast AF, Great all-purpose lens, VR Works Great