Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF Zoom-Nikkor
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F*cking buy it!!
1 week ago
Summary: Absolutely superb lens. If you cannot afford a 24-70 f/2.8 and want something a little nicer than a Sigma variant, this what you need to buy. Tough, solid, and very fluid. The 28-70 has become a cornerstone in my photography.
Summary: This was my first lens for my first full frame camera (D600) Have done weddings, car shoots, portraits, and product shots and I love the results. The sharpness is great, especially stopped down one stop, but not as sharp as my 50mm 1.8D. Not a lot of distortion at 24mm and really decent bokeh at 50-85mm Just a great all around lens for me.
Excerpt: I have just began to use this lens and it works great. It is now the lens that is always on my camera, easy to use, sharp. Switching to marco is easy to do. It is a heavy lens, heaviest one I own, due to the great build.
Heavy, sharp, beautiful color rendition & bokeh, simply an excellent beast
31 March 2014
Summary: Wonderful lens, super sharp and makes beautiful pictures. Some prefer this over the newer version of this lens 24-70mm f/2.8 with nano crystal coasting, and I'm not too surprised to hear that. It's a fantastic lens and it's great for landscape to portrait. Super versatile heavy monster is this lens.
Summary: It looks beastly but don't let it intimidate you. If you were stuck deciding between this older mid range zoom and the newer 24-70 f/2.8 like I was then let me break it down for you. I've heard complaints that this is too heavy. Its only slightly heavier than the 24-70. And I mean very slightly. If you can't handle a couple ounces more with this, then the 24-70 will be too heavy for you as well. Don't be a little girl about the weight.
Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF Nikkor review by podperson
19 February 2014
Summary: I got this lens because it's faster than most kit zooms, but not huge like the 24-70, it's compatible with my film body, and it has a decent 1:2 macro ability. It's capable of great shots, but it's pretty disappointing wide open. The system of switching in and out of macro mode is a bit annoying, but fine once you're used to it. The price I paid was on eBay for a 2nd hand model with very light signs of use.
Rotating front barrel is BAD on Flower Lenshood and Polarizing Filter
16 February 2014
Summary: Finish and workmanship is as expected from Nikon. Solidly built. Optics (glass, not plastic) is very good and mechanical operation is smooth. This lens is rugged and built for the pros for use on Nikon pro or semi-pro DSLR body, hence, the AF would not function on Nikon DSLR not equipped with drive motor (i.e. D3000 series, D5000 series -- check you camera body for the lens drive blade). This is NOT a negative trait.
You won't be disappointed; buy it and never look back.
8 February 2014
Summary: Considering the cost of this lens, I borrowed one to try. I shoot with a D600 which I recently acquired, as well. I've had lots of Nikkor lenses over the years, and recently traded away my D7000 and 17-55mm DX lens, so I was looking for that kind of precision and sharpness. Needless to say, I couldn't be more pleased with the 28-70. So fast, so sharp, the images are pin sharp at all FLs and so precise. The AF mechanism is spot on and it's just a joy to shoot.