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8.2 out of 10

Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF Zoom-Nikkor

This wide-to-telephoto lens is ideal for landscapes, full length Read more

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Overall 10
10

F*cking buy it!!

josh_pfp, Ebay
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.
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Overall 10
10

My "Go-To" Lens

Nathan Sears, Amazon
10 June 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon 24-85mm

ljzo6, Adorama
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Great all around travel lens. Good feel and not too heavy. The refurbished program and buying an extend warranty really make this a good buy.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 10
10

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photo bob, Adorama
7 May 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

I WISH EVERY LENS I HAD WAS THIS GOOD

Adorama
2 April 2014
  • Excerpt: LIGHT WEIGHT EASY TO USE . THE MACRO FEATURE IS GREAT.<br />THE FOCAL LENGHT COVERS ANY NORMAL NEEDS
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Heavy, sharp, beautiful color rendition & bokeh, simply an excellent beast

myuziq, Ebay
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.
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Overall 10
10

Beautiful Beast

Michael Ng, Amazon
7 March 2014
  • 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.
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Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF Nikkor review by podperson

podperson, slrgear.com
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.
  • Pros: Relatively fast, solid build, aperture ring, excellent Macro capability
  • Cons: Very soft wide open, no VR, quite hefty
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Overall 8
8.0

Rotating front barrel is BAD on Flower Lenshood and Polarizing Filter

ecube531, Ebay
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.
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Overall 10
10

You won't be disappointed; buy it and never look back.

vrexrider, Ebay
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.
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