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8.1 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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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF Zoom-Nikkor

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Overall 6
6.0

For the money it's ok, but I live across ...

Jim S "z23z23z23", Amazon
14 September 2014
  • Summary: For the money it's ok, but I live across the street from the ocean and take a lot of sunset photos and have a real problem with the lens flare. That's with the hood and a polarizer lens. Other than that, it's ok. Wish I had the $ for the 24-70 f/2.8, but alas, that's not to be for now. Using this with my D800 Nikon.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent lens but very loud, extremely heavy, and well... just spend the extra money for the 24-70.

Berkeley Bulldog Audio, Amazon
21 January 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Alright

A. Patron "I See Great Pictures", Amazon
30 October 2013
  • Summary: It was a bit slow on the focus. But I guess you get what you pay for. A bit soft when it came to shooting quickly.
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Overall 6
6.0

bad copy???

J. COLLETTE "flyguy", Amazon
21 October 2011
  • Summary: a professional looking lens.outstanding quality metal construction.saved,and waited for this lens a long time.it was going to be my all around most used keeper.then heartbreak!,soft at all settings,poor image quality with a d3.very dissapointed,im so sorry i sold the old 35-70 2.8d.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good not great

DrAndy, Amazon
3 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought this with unrealistic expectations, hoping it would be "almost as good as" the more expensive 24-70mm f/2.8. It's really not. I've found this to be an excellent lens in bright light only. In low light (I photograph a lot of musicians performing in theaters or clubs), it's only especially good at 24mm and f/2.8. The more you zoom, the less sharp the pictures are. Not a bad lens, but not a great one either.
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Overall 6
6.0

Could be better

Stopforpics, Adorama
24 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Least liked in my bag but it has its uses. Silly lock which must be unlocked to go to macro mode???? What were they thinking. Good construction but does not focus easy.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

not as sharp as I had hoped for

Robert, B&H Photo
24 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Thought I could save some money and get by with this lens over the 24-70f/2.8 Over all I have not seen the sharpness.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Great if...

Maura the Photog, B&H Photo
28 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I had this lens for a week and used it on my D700. I shot a few shoots with it and loved the lens' versatility, bokeh, etc until I pulled the photos up on my computer. There was severe distortion in the corners when pushed wide and significant chromatic aberration, especially in macro. I did not expect the macro quality of seperate 1: 1 macro lens, but I did expect more from Nikon.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Macro, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Chromatic aberration, Distortion
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Overall 6
6.0

Know what you're buying

DaveK, B&H Photo
23 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I notice that much of the praise for this lens comes from people shooting DX Nikons, not FX, the format Nikon markets the lens for. In DX, results can look okay because the smaller DX sensor picks up only the middle 2/3 of the image, or the sweet spot, of the lens. On an FX camera, such as my D700, weaknesses of the lens make themselves painfully apparent in the form of distortion (barrel or pin cushion, depending on the focal length), fringing, soft edges, vignetting,...
  • Pros: Affordable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Distortion
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Overall 6
6.0

Not good enough

Avner, B&H Photo
1 October 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens about 8 months ago, and I am not happy with it. The images are not sharp enough, lens has a strong vignette in the corners at 24, focus is a little slow. I am returning it and spending the extra money on the 24-70 2.8.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light
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