Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF Zoom-Nikkor
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Good product for money for pro use
16 July 2014
Summary: This lens is a heavy pro lens. If you want a lens to carry around your neck for vacation photos don't get this lens, but if your pro, or semi pro this is an excellent lens. It's just as sharp as the newer 24-70 except half the price. Most models have an af squeak however most sellers don't put that in the description. Most of the time this isn't a problem but sometimes the af motor will fail and you will need to get the af motor replaced.
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.
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.