Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
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Good lens, expensive for average image quality
amazainiak "amazainiak", Amazon
16 September 2014
Summary: I purchased this lens because the 24-70 was a bit too expensive. I used this lens for about 20 days and was very pleased with the results over my old sigma lens. The VR was awesome and the focus speed was great, the lens is built like a tank and has no play in the barrel.
Excerpt: A walk around lens, on the F4 series is biot as sharp as the 16-35 or the 70-200 which is superb. I believe that Nikon must upgrade the optics to include in a "new" hole trinity on F4 lenses. Forf less money go for the 28-300, at least you gain more range and similar quality.
If you're considering this lens, here's the good and the bad...
5 April 2014
Summary: First off I've been using an Olympus 12-60mm (24-120mm) lens for years and moved to the Nikon Df because Olympus stopped making true SLR's. This lens is the closest I could get to the Olympus but in a full frame SLR.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens after reading reviews that claimed this was a must-have, every day great lens. Well, truth be told I have used this lens only a few times but I have not been impressed-so far. Images seem a bit soft and washed out.
Excerpt: My go-to lens for travel. Not especially light, but reasonable range and good picture quality. Mine suddenly developed a piece of debris (tissue remnant?) inside the sealed lens almost precisely a week after going off warranty. I suppose it took a year of intermittent use for it to come loose.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Summary: Having owned and loved the 16-85 VR on my D7000, this seemed like a no brainer purchase for my D800 but unfortunately, while the focal length was the same, that's about where the similarities end.
Pros: Very useful range, Constant Aperture, Compact, VR
Cons: Image quality is not as good as the price will you make you believe
Excerpt: I bought this lens to flesh out my FX collection in preparation for a D800 (now using a D300). I also have the 85/1.4 and 70-200/2.8, 200-400/4, this was to become a "walking around" lens for the D800. I use the 18-200 as such on the D300.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I bought this to use on my D3, to replace the AF-S 24-120 f3.5-5.6 G, which had to be stopped down to f 8 for acceptable sharpness. This new version has VR II and is sharp at all f-stops, but on the D3 it darkens unacceptably at the corners when used wide open.