Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
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Good buy for the money
22 January 2015
Summary: A bit hesitant in buying this lens. I already have the 14-24, 24-70 and 70-200. My biggest thing was lugging that 70-200 around and only using it for maybe a few shots while traveling. For my uses I don't care that this lens isn't f/2.8. This lenses is so much lighter and compact then the 70-200. Against the 24-70 it is shorter and just slightly lighter. When zooming from 24-120, it has external zoom. You will pick up an extra 2 inches in length.
Excerpt: It offers great convenience with excellent sharpness and really amazing VR capability. However, it's not sealed as tightly as 24-70 due to its extending barrel design. As a result, over time, dust, moisture, sand can get inside the lens and Buyers need to be aware. Secondly, distortion can be an issue between 24 and 50 if you don't do post.
Excerpt: I've traveled the world with this lens from the tropics to mountainsides in Bhutan. Although I travel with several primes and the wonderful new Nikon 70-200, this lens is still my go-to. I've dropped it countless times. It's been mishandled in airline security checks, soaked and, too often, stuffed in a backpack. It's been cleaned several times and still takes remarkably sharp photos.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This fx lens on a D300 and is the lens I use99% of the time ( the other lens is a 80-400).with the dx 1.5 x the 24-120 becomes a 36 - 180; (and the other a 120 - 600),The colours on this lens are pleasing and it is not too bulky to carry around...have had to up the ISO setting on occasion because it's at f4 wide open...I get very good results on the D300....it will beinteresting to see what results I get on the 810... When I can afford it !
Excerpt: Great lens optically . Pretty sharp through the focal range. No flare or ghosting. Also very good at F/4.This is a great all around lens on my Nikon D800. Optically, no complaints. Focus is quick. Downside is it is heavy and bulky and not something that I like to carry around all day. Also, it is not weather sealed like Nikon pro line lens. The construction does not give one the impression that this lens will have a long life of heavy use.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: I purchased this lens for a trip to Italy. I didn't want to carry the bulkier Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, which has a shorter range. I think it will be a versatile lens; most of my work is with long telephotos (600mm) and an 80-400mm zoom used in wildlife photography.
Summary: I own d600. This lens should be for someone who likes to travel with one lens for full frame camera. Yes, distortion and vignetting do occur (you would have to look for it to see it :)). So if you are buying this lens then I recommend getting lightroom to correct it (very easy). Good news is this lens was sharper than i expected. VR works well but it does drain battery. Before you purchase this lens, please consider the weight . Its alot heavier than the kit lens.
Summary: (Nikon D600 user.) This is my first lens as a DSLR user and I used to like it very much. But later on I have been gradually but firmly stunned by how strongly a prime lens outruns a zoom one, and consequently I tend to use this lens less and less. Anyway, still its a good product. Very versatile, I mean. And it's not horribly heavy so it is easy to take on a light trip with not-too-serious photography. But, - There is REALLY severe dark corners problem at the 24mm end.