Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
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Fine all purpose walk-around lens
elbows2, B&H Photo
9 November 2014
Excerpt: I bought the 24-120 f/4 because an elbow injury is making it difficult to shoot hand-held. I wanted a lens that has image quality comparable to my f/2.8 24-70, but lighter if possible and with VRII. The 24-120 fits those specs and has performed very well in my lens tests and in the field. The 24-120 is very nearly as sharp as the 24-70 when pixel peeping and shows almost no difference at normal viewing distances. Color rendition is excellent, bokeh is very good.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: I debated a lot whether to go with the 24-120 f/4 or the 24-70 f/2.8 (non VR), for the main lens on a new D810. The sharpness is about the same for equivalent apertures and focal lengths in the two lenses, although the wide-angle distortion with the 24-120 is greater. However, distortion is easily corrected with the lens profile in Lightroom.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Very Sharp
Excerpt: After visiting numerous National Parks in the United States, this lens has the best combination of focal lengths and optical quality for my landscape needs. Below is a photo taken with this lens and a Nikon D800 camera body at 6: 18 AM in Death Valley National Park in California. The shutter speed is 1/4 of a second (on a tripod), the aperture is f/8, the focal length is 24mm, the ISO is 100, the exposure mode is manual, and the white balance is auto.
Summary: Quando me resolvi pela aquisição da minha primeira câmera de quadro cheio, precisei considerar qual a melhor opção de objetiva para formar o conjunto. Esta objetiva teria que ser capaz de me atender como única lente para levar em algumas viagens e ocasiões em que não estivesse disposto a levar muito equipamento. Descartei a excelente 24-70mm f/2.8 por causa do preço (mas contou também o peso maior e da ausência do VR).
Summary: I love this lens! I've tried almost every focal length range available, and THIS is the lens I've chosen to leave on my camera 99% of the time. It's so good that I find myself using my 70-200mm F2.8 much less often than before because this 24-120mm gives me beautifully blurred backgrounds. But I'm not giving up my 70-200mm VRII just yet. It produces superior photos, but it can't beat the versatility of the 24-120mm.
Summary: Outstanding lens, recently did a shoot in Boston on Newbury Street, the photos came out amazing. The only thing you don't get is that bokeh that so many people want, however it can be easily added in to photos if you need that using plugins with Photoshop. However, at f/4G nobody should be expecting that superior bokeh, therefore I don't feel it is fair to knock the lens due to this. If you need a lens for event photographer or street photography then this is ideal.
Excerpt: While this may not be the sharpest lens in Nikon's bag. it has performed wonderfully as the standard lens on my D300 and D800, and it will reclaim that position on my D810 following the theft of my D800. I have numerous prime lenses (50mm 1.8G; 85mm 1.8G; 105mm micro 2.8G among them), but for pure flexibility and the confidence of knowing I'll get the perfect shot regardless of the distance, this is my lens.
Summary: While this may not be the sharpest lens in Nikon's bag. it has performed wonderfully as the standard lens on my D300 and D800, and it will reclaim that position on my D810 following the theft of my D800. I have numerous prime lenses (50mm 1.8G; 85mm 1.8G; 105mm micro 2.8G among them), but for pure flexibility and the confidence of knowing I'll get the perfect shot regardless of the distance, this is my lens.
So I am saying the focal length is VERY nice on this lens
Joseph D. Land, Amazon
23 September 2014
Summary: I had this lens for almost two months before I took it out for a real test run; a two week solo road trip through the European Alps. I gotta say, this lens stayed on my camera 99% of the time. I never thought a lens would outmatch my beloved 16-35, but this lens has. I only used my wide angle a couple times on the whole trip (the 16-35 is still a MUST have lens). So I am saying the focal length is VERY nice on this lens.