Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
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Great variable zoom lens.
20 November 2013
Summary: This for me is the great walk around lens for professionals that like a static f stop. I don't like it when a lens changes it's f-stop when you zoom in a little as I like to keep control over my shutter speed and ISO. people like to compare this with the cheaper 28-300 lens. I think the optics are probably almost the same but the 28-300 has a variable f-stop 3.5 - 5.6. This lens also has the gold ring which means it is professional rated and better checked.
Summary: I took a lot of shots in Norway and Denmark on a recent trip. I used this lens on a Nikon 5200. It performed very well for landscape and in low light indoor situations in some castles and palaces. Having a constant Fstop was very nice. Also, the VR feature was outstanding. I used to use a 28-85 lens on a Nikon D40 and you could really tell the difference with this lens. Low light shots came out in focus and captured the light/colors as intended.
Summary: I shoot with Nikon FX(D600) and DX(D7000 & D90) bodies. My lens kit includes the following: Nikkor 16-35mm F4 VRII, Nikkor 24-120mm F4 VRII, Nikkor 80-200mm F2.8D ED, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D. I've owned the 24-120mm F4 for the past six months and before that I used my 50mm 1.4D prime as my main "mid-range" lens. I've performed a number of tests with the 24-120mm F4 -vs- the other lenses in my kit. Each test was done with the D600 on a tripod, cable release and mirror lock up.
Summary: Sold my Nikon 28-300mm VRII AF-S to help fund this lens. This lens with a constant f/4 is remarkable. There are many reviews out there on both lenses and each has its advantages. For me sharpness is more important than "Super Zoom" capability. This lens is definitely sharper...my opinion with many, many test shots. I highly recommend this lens. It's perfect with my Nikon D600.
Summary: I did a lot of research but the one thing that sold me was the thorough testing done by Photography Life on-line magazine (http://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-24-120mm-f4g-vr) that showed the lens did have some minor vignetting issues but was a good choice compared to similar Nikon lenses. I've been pleased with the results, especially at f4.
Summary: This lens is amazingly sharp and the autofocus seems to work fairly fast. So far I'm really pleased with this copy. It did however take me 2 tries to get one without front focus issues. I couldn't recommend this lens enough but let me just suggest that when you get it you put it on a tripod and shoot some high contrast subjects.
Summary: I’ve been looking for a decent wide/zoom lens to photograph weddings and senior portraits. I own the kit lens that came with the Nikon D600, but felt the lens had limited zoom range. I did some research on the Internet as well as visit my local camera shop. While at the camera shop, I mentioned my lens needs for range and weight and of course, price.
Summary: Great lens... I used to have the 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 (until it took a dip into the ocean) and this one is a step up. It's great for outdoors and travel, but don't expect to get a lot of use indoors without pumping your ISO up. "Pro" lens or not, it's a very good lens and lots of pros use it.
Summary: This a great walk around lens when you don't want to carry your complete kit. Very sharp, and when coupled with the D800, you cannot help "pixel peeping". Some distortion, but the camera has the lens profile in its data base and distortion is corrected before the NEF is recorded. It's not a lightweight, but neither is the D800.