Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S
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11 April 2014
Conclusion: The Nikon D3300 is a solid entry-level camera for shooters moving up to a D-SLR, but it's not quite worthy of being named Editors' Choice.
Pros: Compact and light. Includes small, optically stabilized lens. Guide Mode for beginners. 24-megapixel sensor with no OLPF. Excellent JPG detail at high ISO. 4.9fps image capture. Raw shooting support. 1080p60 video. Mic input for video.
Cons: Fixed LCD. Images on the noisy side. Limited burst shooting in Raw. Small pentamirror viewfinder.
REVIEW: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens Review
18 December 2012
Excerpt: Handling and features A standard zoom for FX format DSLRs covering wide angle to telephoto focal lengths without the size, weight or cost of f/2.8 equivalents. This lens costs around £520 and includes Nikon's second generation VR system and silent focusing with full time manual focus override. Can it really compete for quality with Nikon's professional lenses? We'll find out in this review.
Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G AF-S VR Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
Excerpt: Launched in June 2012 and now a kit lens for the Nikon D600, this full-frame 24–85mm f/3.5–4.5G AF-S ED VR ($597, street) is Nikon’s third version of its 24–85mm lens and the first with Vibration Reduction. It has one element of expensive low-dispersion (ED) glass, three aspherical elements, a weather-resistant O-ring around the lensmount, Nikon’s SWM autofocus motor, and the M/A “manual-priority” mode that allows for manual-focus touchup when the lens is set to...
Summary: Although the suggested retail price for the Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens is £519, it can be bought for as little as £429. This is a good price for a basic zoom lens designed for a full-frame DSLR. While there are compromises that come with a lens of this price, they are easily overcome, and the centre sharpness of the lens is very good, as is the optical image stabilisation.
Summary: Buy this lens if: - You want a capable general-purpose zoom lens for a Nikon camera body. - You require detailed images with accurate colour reproduction. - You want fast and quiet autofocusing. - You want effective built-in image stabilisation. Don’t buy this lens : - For macro photography and extreme close-ups. - As a copying lens. - If you're concerned about size and weight.
Pros: You want a capable general-purpose zoom lens for a Nikon camera body., You require detailed images with accurate colour reproduction., You want fast and quiet autofocusing., You want effective built-in image stabilisation. Buy this lens if:, You want a capable general-purpose zoom lens for a Nikon camera body., You require detailed images with accurate colour reproduction., You want fast and quiet autofocusing., You want effective built-in image stabilisation. Don’t b...
Cons: For macro photography and extreme close-ups., As a copying lens., If you're concerned about size and weight.
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR (FX) - Review / Test Report
22 November 2012
Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR leaves us with mixed impressions. Mechanically, there's not much to complain about. The built quality is good and in line with other current consumer-grade Nikkor lenses. The optical stabilization works very well, even at short focal lengths, and thanks to a silent-wave drive the AF is silent and quite fast.