Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S
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Excellent low cost choice for both DX and FX
4 weeks ago
Excerpt: On my DX this lens was superb. I lost a little at the Wide end but gained a great deal in sharpness. Excellent performer on my FX for the price. 85mm extremely sharp and very good for macro work.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: I have 24-70/2.8g but its size and weight limits its everyday use. Picked up this lens mainly for its relatively small size and weight. Too my surprise this lens performs much more than what I expected initially. It's super sharp by f/9 - there is no difference in sharpness between the two. The zoom right on my copy is little tight between 24mm and 35mm but my 24-70 had even tighter zoom right throughout.
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S Nikkor review by sjkip
29 December 2014
Summary: Based on limited careful experimentation, thus far, on my Nikon D610, this lens has been a real disappointment. My old-fashioned 28-105D is far sharper on this camera and even provides not-bad macro without an extension tube, which is required with the 24-85 to focus close enough for any kind of macro work. The 24-85 has VR, but with a relatively noise-free ISO range up to about 2500 on the D610, that doesn't make much difference.
Pros: Handy size and focal length range; not too expensive
Excerpt: For the money this lense is very good. Is not as sharp as the best Nikon lenses, but is costs only a fraction of their price. It has some noticeable barrel distortion at the wide end. Other than that it is pretty nice basic lense.
Very sharp image in low light using image stabilization.
Pilot Mark in Arizona, USA "Pilot Mark", Amazon
10 November 2014
Summary: Mount this lens onto the D810 and you now have a behemoth of a camera. I've been using the Olympus OM DEM5 and OM DEM1 cameras with electronic zoom and focus controls, so when I actuated the zoom ring on this lens it was quite a surprise as to how stiff it was to do so. I'm sure I 'll get used to it, but by comparison, it is very stiff.