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8.8 out of 10

Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S

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Overall 10
10

Compared to the 24-70 f2.8...

Rom, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I've been using this lens with my D600 for the past year. I've gotten some outstanding shots, but I started to wonder if I'm loosing something on my full frame 24mp. So I rented the flagship 24-70 f2.8 and shot about 1000 shots over a weekend. I'm happy to say that this cheaper Nikon is as good as the more expensive one for 95% of shooting situations. You may not get the glorified corner-corner sharpness, but then again who really needs that all the time?
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Barrel distortion
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Overall 6
6.0

Variable Aperture = Very Average Lens

MrRyeB, Bestbuy
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: I wanted a zoom lens that I could snap on and use for walking around shooting but primarily landscape shooting.
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Overall 10
10

Best bang for the buck in a PRO quality lens.

claudej12000, Ebay
3 weeks ago
Overall 10
10

good all around lens

terry1006, Bestbuy
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: the 24 to 85 lens is great for everyday shooting with a very sharp image.
  • Pros: wide angle to zoom
  • Cons: nothing
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Overall 10
10

Under-rated lens for landscapes

Alex, yes a runner and professor, B&H Photo
13 June 2014
  • Excerpt: The main limitation, common to zooms anyway, is distortion if you need to shoot architectural images. But for landscapes the limitation that has been noted is a bit more CA than other competing lenses. However, my copy has very little - less say than my Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 (which doesn't have a lot). It's also called soft in the extreme corners, but it isn't bad there and really, who but pixel peepers would care? It's a sharp lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Bang for the Buck

Bob Woolcock, B&H Photo
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Greta results for a walk about do it all inexpensive lens. Not a pro lens, but with a little imagination and moderate skill in post you can make it work.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid, walk-around general purpose lens

jstill, B&H Photo
2 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I normally rent the 24-70 2.8 for specific projects but found that I needed a reasonably similar economical solution available onsite all the time; this lens fills that need for me. Its compact, reasonably sharp and the VR offsets the 3.5-4.5 max aperture limitation; works very well hand-held at lower speeds.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
  • Cons: Minor Lens Distortion, Stiff Manual Handling
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 10
10

nice lens

clovergo, Bestbuy
3 May 2014
  • Summary: Easy to use, high quality, compatible with other Nikon bodies. It came with a bundle package so I save some money on it, and I'm very happy with it.
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Overall 4
4.0

I thought it was inadequate.

Rookie, Adorama
1 May 2014
  • Excerpt: portrait and wedding... The crisp pictures just weren't there. I thought it was me until I took it to a professional photographer who quickly explained why it sucked. My pictures looked out of focus when zoomed in to 100 on photoshop. I bought a better quality lens, $1800 later, and finally got the quality I was looking for. Even with auto focus, this Nikon lens couldn't deliver the quality that I wanted.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Is It A Keeper??

Suntouched, Adorama
29 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a handy focal length to have and if you want this focal length there are few other choices for FX. I am using this on a D610. Size and weight are great. Color and contrast is good. VR is nice to have. Focus is accurate. It is sharp enough for most applications.<br /><br />IQ can be excellent or mediocre - and there lays the problem- inconsistent output. It's like the resolution isn't quite there for the D610 although it was a kit lens for this camera.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Inconsistent output
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