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8.9 out of 10

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent low cost choice for both DX and FX

lff, Adorama
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
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Nikonfan, B&H Photo
4 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Love this lens. Tack sharp, right focus length range for indoors. Smaller than my 28-300mm and sharper, too!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Outstanding

JAMESc, B&H Photo
1 January 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Distortion
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Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S Nikkor review by sjkip

sjkip, slrgear.com
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
  • Cons: Substandard optical quality; not very sharp
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Overall 10
10

Nice all around lense

Miro, B&H Photo
14 December 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Handy all-around compact zoom

Greg, Amazon
10 December 2014
  • Summary: Excellent lens. Smaller and lighter than the 24-120mm and has sufficient range for most walk around needs. Works well on the D750.
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Overall 10
10

Superb lens, absolutely sharp!

Mister Bumbles, B&H Photo
1 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens appears to be sharp across all apertures and the full wide to zoom range. It's lightning fast, and a pleasure to work with.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

perfect lens for small events

Joseph, B&H Photo
11 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I use it for portraits weddings and small get togthers.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Nikkor 24-85mm is a Great Lens!

T-Rex, B&H Photo
11 November 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a great everyday lens to keep on your camera for grab and go. I'm very pleased with it.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

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.
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