Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S
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Is It A Keeper??
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.
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.
Excerpt: This lens is not a good 'standard' lens. While color and clarity are good, this lens has significant edge distortion and vignetting. Given away 'free' with a new D600, it looked like a good deal, but as you can see from the pictures I've sent, it is a wide angle lens, and not the lens I would have...
Excerpt: I bought this lens as a first step to move from my D7000 to a D600. I expected it would act on a DX body as a 36-127mm lens and be a little more fast than my 18-105 DX lens. Actually, the maximum zoom is less than the 18-105 DX, I don't know why.
Pros: Nice Bokeh
Cons: Poor Maximum Zoom, Slow Focus, Zoom Ring Too Tight
Summary: I bought this lens along with my new D610. Nikon 24-85 focuses fast and is very good when used outdoors. I have been contemplating buying this one or the more expensive 24-70 and eventually bought both. I use this one as walk around lens and the 24-70 indoors.
Excerpt: Nice lens, not great. I wish all lenses had constant apertures.. I know, they'd be too expensive. That's what I mean by: good for what it is. I just raised the money to return this one and bought the 24-70 2.8(fixed aperture) instead. That lens I love, but I know, I'm reviewing the 24-85 3.5-4.5.
Excerpt: Lens has a lot of light falloff around the edges, and does not go away until stopped down to nearly f8. Quite a bit of distortion at the wide angle end, and at the long end as well. Zoom ring is rather small to grasp with your fingers, and a bit tight to twist.
Excerpt: I got this lens from B&H and tested out on a D7000 Nikon body. I don't have FX yet. It's very sharp but watch out for a very stiff zoom ring (too stiff). This was the case with my copy. I am sending mine in for an exchange.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Very Sharp
Excerpt: The lens is very sharp, I will give it that. However, my copy has typical Nikon consumer lens decentering, with left side perfect, right side all stretched and fuzzy looking at 24mm. 85mm does not show the problem. Barreling at 24mm and pincushioning distortion at 85mm is outright nasty.
Excerpt: Least liked in my bag but it has its uses. Silly lock which must be unlocked to go to macro mode???? What were they thinking. Good construction but does not focus easy. Will use when necessary but this lens is overpriced