Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S
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Lens is sharp, feels good in my hands, and was a great value for the price.
9 December 2013
Summary: Even though this lens is constructed of mostly plastic, it still feels good in my hands and has not been a disappointment as far as being sharp. The 85mm end is good for portraits and the 24mm end is fair for landscapes. My only complaint is the lens shade is a little too close to the zoom ring when I bring it back to 24mm. I have large hands and the shade bumps into them. I could leave the shade off, but I like it on my lenses for added protection.
Summary: This lens was purchased with the purchase of a D600 SLR Body to mirror my favorite Nikor Travel VR DX 16mm-85mm Zoom used with my D7000, D7100, and D300s Nikon DSLR bodies. I personally use the DX 16mm-85mm and the D7000 and D7100 with battery-Grips as my favorite travel weight and sized choice.
Summary: I'm still in process of migrating from DX to FX, I had no zoom in this range, except the 18-200 VR which is a DX lens, a bit heavier, a bit slower a bit less sharp, the only lens I had in this range is the 50mm f1.8 AFS, which I use on the D800 and I HAVE to shoot at 1/125 or I get blurry pictures, so ... the VR is a very welcome feature when shooting with the D800, it works wonders, I can shoot at 1/2 the focal length and still get a sharp image !
Pros: VR, Light, Small, Decent price compared to other FX nikon zooms, I can shoot by hand at slow speeds and get sharp images :)
Cons: The corners at 24 mm never get really sharp, if you pixel peep, they are soft, period., At 85 mm it is quite decent at f/8, Use the hood or a filter, the front lens is very exposed , it's easy to touch it accidentally , or even scratch, bumped against something
Summary: Small, light, versatile 'walk-around' lens that has proven very useful for event (even indoors with limited lighting), portrait, and travel photography with a D800. At its focal-length extremes, it's not as sharp or as free from aberrations as one might like. Yet, image quality is very good, and its package of features at this price point makes it a bargain.