Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
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Spend a little more money and get the 18-200mm, you won't regret it!
14 August 2011
Summary: First off, this is a big lens. It's a little big for what you get from it, so for the size and weight it should perform better. It's a pretty heavy lens also so be prepared to hold up some weight if you're out walking around with it! I suggest a tripod for this lens at all times as the quality you get from this lens is sub-par unless you can hold perfectly still.
Summary: I purchased two of the above lenses and both had inner barrels, (the coaxial mounted inner barrel which moves when zooming) that had too much slop in the clearances. On both lenses, I could grab the end of the lens and move it back and forth from side to side and up and down. Both lenses were made in Thailand. I will attempt to find a store selling the Japanese made units. Hopefully they will have better fit and finish.
Summary: I was first in line to buy this lens when it first came out. It is a very convenient lens for everyday shooting. However, I was extremely disappointed with how soft the lens is. The center of the frame can be sharp, but there is a rapid falloff to softness in the corners. I wish Nikon would update this useful zoom with better optics. Their 18-200 VR is a great lens for DX sensors, but this one for full-frame cameras isn't worth bothering with.
Summary: I am not a lens expert - not by a long-shot. But, I can say that I wish I had researched this lens better before I bought it. Since purchasing it in January, I can say that I have read some rather poor reviews of it online. The numbers make it look like this is the perfect do-everything lens, especially with the VR. Such is not the case because I am left longing for more sharpness, a larger aperture, better zoom, etc. Here is a link to read a review: [...
Summary: UMM, Amazon?? Are you there?? You made a HUGE TYPO on this one! The max aperture is f/3.5, not f/2.5!! BIG DIFFERENCE! I am not a lens expert - not by a long-shot. But, I can say that I wish I had researched this lens better before I bought it. Since purchasing it in January, I can say that I have read some rather poor reviews of it online. The numbers make it look like this is the perfect do-everything lens, especially with the VR.
Summary: Other reviewers have not mentioned the dreadful barrel distortion which makes architectural work a nightmare. I expected much better when I bought this bundled with a D700. My bridge camera is much better.
Summary: I'd read some negative press about this lens but assumed it was picky professionals. I'm just a keen amateur and wanted a mid range VR lens that wasn't too heavy. This sounded perfect. My camera is a full frame D700. However the image quality is poor - very poor - in fact I was shocked just how poor it is. Certainly fine for 6*4 prints but I did a careful comparison between this and my 50mm 1.4 Nikon prime lens.
Summary: What a shame! Nikon doesn't offer many choices for standard zooms on full frame cameras, and this one is the only obvious choice for use on cameras such as the D700 without going to professional grade lenses. Unfortunately the optical quality isn't up to Nikon's usual standards, in spite of the ED elements. It is extremely soft at the wide end of the range, especially at wider apertures. Colour fringes are often a problem, and don't seem to correct well in software.
Summary: Ich besitze zu meiner D700 als Allroundzoom das AFS-Nikkor 28-70mm f2,8. Diese Optik wiegt fast 1 Kilo und dies ist für den Zoombereich ganz schön happig. Aus diesem Grund habe ich das leichtere und kompaktere 24-120 Nikon mit VR erstanden. Positive Eigenschaften: * gute Verarbeitung, es wckelt nichts, alle Ringe laufen spielfrei * Größe und Gewicht sind im Verhältnis zum Zoombereich und der Lichtstärke durchaus outdoorfreundlich * Obwohl größtenteils aus Kunststoff, ist...