Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
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Ignore the negative reviews...Decent lens for the money using AF-Fine Tune.
4 weeks ago
Summary: First of all, if you make your buying decisions solely on other peoples reviews of this lens then my condolences... This lens has is not as bad as some reviews say. This lens is not as sharp out of the box as some other kit lenses I've used. But that didn't stop me from buying it. If you own a Nikon camera that has the AF-Fine tune function you can get very sharp pictures with this lens. I found that at the wide end (24mm), having an AF-Fine tune of 0 was best.
worked out for years but isnt the best lens for professional pictures
16 February 2015
Summary: i used this lens for 5 years but i never really cared for its sharpness. for the most part it work out ok but it has very soft corners on the wide end and it doesnt go away till i hit f16 and up. and even at that its still slightly visible. if you are going to get a lens go with the successor of this lens or the 28 to 300mm or the 24 to 70mm (this one is a good one). and FYI most of these type of all around lenses will have soft corners.
if you are an "L" lens fan don't go for it. It works well f
23 July 2011
Summary: I needed this old lens for a special reason; using on Canon 5D mark II for video shooting. The zoom range makes this lens a very verstile lens for the work I use for, and have a chance for stopping down when needed, however moderate sharpness, aberration and other distortions makes it a not so good lens for quality still photography. I don't have to change the lenses often and a modest macro is helpful too.
Summary: I own this lens since 2004, bought it for my F100 and it worked great, was very happy. Then digital came and it was pretty useless on DX for me, kit lens with it's 18mm wide end was better choice. Then came full frame DSLR, and the lens is out of the drawer again. I've read many complaints regarding softness of this lens, but mine is sharp and the range on FF camera is good.
Summary: This lens came with my D700 kit. For the longest time, I did not have a term for comparison. I finally acquired a Nikon 80-200 2.8 (push-pull), which is supposedly much sharper than this lens (in the overlapping focal range). Surprise - it isn't! Even when pixel peeping, I could not see the difference in sharpness when shooting at the respective lens optimal aperture.
Summary: I shoot events for a major university. I use a Nikon D3 and just started to spend some real money on glass. Let me tell you the old adage is true. You get what you pay for. That said, the Nikon 24-120mm 3.5 zoom lens is a very good lens for the money. I have been using it to shoot the events for about three months. Let me tell you what I experienced with the camera stuck to my face all day long. This lens is much sharper then is reported. It is rather slow it's true.
Summary: I got this lens used from a friend, and am overall satisfied with it. For its role as a low light lens, it is adequate. It doesn't focus as close as I would like in some applications, but then, it wasn't designed as a macro lens. The current photo on Amazon of this lens is wrong, I believe. I use this lens a lot for photographing people at conventions/banquets, with flash. If you can't afford the 18-200mm VR, then by all means, get this one.