Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G IF-ED
That's normal for an autofocus zoom lens. Its not related to the fact that it is a "G" lens. I would expect you would see the same thing on the upcoming 24-120.
I bought this lens and i'm very happy with the pictures quality
obtained. However, I notice that the front elements have a lot of
free play, "loose wigling". I can feel they're loosed when I hold
and move the lenses in my hand. Is it normal that "free play" for a
"G" type or my lenses is defected? How about the upcoming model
24-120G which is similar? Any thoughs or comments? Thanks.