Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Announced Aug 19, 2010 •
Zoom lens | Nikon F (FX) | 2193

How does 5x zoom that spans from wideangle to telephoto stands against more specialized lenses? At 24mm, 18-35G is clearly better lens. But at 35mm, it is not so clear cut. 24-120 often starts a bit softer, but it sharpens great at f/8. At 70mm, 24-120 is better lens than Tamron 70-300 when stopped down a bit. Smaller depth of field and unequal focused zone may play important role in comparisons. At 120mm, Tamron is better in corners but Nikon is better in near center. Focused zone is really ...

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Overall, the 24-120mm in my opinion, is a decent lens, considering it's a kit lens with most D810/D750 bodies. It does have some distortion, but this can usually be fixed in PS or LR (although little to no distortion would be ideal obviously). I've used this lens for about 5 months now, and it's basically my walk-around lens, and it has suited me well. The only other drawback is that the lens is a bit slow (being its largest aperture is f4), so if you're looking for a "true" walk-around lens ...

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Zollie

I was recently picking this lens as a part of a camera lens kit and used as a default choice to attach to my D810. Honestly, I was not expecting anything outstanding from a standard zoom lens other than solid Nikon performance, however, this glass exceeded all my expectations by far. AF is really fast and accurate, zoom range is wider than most standards and sharpness is outstanding. I am interested in shooting portraits, even ordered a dedicated lens for that to get the right specs (Nikon ...

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I thought I'd write a short user's review of the Nikon 24-140 f/4 G VR lens now that I've had it for about a year. I've used it mainly with my D700, and to a lesser extent with my D300. Bottom line: it is a terrific lens and I'm delighted with it. I bought this because I wanted a general purpose FX zoom. For my purposes the focal length range, constant f/4 aperture and VR were just right. But before buying it, I hummed and hawed about the lukewarm to outright negative comments I saw online ...

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i know that considering the price, the 24-120 aspires to be more than just a kit lens but since it is offered that way with the D750, it is fair that it should be assessed in that light as well. For the most part, it is quite an impressive lens and not just in the "Kit" world. Construction is truly excellent. Coming from Canon the Nikon truly eclipses a lens like the 28-135 IS and easily plays with the 24-105 L IS; I would not quite put it on par with the 24-70 but certainly not a world of ...

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It's very hard to fault this lens given it's cost. There is slight vignetting at 24mm, easily corrected if you PP. Colours are excellent, performance across the range is crisp, sharp and the contrast just right. It doesn't weigh too much, although the trade off is the f4 aperture I suppose. Still, it took me a while to setle on this as a permanent resident on my D610, but once there, only the best primes dislodge it ( and then only when something is due to be printed at poster size). This, ...

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Why is this is the Rodney Dangerfield of Nikon lenses? It's no slouch, and yet it's not the fastest. It's not the sharpest. It's not the lightest. It's not the brightest. It's not the most rugged. It doesn't produce the best bokeh. So why have I barely removed it from my D750 since I got it? Because for most casual shooting, the compromises have been more than worth it. Compared to a prime lens, or to a 24-70mm f/2.8, this lens offers great VR, great range, and great portability. I almost ...

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Parag Parelkar
 

I bought this lens last year. I had been using Nikkor 28~105 Macro D series. It has fungus which is not repairable. So I was suggested to go for this. It a good & fast lens when its used for wedding or any event purpose. But if you want to shooting products than its the worst lens. It has barrel & pinch cushion distortion through out its focal length and also produce chromatic aberrations even in flat lighting. I use this lens on D300 & D800 as well as my older D70. I miss my 28~105 macro D ...

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James90402
 

I have one camera, a D800, 7 superb Nikkor lenses & one good Nikkor lens (50 mm f1.4).  I've had many other Nikkor lenses, all sold.  Each lens that I now have was carefully chosen after much experimentation & thought.  The 24-120 mm f/4 is my walk-around lens.  I hiked in rain forests with only this lens on my D800 and was able to shoot armies of leaf-eater ants close up and wide as well as tribes of monkeys, screaming at us from the treetops.  When I was able to bring it too, I did get ...

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StreetPhotographer
 

I bought this lens for my D800, and I've been very pleasantly surprised. It's almost as sharp as the24-70mm f/2.8, but with excellent VR, in many situations it can beat the 24-70. A real winner. Problems: Absolutely none.

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