Nikon AF Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

Announced Aug 29, 2000 •
Zoom lens | Nikon F (FX)
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My first DSLR was and still is the D7000 from NIKON. I bought the body and just this lens 24 - 85 f 1: 2.8 - 4. Since I have bought a 12-24 (Sigma) a 80-200 Nikon, both full frame, and a 35 1.8 and the 18 - 200 , both DX. I used all these lenses intensively, but I now mostly use my first the 24 - 85. Now and then the 80 - 200 will be used, but only in 1 % of the time, in very special occasions, like a portrait at home. I know the lens can perform much better on a full frame camera, but my ...

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The Nikkor AF 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF is one of two 24-XXXmm zooms in the current Nikon lens line-up. The lens has obviously a priority on a large max. aperture whereas its cousin, the AF-S 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 VR has an emphasis on range. The Nikkor is a full format lens with an aperture ring and as such usable on all Nikon film and digital SLRs. Within the scope we'll have a look how the lens performs on the Nikon D200 (APS-C DSLR) where its field-of-view is equivalent to 36-128mm on full-frame ...

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This is a good lens with its price VS quality. Mounted on a full frame D3S for drama photography with pretty good result at 85mm @5.6~8 with ISO800~1000. Under this environment, usually center is the most concern part on image quality with appropriate depth-of-field to cover the object - sharp image can be taken.

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I purchased this lens a few years ago to shoot events, architectural, and for travel. Even though I had read some negative reviews, the focal length was what I was looking for. The lens image quality is very impressive. Problems: My major, frustrating complaint is the build quality not being up to Nikons old standards. Nikon now uses plastic screw threads, which causes cross threading while attaching filters (which I use a lot). The other issue is the plastic bayonet mount, which causes the ...

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