The Lens You Wish Nikon Made

Started Dec 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
joejack951 Senior Member • Posts: 2,682
Re: 24-105 f/4 VR

Tony Bonanno wrote:

joejack951 wrote:

Tony Bonanno wrote:

Loved the Canon version, but switched to Nikon system with a lot of pro glass.. but sure wish they had the equivalent of Canon's 24-105 f/4 IS, with pro level IQ.

What's wrong with the 24-120mm f/4 VR?

That's a good question Joejack. I probably should look at the 24-120 again. I was concerned about the IQ initially, but the new 24-120 lenses may be the sweet spot now ?

I've never used the older 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 (VR or not) but based on what I've read everywhere the consensus is that the new lens far outperforms the old one. And its specs certainly indicate that it should, with a constant f/4 aperture, 9 aperture blades, Nano coating, multiple VR modes, and a pretty nice build.

I got mine for $950 used but they go on sale occasionally for $1000 new (one of those sales happening about a month after I bought my lens!). It's the most common lens mounted on our D3S. I sometimes wish for f/2.8 but I didn't want to spend for the 24-70/2.8 at the time (right after buying the D3S) and the extra focal length does come in handy. The VR gets infrequent use but sharp photos at 1/15" and 120mm is pretty cool when you need it.

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