Good value for money

Started Oct 21, 2015 | User reviews thread
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Zakzoezie New Member • Posts: 7
Good value for money
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Although I would have liked an even more compact & lightweight standard FF kit zoom lens (ie 24-70 f/3.5-5.6 VR) to accompany my D750, I must admit this one is really good value for money. It is very sharp throughout the whole focal range, only when zooming all the way in at 85mm it looks a bit soft when wide open, but still very sharp when stopped down two stops. AF is simply fast. Distortion (after in camera correction) is acceptable, but not 100% perfect as can be expected from a zoom lens at this price tag. It handles great lens flares & ghosts and produces very decent sunstars when completely stopped down to f/22. I see only minor CA issues and purple/green fringing, the remaining part is easily corrected in post. VR works great. So nothing really disturbing about this lens. Care should be taken with the filters however. No stacking of filters is possible at the wide end. Even with one filter, you're on the "edge" and when using a polarizer outdoors you can already see some light falloff on the edges. So when used with care, as a all-round walk around lens, this is currently the best lightweight zoom for Nikon FF bodies.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR
Zoom lens • Nikon F (FX) • 2204
Announced: Jun 14, 2012
Zakzoezie's score
3.5
Average community score
3.9
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR
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