Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR User Reviews

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

Went hiking yesterday with my D750 and 24-120 f/4 attached to a Spider Pro Holster v2. Took about 150 photos. Mostly landscapes but also some portraits (I went with some friends) and some close-ups of flowers as well. Here are my observations: - Handling: not the best. The lens has zoom creep and even while the Spider Holster made the lens hang horizontally I still noticed it often wasn't at 24mm when I got my camera. The zoom ring on my sample also feels a bit loose, not as exact as say the ...

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The_Hammerhead

After testing this lens I was surprised how sharp this full ranged zoom is. There is no other useful travel zoom for Nikon FX cameras. Forget the Nikkor 28-300mm VR it is miles away comparing to the 24-120 mm F4 VR. Forget the cheaper 24-120 mm F 3,5-4,5 VR it is disappointing at all. It is a little heavy but this is the tribute to good quality and best performance. In case I need more range I would choose another lens for example the Nikkor 70-200 mm F4 VR. Maybe in the future they will find ...

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bocajrs
 

I owned this lens for about 5 years. Great build, nano coat and used for family, traveling, walking around town. If not this bad boy, the 70-200 2.8VR2 is on my D750 :)

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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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sirhawkeye64
 

So I reviewed this back probably a year ago only after a few months of use.  Now I'm going to provide a slight update to that review.... Pros: (1) wide focal length (2) lightweight (fairly lightweight for a lens of this capability/focal range) (3) decently fast AF (not the fastest though) (4) reasonably durable (5) Bokeh is nice/decent

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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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User6583619305
 

I use it on a D7100 as a "carry-around" lens. It has a decent range and will also cover full-frame bodies, should I decide to upgrade.

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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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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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