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

bythom nikkor 24-85mm f28-4
  • FX coverage
  • Autofocus (no in-lens focus motor), internal focus
  • 15 elements in 11 groups, 2 aspherical elements
  • 9-blade rounded aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22 (at 24mm)
  • 72mm filter ring
  • 8" (0.2m) minimum focus; 1:5.9 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 3.2 x 3.1" (82.5 x 78.5mm) long, diameter
  • 19.2 ounces (545g) weight
  • included HB-25 petal lens hood, caps
  • US$745
  • Model Number 1929
  • Announced pre DSLR era

Thom's Mini Review: I'm just not a fan of this lens. Both samples I've tried were certainly not great wide open, which is why most people seem to be attracted to it (the f/2.8 at 24mm versus the f/3.5 of the other variable zoom at this range). I just don't see the half stop aperture gain at the wide end (less at the telephoto end) being worth it, at all. Beyond that, the lens is not AF-S and doesn't have VR, either. The oddball 72mm filter ring size just adds to drawback list. If you need a mid-range zoom that's not f/2.8, the 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR and the 24-120mm f/4G VR are much better choices, in my opinion. Not Recommended

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