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  1. #11
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    Re: Is anyone using their AF-S 24-120 f/4 regularly with good results?

    I'll just drop off this suggested reading from DXO Mark and their review of this lens. I haven't read it closely but it seems to confirm what I've seen regarding both the vignetting and CA, generally speaking.

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  2. #12
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    Re: Is anyone using their AF-S 24-120 f/4 regularly with good results?

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
    I'm by no means disputing what you say you're seeing, but I've never had an issue with either. Granted, I have Lens Profile Correction and Chromatic Aberration Removal applied to all my imaged import to LR, but I went out and searched my catalog for images that fall in your problem area and I've got to say that when I turned off both corrections the difference was minimal at best, and that was mostly CA on the wide end in the very corners, and then only with extreme light. With correction turned on it's gone immediately.

    I understand your point about it being a $1200 lens, and if it bothers you spend the extra $700 for the trinity lens (which has yet to be updated with VR). Given that I get extra reach and any "problem" literally fixes itself on import that money is far better spent for me, and I'd lose a ton of reach.
    And I'm certainly not disagreeing with your results. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, after all.

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  3. #13
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    Re: Is anyone using their AF-S 24-120 f/4 regularly with good results?

    I have the three f/2.8 Trinity lenses, love them, and use them around home, or when I can work out of the car. But not wanting to carry all of that, I take only the 24-120mm f/4 on vacation trips, or anytime as a walk-around all-day with one lens thing.

    It's a great lens. It may not do f/2.8, and it may be wide open for bounce flash at f/4, but it sure beats the f/3.5-f/5.6 lenses. I have absolutely no issues with it, and I can carry it.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Is anyone using their AF-S 24-120 f/4 regularly with good results?

    Sounds as if I'll be perfectly content with the performance of this lens after all. I ended up scoring it for free so there's no way I could complain about it!
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    Re: Is anyone using their AF-S 24-120 f/4 regularly with good results?

    Is anyone using their AF-S 24-120 f/4 regularly with good results?
    Hi,

    I use this lens on my D750. I bought my D750 with the 24-85 VR "kit lens".
    But I like a constant f4 and the longer 120 mm end more. Much more.
    I also have the 70-200 f4 lens.
    I bought the Kenko 1.4 Pro DGX extender for that 70-200. But surprisingly, it also works very good onto my 24-120 lens.
    With the Kenko on my cam, I have a 168 mm f5.6 lens! With good results.
    So now I have a very good walk around lens, with the possibility to make it a near 170 mm lens.
    For visiting cities I travel quite light, these days!

    120 mm

    Testing with extender.

    120 mm

    120 x 1.4 = 168 mm

    This was a test after AF fine tuning.

    Total picture. 120 mm

    100% crop.

    400% crop!
    This was just a playing testshot, handheld shooting.
    If the Nikon 24-70 did have VR, maybe I would have that lens. But I like VR (getting older ).
    I love my combo as I have it now.

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    Re: Is anyone using their AF-S 24-120 f/4 regularly with good results?

    @Ad B is this the extender you're using? Does it work with the autofocus, etc?

    Amazon.com : Kenko 1.4X PRO 300 Teleconverter DGX Nikon AF Digital SLRs : Camera Lenses : Electronics

    Any experience with the 2.0 converter? That seems like it would be good if I didn't plan on getting any more telephoto lenses.

  7. #17
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    Re: Is anyone using their AF-S 24-120 f/4 regularly with good results?

    Hi,

    yes, this is the 1.4x extender I'm using.
    I didn't buy the Nikon extender, because he didn't fit the 24-120 lens (and the price is nearley twice the Kenko)
    The Kenko version did fit very well. And yes, sure my AF works like without.
    Otherwise I didn't bought it. I'm not such a manual AF person...

    I have no experience with 2x extenders. But you can read everywhere, your getting a fairly decraese of sharpness and quality.
    It seems to be one step too much for a fairly good lens.

    Sometimes, I shoot at 1.2 mode (30x20), still 16 Mp pictures. When I need a bit "more lenght".
    With the 24-120 lens+1.4 extender, I have a 200 mm f5.6 at 120 mm (120mmx1.4x1.2=201.6 mm).
    Off course, fast AF and sharp pictures.

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    Re: Is anyone using their AF-S 24-120 f/4 regularly with good results?

    I also have the kenko 1.4 TC. I can confirm that it does work with my Nikon lenses, however I am not able to get AF working with Tamron lenses for some reason.

    I don't usually have the 1.4 TC connected with my copy of the 24-120mm lens, but I did connect them both temporarily when I was testing to see what lenses would work with the converter.
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  9. #19
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    Re: Is anyone using their AF-S 24-120 f/4 regularly with good results?

    Do y'all turn VR off when you don't absolutely need it? I know on the Canon's that if you have IS turned on when say taking a photo of a still subject from a tripod with a slightly longer exposure that the IS would actually introduce a slight bit of vibration decreasing the overall sharpness. Same issue on the Nikon side?
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    Re: Is anyone using their AF-S 24-120 f/4 regularly with good results?

    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Gauge View Post
    Do y'all turn VR off when you don't absolutely need it? I know on the Canon's that if you have IS turned on when say taking a photo of a still subject from a tripod with a slightly longer exposure that the IS would actually introduce a slight bit of vibration decreasing the overall sharpness. Same issue on the Nikon side?
    Same issue, same fix.

    If I'm going with the tripod, VR gets turned off just after the camera is locked into the tripod.
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