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      AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR


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      Key Features


      Compact and versatile 5X standard zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture
      • Perfect for landscapes, portraits, weddings and distant subjects offering a constant maximum aperture to maintain exposure settings throughout the entire zoom range and VR II Image Stabilization.
      Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
      • Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
      2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
      • Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture setting.
      M/A Focus Mode Switch
      • Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
      Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
      • Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
      Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
      • Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.
      Extended range on Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras
      • Angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of 36-180mm in FX/35mm format.
      Nano Crystal Coat
      • Further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
      3 Aspherical Lens Elements
      • Aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration, even when shooting at the widest available aperture.
      Internal Focus (IF)
      • Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.
      Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
      • Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.




      Price (when new)
      $1,299.95
      Mount Type
      Nikon F-Bayonet
      Year Introduced
      2010
      Focal Length Range
      24-120mm
      Zoom Ratio
      5.0x
      Maximum Aperture
      f/4
      Minimum Aperture
      f/22
      Format
      FX/35mm
      Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
      61
      Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
      1320'
      Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
      84
      Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)
      2030'
      Maximum Reproduction Ratio
      0.24x
      Lens Elements
      17
      Lens Groups
      13
      Compatible Format(s)
      FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
      Diaphragm Blades
      9
      Distance Information
      Yes
      Nano Crystal Coat
      Yes
      ED Glass Elements
      2
      Super Integrated Coating
      Yes
      Autofocus
      Yes
      AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
      Yes
      Internal Focusing
      Yes
      Minimum Focus Distance
      1.5ft.(0.45m)
      Focus Mode
      Auto, Manual
      G-type
      No
      Filter Size
      77mm
      Rear Focusing
      No
      Accepts Filter Type
      Screw-on
      Dimensions (mm)
      84x103mm (Diameter x Length)
      Dimensions (inch)
      3.3x4.1 in. (Diameter x Length
      Weight (grams)
      (670g)
      Weight (lbs)
      23.6
      Supplied Accessories
      * HB-53 Bayonet Lens Hood
      * LC-77 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
      * LF-1 Rear Lens Cap
      * CL-1218 Soft Lens Case


    Review of Product: AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
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      Re: AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

      Back when I bought my D300 (2007-2008), I bought and tried many lenses, inlcuding a 24-120mm DX. I had heard that some of them gave the occasional blurred and/or soft images but I had to try this lens for myself so I bought one of them and immediately set about giving it a thorough test out on both the D300 and a D80, with as many different types of shots under as many different conditions as possible - early morning, sunset, overcast days, sunny days, into the sun, away from the sun, parallel to the sun left and right, inside shots with/without a flash - SB 400 and SB600, etc etc etc... After about a week of this I came to the conclusion that it worked better on the D80 on which it yielded acceptable results, not perfect but acceptable. On the D300 some fo the shots were indeed blurry but more on the right hand side of the picture. Close-ups with plenty of light were significantly less blurry but as light grew weaker and/or the subject was further away, the blurring got more noticable. I sold the lens to a guy, telling him exactly what I found but he was happy...

      Now onto the 24-120mm FX...

      Just 5 days ago I bought a D600 and at the word of the resident Nikon expert at the camera shop, I gave yet another 24-120mm a go, as it was, in his words "a completely new lens built for FF and would be perfectly suited to the D600". Reading a handful of reviews on our old favourite, the internet, after I bought it and before I had tried the D600 out, I soon learned that the average score was quite good for this lens, in the region of about 8 - 9 out of 10. I had good conditions to try it out the other day,, overcast at times but manily sunny and even the occasional very light shower or two, so I shot at all zoom levels and was quite pleasntly surprised at the difference between the older model and this one. In the bright sunshine results were very acceptable and as the light dropped and without making any adjustmensts from my original settings, the images only grew a bit darker but didn't really drop any sharpness. Taking pictures of trees with fine tiny leaves at small distances still revealed each individual leaf instead of a jumbled mess of green like I experienced in some shots with the older version of this lens. Edges where dark colours met very light colours - black against white or similar - gave very sharp edges in all the levels of light. Overall, I am quite impressed with the early results of this lens and feel that with a little more experience tucked under the belt, it will yield some great results.

      Right now, I'd go along with the results I have seen on various websites, overall, and I'd mark it similarly...
          



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