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Nikon 24-85mm AF-S f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens Review.
Nikon 24-85mm AF-S f/3.5-4.5G ED VR is equivalent to a 36-136.5mm lens with DX-format cameras.
lens Key Features.
Focal length 24-85mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5-4.5
Minimum aperture f/22-29
16 elements in 11 groups (including 1 ED glass and 3 aspherical lens elements)
Minimum focus distance 0.38 m/1.25 ft
No. of diaphragm blades 7 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size 72mm
Diameter x length Approximately 78 x 82 mm/3.1 x 3.2 in.
Weight Approximately 465 g /16.4 oz.
This is a great multipurpose lens, I highly recommend this lens.
I bought this lens with my Nikon D810 as a kit lens, before that time I owned and used Nikon D7000 with Nikon 18-105mm lens for about four years, I was so surprised how much sharper this Nikon 24-85mm lens is compared to the Nikon 18-105mm lens that I have, this lens is a great performer and I highly recommend this lens.
If you go to DXOmark and look up the score test of this lens with the Nikon D7100 and compare this lens with Nikon 18-105mm lens the both get the same score of 10, but using these lenses in real life I find the Nikon 24-85mm much better.
I like to use this lens for group shots – party and event photoshoot.
Conclusion and recommendation.
A very good all-around lens with VR, good for travel photography and video shooting.
A great multipurpose lens, I highly recommend this lens.