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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.

Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

lens Key Features.

Focal length 24-85mm

Maximum aperture f/3.5-4.5

Minimum aperture f/22-29

Lens construction.

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.

Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens on Amazon. 

This is a great multipurpose lens, I highly recommend this lens.
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Nikon D700 – 1/60s ISO 100 – f/11 + Nikon 24-85mm @ 24mm.
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Nikon D700 – 1/50s ISO 100 – f/8.0 + Nikon 24-85mm @ 45mm.

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.

Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Nikon D810 – 1/30s ISO 640 – f/16 + Nikon 24-85mm @ 32mm and Flash.
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Nikon D810 – 1/50s ISO 200 + Nikon 24-85mm @ 85mm and Flash.
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Nikon D700 + Nikon 24-85mm @24mm f/8 – ISO 200 1/8s + Nikon SB 910 flash TTL.
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Nikon D700 + Nikon 24-85mm @24mm – f/8 – ISO 200 – 1/320s + Nikon SB 910 flash.
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.

Nikon 24-85mm AF-S f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens Review
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