Review of Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

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Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat is a good all-round zoom lens for full-frame cameras. We will call it Nikon 24-120 / 4G for short. According to my observations Nikon 24-120 / 4G is the closest replacement for lenses Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1: 2.8G ED NanoCrystalCoat SWM IF Aspherical и Nikon ED SWM AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm 1: 2.8D. The Nikon 24-120 / 4G often comes as a whale lens (i.e. the included lens) for some full-format cameras, such as Nikon D750.

Nikon 24-120 / 4G 'is equipped' with a special psychological function - a gold ring near the front lens, which means it can be attributed to the professional lenses of the NIKON NIKKOR line. Although initially the gold ring was placed only on lenses with ED elements in the optical scheme, then marketers began to draw it on all more or less advanced lenses, even if there are no ED elements in their optical scheme (for example Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1: 1.4GN) Old lenses with ED elements do not have such a ring. As a result, in this complete confusion, the myth developed that all Nikon gold ring lenses are professional lenses, or at least premium lenses.

I advise you not to pay much attention to the presence of this very golden ring. Personally, I only relate Nikon 24-120 / 4G to professional lenses with a stretch because of the small maximum aperture of F / 4 and the Thai assembly.

I also don't like the fact that finding information on dust and moisture protection for Nikon Nikkor lenses is extremely difficult. For reference: a similar lens from Canon - Canon Zoom Lens EF 24-105mm 1: 4 L IS USM Ultrasonic (only 15 mm shorter) was released 5 years earlier and in its specifications it is clearly indicated about the presence of a durable dust- and moisture-protected design. For details on dust and moisture protection lenses Nikon Nikkor read here.

Main technical characteristics of Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat:

Review Instance Name Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat 62161144
Basic properties
Front Filter Diameter 77 mm, plastic thread for filters
Focal length 24-120 mm, EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 36-180 mm
Zoom ratio 5 x
Designed by for full-format digital cameras
Number of aperture blades 9 rounded petals that form a fairly even hole
Labels focusing distance in meters and feet, focal lengths for 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 85, 120 mm, bayonet mount tag and lens hood mounts
Diaphragm from F / 4 over the entire range of focal lengths to F / 22. The lens is deprived of the aperture control ring, control is via the camera menu (G - lens type)
MDF 0.45 m, maximum magnification ratio 1: 4.2
The weight 710 g
Optical design 17 elements in 13 groups, 3 aspherical elements (aspherical elements are shown in blue in the optical diagram) and 2 ED elements (shown in yellow in the optical diagram, the image is clickable).nikon-n-af-s-nikkor-24-120-mm-4-g-ed-vr-swm-if-aspherical-nano-crystal-coat-optical-scheme
Lens hood Nikon HB-53
Manufacturer country MADE IN THAILAND
Period From August 2010 ->
Prices

Visually optical circuits Nikon 24-120 / 4G and Nikon 28-300 / 3.5-5.6G are similar to each other, and the lenses began to be released at the same time. Most likely, Nikon simply developed a successful basis for constructing such lenses.

The main differences between Nikon 24-120 / 4G from Nikon 28-300 / 3.5-5.6G are: constant maximum relative aperture (F / 4 vs F / 3.5-5.6), wider viewing angle (24 vs 28), lower zoom ratio (5X vs 10.6X), the presence of 'N'-coating, the absence of the' LOCK 'button, Dust and moisture resistant housing and faster focusing on Nikon 24-120 / 4G. In all other respects, the lenses are very similar, therefore this review will strongly resemble a review Nikon 28-300 / 3.5-5.6G.

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat on Nikon D750

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat on camera Nikon D750

Enlightenment 'N' (Nano Crystal Coat)

Nikon 24-120 / 4G attracts with the letter 'N' on its body. 'N' stands for 'Nano Crystal Coat' - nanocrystalline optical coating. Such enlightenment allows you to cope well with glare and flare, and also creates excellent color reproduction. Most likely, only one of the lenses of this objective has an 'N' coating. It is a pity that Nikon does not indicate the number of lenses in the optical system that have such a coating. For example, in the optical scheme Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1: 2.8G ED NanoCrystalCoat SWM IF Aspherical You can see that only one lens has a Nano Crystal Coat. Many users believe that the letter 'N' is put more for marketing.

It's funny, but on different lenses, the words 'Nano Crystal Coat' are written differently. So, on the lens from the review, all the words are written separately - 'Nano Crystal Coat', on Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1: 2.8G ED SWM IF Aspherical  all words are written together - 'NanoCrystalCoat'.

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Assembly

Nikon 24-120 / 4G is made in Thailand. To the touch it is pleasant and weighty, its weight is 710 grams, Nikon 24-120 / 4G uses large filters of professional diameter of 77 mm. The lens has rubber gasket near the mount of the mount for protection against dust and moisture, the lens itself is not dustproof and waterproof.

The focusing ring is plastic, and the zoom ring is rubberized. Nikon 24-120 / 4G has metal bayonet mount. The retractable lens barrel consists of two sections, to the touch they are quite durable, without any backlash.

There is a bayonet mount mark and a mark on the case for quick installation of the hood. The lens uses a plastic hood HB-53, which is fixed in special grooves located near the front lens of the lens. The hood can be installed in the opposite direction for transportation. In this position, access to the zoom ring is practically not lost.

For the review, I used the practically new Nikon 24-120 / 4G, in which I did not notice any spontaneous change in the focal length under its own weight (the trunk of the lens does not extend itself).

The Nikon 24-120 / 4G comes with a CL-1218 soft case, and the lens itself is shipped in a small cardboard box with a typical Nikon color scheme.

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Diaphragm

Diaphragm the lens consists of 9 rounded petalswhich form a fairly even hole. It's nice that Nikon did not stint on nine petals. Aperture closes to F / 22 over the entire range of focal lengths.

Maximum f / 4 aperture is available over the entire range of focal lengths. F / 4 is exactly 1 stop (2 times) less than F / 2.8. The difference between F / 4 and F / 5.6 is also exactly 1 stop (2 times).

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Stabilizer

The Nikon 24-120 / 4G has a VR stabilizer (actually VR II - second generation), which, according to the instructions, can compensate 3.5 stops by shutter speed (sometimes in brochures and other reviews they usually write 'up to 4 stops'). In values excerpts this means that you can shoot at shutter speeds 10-12 times longer than what the lens without a stabilizer requires. Most likely, the lens uses a stabilizer identical to that of Nikon 28-300 / 3.5-5.6G.

To turn on / off the stabilizer on the lens there is a button 'VR ON / OFF'. The stabilizer can operate in two modes: 'Normal' and 'Active'.

'Normal' mode designed for most scenes and avoids movement when camera shake. Theoretically, the 'Normal' mode can still track the movement of the camera to create panoramas.

Active Mode most suitable for shooting when the camera can not only shake, but also move in different directions. Most often, it is advised to use this mode when shooting in motion.

The stabilizer itself works well. I was able to take pictures without grease and hard work at 120 mm focal length and 1/30 second.

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Focusing

Nikon 24-120 / 4G focuses quite quietly thanks to 'SWM'-motor (Silent Wbird Motor - quiet wave motor) and refers to the lens'AF-S'type (with built-in motor focusing), and therefore it will automatically focus on any Nikon digital SLR camera.

Auto Focus Speed ​​- high. Focusing time from MDF (minimum focusing distance) to infinity and vice versa is comparable to  Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1: 2.8G ED NanoCrystalCoat SWM IF Aspherical. On cameras Nikon D80, D700, D750 the lens focuses rather tenaciously and does not release objects from the zone of sharpness.

During focusing, the front and rear lenses remain stationary, as the lens uses internal focusthat is indicated on the case by the letters'IF'-'Internal Focus' - 'Inner Focus'. The front lens does not rotate while zooming. It is possible to use any filters without problems.

The minimum focusing distance is only 45 cm, while you can shoot Macro with 1: 4.5 magnification. Nikon 24-120 / 4G has a window with a scale of distances in meters and feet. There is no IPIG scale as well as labels for working in the infrared spectrum. In manual focus mode, the ring rotates 120 degrees, when it reaches the extreme positions it does not rest, but continues to slide, without affecting the focus.

Nikon 24-120 / 4G suffers greatly from the 'Focus Breathing' effect - changing the angle of view while focusing.

On the lens housing you can find focus switch 'M / A - M'. In the 'M / A' position, auto focus works with constant manual focus priority. The 'M / A' mode is very convenient and useful - for manual focusing or focus correction, you do not need to additionally switch the lens to the 'M' mode.

The focus ring has a small lag that is felt when the direction of rotation of the focus ring changes. But at the same time, Nikon 24-120 / 4G lacks the unpleasant nuance with the focus ring described in the review Nikon 28-300 / 3.5-5.6G.

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Compatibility and Features

Nikon 24-120 / 4G is designed primarily for full-frame Nikon FX cameras, but no one forbids its use on Nikon DX cameras, where its EGF is 36-180 mm. A complete replacement for Nikon 24-120 / 4G among the lenses for Nikon DX crop does not yet exist, it can be considered as close to it as possibleNikon DX AF-S Nikkor 16-85mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical и Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 16-80mm 1: 2.8-4E ED VR DX.

Nikon 24-120 / 4G will work without problems on any Nikon digital SLR camera.

Also, note that while changing the focal length, the rear lens moves in the middle of the lens body like a pump - it draws in and pushes out air. This behavior of the rear lens is called 'effect' of a vacuum cleaner, which can increase the amount of dust that accumulates in the camera.

Native alternatives to Nikon 24-120 / 4G may be:

Perhaps if Nikon 24-120 / 4G could not afford me, I would choose Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm 1: 3.5-4.5G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical.

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Image quality

Nikon 24-120 / 4G as a whole gives a good picture, has good sharpness at F / 4 in the center of the frame over the entire range of focal lengths. The exception is F / 4 @ 120mm, where the lens could have been sharper. Also, sharpness sags along the edges and corners of the frame. Closing the diaphragm, it is possible to bring sharpness along the edges and corners to normal. Nikon 24-120 / 4G tolerates side and backlight well, with a hood installed it is very difficult to catch a bunny from side light. In the backlight, the number of glare is minimal, perhaps here, however, it exhibits a special nanocrystalline enlightenment of optics. Nikon 24-120 / 4G did not do without chromatic aberration, but everything is within normal limits.

At 24 mm you can see a small distortion the nature of the distortion is homogeneous and it is not particularly difficult to remove using post editing, and modern cameras can automatically correct and distortion и chromatic aberration.

The picture itself from Nikon 24-120 / 4G, as for a 24x zoom, is very, very good. Usually, professional opticians demand some kind of fabulous indicators that go beyond common sense. I will not open America that Nikon 120-4 / XNUMXG will not surprise "terry" users who are used to shooting with super-fixes. At the same time, according to his tasks, he shows a quite suitable result.

You can download RAW source files at this link (71 files in .'NEF 'format, 2 GB) + at this link (40 file in .'NEF 'format, 1 GB). All photos were shot on Nikon D750... All photos in this gallery are on-camera JPEG without processing.

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

My experience

Nikon 24-120 / 4G is probably the best all-rounder with over 3X zoom that I have ever used. Of course, it has drawbacks associated with a drop in sharpness at the edges, a high price and a lot of weight, but this is not a prime lens to be 'razor sharp' throughout the frame, and good technology should cost the corresponding money. In general, I was pleased with the Nikon 24-120 / 4G. But still, as the main all-round lens for most tasks, I would prefer a faster Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1: 2.8G ED SWM IF Aspherical or Nikon ED SWM AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm 1: 2.8D.

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Lens prices in popular stores can look at this link, or in the price block below:

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List of all Nikon FX 24-XXX autofocus lenses:

  1. Nikon 24-50 mm 1: 3.3-4.5 AF Nikkor
  2. Nikon 24-50 mm 1: 3.3-4.5D AF Nikkor
  3. Nikon 24-70 mm 1: 2.8GN AF-S Nikkor ED Nano Crystal Coat SWM IF Aspherical
  4. Nikon 24-70 mm 1: 2.8EN AF-S Nikkor ED Nano Crystal Coat SWM IF Aspherica VR + its modification of the 'Nikon 100th Anniversary Edition'
  5. Nikon 24-85 mm 1: 2.8-4D AF Nikkor IF Aspherical Macro (1: 2)
  6. Nikon 24-85 mm 1: 3.5-4.5G AF-S Nikkor ED SWM IF Aspherical
  7. Nikon 24-85 mm 1: 3.5-4.5G AF-S Nikkor ED VR SWM IF Aspherical
  8. Nikon 24-120 mm 1: 3.5-5.6D AF Nikkor
  9. Nikon 24-120 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED AF-S Nikkor SWM VR IF Aspherical
  10. Nikon 24-120 mm 1: 4G N AF-S Nikkor ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Catalog of modern lenses for Nikon can see here.


List of all Nikon FX 28-XXX autofocus lenses:

The catalog of modern universal lenses for Nikon can be see here.

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat on Nikon D750

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat on camera Nikon D750

Results

Nikon 24-120 / 4G is a good lens. Can act as a versatile lens for a wide range of applications. Has fast auto focus, dust and moisture protection, constant aperture F / 4 throughout the focal length range, good picture, image stabilization and solid build. For many users, Nikon 24-120 / 4G belongs to the TOP lenses that should not fail.

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Comments: 200, on the topic: Review of Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

  • Lyudmila

    Expensive time of day!
    Tell me what to choose in the form of a staff for Nikon d750 ??
    24-85 f3.5-4.5 or 24-120 f4 ?? I rent more often than people, children. There are 50 f1.8 available (I haven’t accumulated by 24-70 yet)), but something more universal is needed, mainly for children holidays.
    I also look closely at 85 f1.8.

    • Onotole

      I agree, now everything is expensive, and time too ...
      Take 24-120, yet it will be of higher quality.

      • Lyudmila

        For matinees in kindergartens and school events will not be dark ??? only this stops and leads to a dead end

        • Onotole

          Of course it’s a bit dark, but you yourself outlined the scope of the choice.
          24-70 bites, and the fixes are not universal.
          Maybe the most competent approach to the situation is 24-120 + 85 / 1,8 for rooms that are especially bad in terms of light.
          In general, from experience, you have chosen 85 correctly - this focal one provides the desired approximation in medium-sized assembly halls, and it is quite democratic and not too slow. But it alone is not enough, to get different sizes you run up to corn, and if you change back and forth for fifty dollars, then miss a million moments.
          I always take 70-300 4,5-5,6 VR, 85 / 1.4, and 35 / 1,8 for such events. And the main one is 70-300, just a higher ISO, that's all. 85 / 1,4 for neglected cases and individual portraits, 35 / 1,8 - for group, and then - when places are close to each other.

          • Lyudmila

            Thanks for the detailed answer!!
            I watched another 80-200 2.8 the other day, well, I liked it very much, but it's heavy and I'm afraid that it will be a bit too much for fr ... although for school halls, probably norms))
            I won’t decide what will be more convenient

            • Onotole

              Yes, 80-200, with all its indisputable advantages, may not be that. 70mm to 70-300 helped out more than once - a little more and something did not fit, from 80-200 there will be even more such moments. Its weight will definitely interfere and at 2.8 it is already quite thin DOF, even at a great distance: there is little joy when out of, say, 3-5 people on stage, there will be only 1 in sharpness.

              • Oleg

                Thin influenza can interfere, if you can always squeeze to any value, at least the same 5,6. What is the problem?

          • Sergei

            I see you have experience using 35 / 1.8 G for a full frame, can you tell me how it behaves in group photos of people? Stretches the faces of the extreme or not? I am a school wedding photographer, now I shoot the reportage part on D500 from 17-55 / 2.8, portraits and general photos on D750 from 80-200 / 2,8 and 50 / 1,8
            In principle, fifty dollars is enough on the street, there is where to go, but in classes it is not always, I think to buy 35 / 1.8 for this to replace half, but will the purchase upset me?

            • drug

              it makes sense to take 35mm f28 G instead of 1.8, it has a wider angle on a full frame and at the same time the geometry is good, the faces around the edges are still not pulled.
              On the crop, it becomes a normal staff, since the focal length is approximately equal to the diagonal. the pluses include fast internal focusing.
              In general, everyone is better than 35s.

    • BB

      Decided, bought?

  • PETER

    This glass came to me as a kit with Nikon D750. And as a staff member, it honestly worked on all trips (filming exclusively for myself). Later, 28-300 appeared. These are DIFFERENT glasses. first of all by the picture. As a result, when the weight does not matter, then 24-120 plus 80-200 2,8 d (or 70-200 f4), Last year it was TAMron 24-70 2,8 (he took fifty dollars from his backpack with a stub) + 80 -200. 28-300, which he took after reading ken, lies on the shelf. Since if weight matters, then mikra (omd em1 mk-2) forever ... Well, the video has not been canceled

  • Hristina

    Good day. I have Tamron 28-75 2,8, I want to change it for this lens. Is it worth it? Feel the difference in sharpness?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      On F / 4 you will hardly feel. But Tamron at F / 2.8 is worse than this Nikon at F / 4. But in general, Nikon 24-120 / 4 is more interesting.

      • Hristina

        What’s more interesting?

        • Arkady Shapoval

          A stabilizer, more reliable focusing, a significantly wider range of focal lengths (both in the wide-angle range and in the tele-range). And with native lenses there is always less of any trouble.
          Usually the 28-75 / 2.8 should be changed to the more advanced 24-70 / 2.8, from the inexpensive ones it is the Sigma 24-70 / 2.8 HSM.

  • Eugene

    I have been fond of photography not so long ago - about three years. To be honest, after purchasing this lens, everything was divided into before and after. I readily believe that class 24 (28) -70 lenses are better, but for the amateur this one is very good. As a result, I left myself a fix 50 mm 1.4 and nikon 70-210 f4 I sell the rest.
    ps There is certainly a dream to take Nikon 70-200 / 4G

  • Valentine

    The link to download files does not work

  • Ivan

    Hello, I’m renting weddings, but for a cafe I need an objective zoom, the choice fell on either Nikon 24-85mm 1: 3.5-4.5G vr B / W -12 thousand, or Nikon 24-120 / 4G -24 thousand b / y? What to choose, is it worth it to overpay for Nikon 24-120 / 4G? I have tamron 35 mm 1.8 and sigma 135 mm 1/8 fixes.

  • Andrei

    Hello Arkady!
    Need a wide angle for shooting landscapes. The Nikon 24-120 / 4G and Nikon 20 / 2,8 D offer both at the same price and in perfect condition. I think that fixing the image quality will be better (but not sure), the difference in the focal length of 4 mm is not critical for me. Zoom can still be used as a universal staff. Advise, help to decide.

    • BB

      20 and 24mm - the difference is noticeable. You need a shirik - take 20mm, you need a station wagon - 24-120. No one but you knows your priorities.

  • Alexander

    As the main Nikon AF-S 28-70mm F2.8D ??? that's just these lenses 28-70mm F2.8D, 24-70mmF2.8 are stupid pangs! tell me often you use a hole 2.8? It is unlikely that. 24-120mm is the best and most universal staff for Nikon on FF.

    • Pokemon

      28-70 / 2.8D and 24-70 / 2.8G - goofy bandura?
      Strongly said. Did you shoot them?
      Universal doesn't mean the best. And it's not about 2.8.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      With this logic, both 1.8 and 1.4 are not needed, so who is shooting at such apertures?

    • Oleksandr

      Judging by the commentary - you have never filmed with “stupid bandura” 28-70 or 24-70! Optically they are higher and better quality than the foppish 24-120, which with a large tension can be added to the camp of professional glasses. All zoom
      objects with a multiplicity of 2-2.5 belong to the professional line, the rest is an amateur class.! Dot!

  • Igor

    Strong dimming at the edges of the frame when working with 750, on the DX everything is fine.

    • Vlad

      And how are you doing with the sharpness on the HH? Can it resolve 24 megapixels on crop?

      • Vlad

        In general, does it make sense to take the 5600-18 as a staff for the d55?

        • Ivan

          As a standard one, it is not suitable for the crop for the initial focal length (24 mm), but if this is not an inconvenience, then nothing prevents you from using it on your D5600.

        • Pokemon

          Not. But! If you are going to go full frame in the near future, then yes, it makes sense. If you do not plan, then you can buy Sigma / Tokinu / Tamron / Nikkor with a constant aperture of 2.8 and approximately the same focal points as the whale. All reviews of this type of lens are on this site.

        • BB

          The quality is noticeably higher if the weight and dimensions do not scare you. Well, as written above 24mm.

          • Vlad

            The main question: is its resolution enough for a pixel density of 24 megapixels of a crop? Will I lose in sharpness compared to DH lenses of the same class?

    • Roman

      On my D700, only the upper right and left corners are vignetted ...

  • BB

    F = 98mm, f / 4

  • Alexander

    Judging by your examples, the lens gives soap. The sources cannot be downloaded. I don't see the point of storing the sources on the Mile from which you constantly delete the sources

  • Lee

    Hello. Can you please tell me for a crop 3200 I look after 18-80 DX or 24-120 (as in the article). More for reportage photography. Which one is better to take?

    • Lee

      18-70 sorry

      • B. R. P.

        24-120 is better, but on crop it will not be very wide at 24mm.

  • Oleg

    Hello everyone, I want to buy this lens on Nikon d90, it has focal lengths, constant aperture f4, fast and tenacious af, especially in comparison with the whale 18-105, and the price for a set of 9-11 thousand UAH, for shooting indoors I have an external flash. I also understand that it will be too narrow on the crop, but it suits me. I photograph my two daughters (reportage of matinees in the kindergarten, walks and all that). So the question for knowledgeable people is whether it is worth buying it for the old man d90? I also plan to buy a fix 85 1.8d. Well, I'm thinking of taking an old man ff d700 or a new crop d7100 someday (the budget is not like a rubber one). I would be very grateful to everyone for the advice, I choose only my own optics.

    • Oleg

      I would also like to hear the opinion of Arkady on this matter, and maybe some advice on optics price-quality. Thank you in advance

    • BB

      If you are not afraid of weight and dimensions - take it. The quality is noticeably higher than that of the 18-105 / 140. I myself recently shot them on the D7200 (when a wide angle was not needed, but good detail was needed).
      If you don't plan to switch to FF - look towards 16-85 from Nikon, or cheaper 17-50 / 2,8 from Sigma / Tamron

  • Roman

    On the D700, with an open flash and in the “wide” range, casts a shadow ...

  • Paul

    Dust and moisture resistant housing and faster focusing on the Nikon 24-120 / 4G. the lens itself is not dust- and waterproof …… .. is it protected or not ??????

    • Arkady Shapoval

      The review contains a whole block especially on this matter:

      I also don't like the fact that finding information on dust and moisture protection for Nikon Nikkor lenses is extremely difficult. For reference: a similar lens from Canon - Canon Zoom Lens EF 24-105mm 1: 4 L IS USM Ultrasonic (only 15mm shorter) was released 5 years earlier and its specification clearly states that it has a durable dust and moisture resistant constructions. For details on dust and moisture protection for Nikon Nikkor lenses, read here.

  • Alexander

    There is an error in the review, or I misunderstood something
    ... During focusing, the front and rear lenses remain stationary as the lens uses internal focusing ...

    and lower:

    ... Also, note that when the focal length is changed, the rear lens moves in the middle of the lens barrel like a pump - drawing in and out air ...

    • Arkady Shapoval

      The review is correct.
      Focusing (setting the focusing distance) and zooming (changing the focal length) are completely different things.

  • willow

    When I bought the D810, the question arose about the staff. As a result, I chose this 24-120 and made the right decision. It has been the main lens in the system for 7 years already - 90% of pictures taken with it alone. The rest is 105DC and 80-400. It really covers all the main subjects of an amateur photographer, and with quite good quality: 5x, VR, focusing speed, rich colors, very good bokeh, the sun holds without problems. I shoot them both in the rain and in the snow (without fanaticism, of course))) - while there were no problems
    Of course, it has enough shortcomings: the vignette is fierce, distortion, especially at the wide end, there is no razor sharpness. But all this is either corrected in the FS, or revealed during some technical tests. If you just shoot for your own pleasure - the best option.

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