Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

bythom nikkor 24-120mm
  • FX coverage
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), internal focus
  • 17 elements in 13 groups, 3 aspherical, 2 ED elements, nano coating
  • 7-blade rounded aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22 
  • 77mm filter ring
  • 1'6" (0.45m) minimum focus; 1:4.2 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 4.1 x 3.3" (103 x 84mm) long, diameter
  • 23.6 ounces (670g) weight
  • included HB-53 bayonet lens hood, CL-1218 soft case, caps
  • US$1300
  • Model Number 2193
  • Announced August 2010

Thom's Mini Review: I remember walking around Patagonia with the original 24-120mm lens and having a very meh reaction to it. This latest version also feels very meh to me. Good news: it's sharper than the lens it replaced, and very visibly so wide open in the center. Vignetting is interesting, with a wide central area at 24mm that doesn't have any, but then a big dramatic increase just before the corners. Overall, though, vignetting is well controlled at the smaller apertures. Bad news: it produces a high amount of visible chromatic aberration, and it's never quite sharp in the corners. Overall: I'm still ambivalent about this lens. I had higher hopes for it, but at least it's well in the usable range now, even on a D850. 

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