AF Zoom-NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF
Exceptional Walkaround Lens
I purchased the 24-85mm f/2.8-4D because I wanted a lens that provided the focal range of 24mm for landscape and 85mm for portraits. The macro feature interested me that I can photograph a subject up close for tabletop photography. I've been able to grow and improve my photography skills with this lens from photography classes to corporate events and doing product shots.
When I first started using the 24-85mm f/2.8-4D, I noticed some vignetting going on at wider shots, but so long as i don't use a filter, it is hardly noticeable. The autofocus isn't as fast or quiet as my more expensive primes, but is still fast enough for me to use at events and the sound of it focusing is similar to ball bearings spinning unlike my other lenses.
I originally purchased the 24-85mm f/2.8-4D for my F5 and had amazing results on film. I'm glad it works with my D7100, but on entry-level DSLR, the auto-focus can't be used. Still, this lens offers a lot of value with its capabilities and versatility at a price the fraction of more expensive lenses making it a perfect walk-around lens for the park, street, or wherever your travels take you.
July 27, 2015
Great all around lens.
Great lens I have been using for 12 years. Sharp and fast.
Can be challenging because of the lack of the VR. Beautiful lens overall.
April 20, 2013
Great Versatile Lens
This lens does a little bit of almost everything and it's super sharp. It is the go-to walking around lens on my D7000.
April 1, 2012
Great travel lens
Great travel lens. My sample is sharp at all focal lengths and apertures. Additionally, it has great bokeh and color rendition. Only downside is it's a little big and heavy. It has exceeded my expectations for a zoom.
December 6, 2011
Glad I have it!
This lens is outstanding for value and practicality. Like anything, at either extreme, (24 or 85mm), this lens isn't as fantastic as it is in all the middle lengths. I use it constantly on my D300S and a D50. Along with my 70-200 f/2.8, I don't need to pack my other lenses.
October 26, 2011