AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
My Standard - Hard to Take Off
While this may not be the sharpest lens in Nikon's bag. it has performed wonderfully as the standard lens on my D300 and D800, and it will reclaim that position on my D810 following the theft of my D800. I have numerous prime lenses (50mm 1.8G; 85mm 1.8G; 105mm micro 2.8G among them), but for pure flexibility and the confidence of knowing I'll get the perfect shot regardless of the distance, this is my lens. My last one was stolen along with my D800, and the new one has a firmer "turn feel" (not a technical term), and I'm hoping it remains so to prevent the lens involuntarily lengthening as it hangs on my shoulder.
September 26, 2014
MARRIED TO MY NIKON D800 FOREVER !
Just bought a D800 last FEB 14,2013 and deciding if going to get the 70-200mm 2.8 0r 24-70mm 2.8 lens plus the SB910 flash,but budget forbids it.This is my first lens NIKON 24-120MM for my D800. I bought this lens because of the overall coverage when taking a variety shots,you can go from wide to zoom and get good results.With 2 ED glass and 3 Aspherical lens plus VR,Nano coating ,you can never go wrong with this LENS. I suggest you grab one of this until they have $$$ off. This is an upgrade to my ever faithfull Nikon FA.
NIKON D800 BODY-$2999.95
NIKON 24-120 MM-$1296.00 THIS ARE REGULAR PRICES , but with $$$ OFF you can save a lot of money and still have some left to buy a flash.
NIKON D800 W/ $200 OFF =2796.95
NIKON 24-120 MM W/$300 OFF = 996.95 YOU SAVE $500 TOTAL
NIKON SB910 FLASH - $546.95
If you're budget conscious,I suggest you get yours now before instant rebates are gone.
March 10, 2013
Well worth it
I was going to go with the kit lens, but the constant aperture and little extra reach sold me on it. I am glad I went with this lens. It is very contrasty, sharp, very quick to focus, VR is a welcome addition and works brilliantly. A bit heavy, but hey, it's a lot of glass. Loads of distortion, but easily fixable in post processing... all zooms have a lot of distortion. CA seems to be under control and bokeh is quite nice.
December 30, 2012
This is an awesome lens!Its beyond amazing! All images are sharp! Focus is fast! This is a must buy! Take a look at these photos I've attached. I'm using a D800 camera.
September 21, 2012
The one lens solution
No, its not the equal of a half a dozen prime lenses. It's not the equal of Nikon's holy trinity of fixed aperture zoom lenses covering the same range. But its remarkably robust compared to the competition, its plenty sharp, and its distortion is acceptable in all but the most critical applications. Five stars for a lens that's good enough for all but the 99th percentile. The only lens I need in my bag.
February 29, 2012