AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
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
Just bought this lens today and has blown me away with the VR and sharpness. I was going to get the 2.8mm 24-70 instead but in spite of this one being a stop lower the aditional feature of VR clearly trumps it.in working in low light conditions without a tripod
November 29, 2011
An Excellent Investment for portraits & much more!
I bought this lens 3 months ago and it has not left my camera ever since. I use this lens for everything ranging from in-house portraits, parties, low-light, sunset photography, landscape and much more. This is a MUST have lens to have in your arsenal if you are a serious hobbyist or a semi-pro. The picture quality is super sharp. Overall I rate this lens 5/5. If you have a decent DSLR and want to invest in only one lens then this is the one. You dont need any other lenses apart from this one. It covers good range (24-120mm) for close-ups as well as zoom. For regular people, it is little expensive lens but trust me, you'll love the results. I would recommend to save some money and buy this lens other than any other lenses out there. I have the Nikon D5000 and it matches perfectly with it. I absolutely LOVE this lens!!
November 16, 2011
This is exceptional lens
Fantastic lens, light, sharp and look gorgeous on nikon d700, this is a fantastic lens, just buy it and won't regret. Thank you nikon,
November 12, 2011
Thumbs up !!
I'm a newcomer to Nikon Family. Just bought the D7000 paired with this lens less than a month.
I took the system to a resort island in West Java, Indonesia and capture lots of pictures... The result is unarguably amazing. Even my friend, who is a pro-photographer with C***N system, were admiring the IQ.
All of the pictures i took were made handheld..
September 5, 2011
This lens is everything I expected and more.
This lens came highly recommended. I am not disappointed. My first day of shooting showed me that the improvements made over the older 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 version were truly worth the wait. Blew me away!
June 14, 2011
Fantastic Nikon Zoom!!!
I fought with myself for several months over what zoom lens to upgrade to. I have to say that I have no regrets!!
This lens almost never comes off my camera. It is an excellent walk around lens and despite the max F/4, the VR makes up for it in low light. I was amazed at how crisp the results were even down to 20-30th of a second shutter speed!!!
It is also nicely compact (compared to the other Pro lenses that Nikon has produced). It is solid but not too heavy, and I was pleased to find out that there was no zoom creep like my brothers 18-200.
The only problem that I have found is that you can't use the pop-up flash on your camera with this lens, it is just too large and casts a huge shadow when fully extended. But I have the SB-700 so this is not a problem for me.
May 15, 2011
Excellent all around lens
This lens covers 90% of my needs and what it doesn't cover my legacy lenses do. It is an excellent combination of speed, weight, focal length, and build.
May 11, 2011
Best in Class
The lens Nikon was missing, I have never really seriously considered moving to the DARKSIDE (Canon) but they did make a 24-105 F4 that left me longing for the equivalent in a Nikon product. Well not only have they meet Canon in this range they have doubled down and surpassed them with this lens. It is my favorite lens and I am considering sell my 24-70 2.8. The 24-120 is sharp and the colors are out of this world. Do buy it.
April 24, 2011
Bought this lens as a backup for my 24-70mm f.28 and love it; very sharp at both ends and nice having the extra mm on the telephoto end. A great lens for event photography which I do a lot of. Focuses as well as my 24-70mm in low light using
the SB800 or SB900 infra-red assist. Thanks Nikon
for upgrading this lens!
April 21, 2011
I've been using this lens for about 6 months and have been very impressed with the quality of the photo and the sturdiness of the lens construction.
It's a great multi purpose lens that I seldom have to remove from the camera and the AF is lightning fast.
April 19, 2011
At long last
The new Nikkor 24-120mm f4 is a long-awaited addition to the Nikon professional line of zoom lenses. I do mainly travel photography, and have found it to be very sharp and well balanced. When I am in a situation where I prefer to travel light, this lens works admirably with my Nikon D300s. The f4 aperture is more than adequate, and reduces the weight from an f2.8 lens considerably. An f2.8 lens in this zoom configuration simply is not necessary.
April 18, 2011
I use this Lens on a D5000 what a great combination from shooting wild life in Alaska to niece's wedding, and you can get as creative as you want sunsets to morning dew.
April 18, 2011
Just what I wanted. A great carry-around lens that
This is exactly what I wanted in this range. F4 is fast enough for the many retirement parties, weddings, and family events that I shoot. I haven't seen anything in the pictures that would make me regret buying this lens. Note I also use the 24-70 2.8 lens for situations that demand sharper takes, but this is not too common.
April 15, 2011
MOST FAVORITE LENS
The 24x120 zoom with VR technology is my favorite lens. It is the lens which is on my camera most of the time. Great for group photos, portrait close up, nature close up as well as landscape. It is my favorite for travel whether in the Austrian Alps photographing gorgeous mountains & glaciers, or Alpine buildings, or fast action events.
April 15, 2011
When I started taking pictures the 50mm lens was the standard lens. 50mm lens were versatile, and the optics were of higher quality than available zoom lenses. But as film has given way to digital imaging, technology has advanced optics too. This lens is small and has a extremely useful zoom range. This lens is heavier than my previous plastic bodied standard zoom, but it balances the camera and embodies the durability and quality. This gives me a feeling of confidence when I use it. The image quality has been excellent. While this lens may not have the fast apertures of more expensive zooms, in the action shots of my children, I have found the limited depth of field of the faster lensis not useable. I have used this lens for landscapes, travel and family pictures. I look forward to using this lens on an upcoming trip to the Grand Canyon. The lens will not disappoint.
April 15, 2011
Great All Around Lens
If you're looking for a lens that can be used as both a wide-angle and a sport's telephoto lens, you will want to give a strong look to this product. I had many lenses in my bag before I bought this. It has allowed me to get ride of some of my standard fixed lenses. Though I still carry my 60mm fixed macro lens, and my 50mm 1.4 fixed lens, the Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, along with my Nikkor 70-200mm f/28. VRII, are the two lenses I use 90% of the time.
I would a little concerned going with an f/4 lens but it hasn't been a problem at all when used in conjunction with my D3. Plenty of light to produce quality photos!
I would buy this lens again!!
April 15, 2011
Just love it !
Long time ago, l was shooting with a 35-105mm lens. That is a range that work for me. When l had the D300, l bought the famous 24-70mm f/2.8 that gave me about the same range on DX. Since l change my D300 for D700 and because l do lots of studio photography, l found the range of the 24-70mm a bit short. So l was waiting since a long time, this new lens and bought it as soon it came out.
l' m just delighted with this lens. Gave me the perfect range for my needs, fast autofocus (just a bit faster than my 24-70mm), sharp pictures and well balanced.
l recommend this great lens and if you just like me with a small studio, it give to photographer great zoom range, don't have to change many time your lens to get over the 70mm during a shooting and the results are just perfect.
April 15, 2011
I think this is a great lens and I find myself
carrying it most of the time. It's turning out to
be my all around go to lens.
April 14, 2011
The 24 - 120 F4 is a great lense.
I have purchased the Nikon 24-120 F4 lens for my D700. This is the lens that stays on my D700 except for when a longer reach is required. It has surpassed my expectations. The lens covers a great range, is sharp, has good contrast and the colors are excellent. It is a wonderful addition to my kit.
April 14, 2011
Great all-around Lens
This is a great lens for most photography. Very sharp and quick focus. I have been very pleased.
April 14, 2011
I have had this lens now for about 5 months and it has far surpassed my expectations. I have used it in sub zero temps and in very low light and it has performed incredibly well. I used it one night when it was -35C and it worked extremely well. The camera gave out before the lens began to freeze. Focusing is great and it focused very well even at night in sub-zero temps. Once again, an excellent lens.
March 18, 2011
Excellent and versatile walk around lens
I bought this lens with my new D700. While I have a 14-24mm and a 80-400mm (plus a couple of primes), I needed a walk around zoom. This lens came out last fall and the reviews were generally excellent. There was even an economic incentive to buy with the camera. I wasn't disappointed! This is an excellent lens to use for most everyday shooting. While it is not small, it "fits" the camera and is an excellent match for the D700. I'v shot about 500 images in the last month and the lens never let me down (the photographer had a few moments though!). From landscapes to near macro flower shots, it performed exceedingly well. I would highly recommend.
March 11, 2011
Excellent Travel/Reportage lens
As a long-time user of the original 24-120mm from 1996, I'm well acquainted with the good vs not-as-good aspects of that lens. Bottom line however, the focal length range, quick response and the ability to come back to your client/editor with a usable image easily trumps juggling technically more "perfect" lenses while missing the shot.
This newest version of the 24-120mm solves ALL the shortcomings of the original. It's sharp, quicker and much closer focusing, larger fixed aperature, front element doesn't rotate allowing effective use of a polarizer and an efficient lens hood, and finally, it's has the VR stabilization.
The larger aperature mated with the very formidable low light capability of the D700, (Oh, yes, it's also full frame FX format,) has been a perfect combination for my recent adventures in the rain forests of Costa Rica and the amazing Panama Canal.
Excellent work, Nikon.
February 13, 2011
This lens is outstanding
I used this new 24 to 120mm last week for a wedding, and could not get over how sharp this lens is. I'm so glad I purchased it and replaced the other 24 to 120mm which was awful. I also, bought the 28 to 300mm and had same results very, very sharp.
December 15, 2010
I put this lens to work right out of the box. Within hours of receiving it we were on a location shooting in bad weather, mixed lighting, with the client asking for wide and close-up views of the models. I was shooting from a 12 foot ladder and being able to cover a wide range of views without changing lenses was a dream. The results... Sharp, Sharp, Sharp, as if I was shooting 2 1/4 with prime lenses
November 21, 2010
Great lens for weddings and special events!
I just used it last weekend for a wedding on my D700. This lens is a wedding photographer's dream! All of the formals came out tack sharp hand holding the camera. In the past I had to use a tripod to get the same results. I was also able to shoot as slow as 1/15 sec and get tack sharp pictures of stationary objects. Bokeh is decent at 100-120mm if you want to do impromptu portraits. During the first dance I got a nice wide angle shot at 24mm, zoomed in to 45-60mm for a closer full length shot and then to 120mm for head and shoulders shots. This is a wonderful lens for shooting weddings and special events. It will be a standard part of my wedding gear bag for a long time to come.
October 27, 2010
Nikon has a new classic on their hands.
Waited a couple of months to get my hands on it, and it has been welded to my D700 since
I received it...No disappointment with this baby..
Love the VR, shot some night scenes without a tripod at ISO 3200..Absolutely amazing photos...pricey, but you get what you pay for with Nikon. This is a new Nikon classic piece of glass..
October 26, 2010
Super sharp. Nikon did an excellent job this time.
I received the new Nikon 24-120 f/4G ED VR lens and fired off several dozen frames using it on my D700. Without any post processing I was amazed at the extreme sharpness of this lens at f/4 at 24 mm and 120mm. All the other tested apertures, f/8, f/5.6 and f/11 created such sharpness that was not present in the other versions of this lens. I am blown over by the lack of post processing in Capture NX2 this lens needed. It is definitely a very pleasant surprise since a well known reviewer on the web rated only as sharp as the Nikon 28-300mm lens. The new 24-120 f/4G is far superior to the 28-300 f/3.5-4.5. I would rate my copy just as sharp, if not better and weighs less than the famous Nikon 24-70 f/2.8.
October 22, 2010
Perhaps the most useful zoom lens in my bag.
An extraordinary lens. Perhaps as sharp as the micro lens and the 24-70 2.8. Combined with the D3 it has taken a lot of weight off my neck and produced excellent results in all types of lighting conditions. The F1:4 is not a problem with the D series cameras and color balance is right on in all the lighting conditions tested. Very pleased.
October 14, 2010