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Fixed f/4 standard zoom lens with greater telephoto reach

This upgraded, advanced 5x standard (24mm) to telephoto (120mm) zoom lens delivers stunning image quality at any aperture or focal length. The lens body is impressively slim and compact, despite having built-in Vibration Reduction (VR II) and a host of Nikon’s advanced lens technologies. The AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR is a standard zoom lens of exceptional utility and value, especially for FX-format users.
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
Nano Crystal Coat
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
AS
M/A
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Compact yet powerful

Slim 5x zoom with a fixed f/4 aperture

The AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR is the perfect FX-format standard zoom lens for landscapes, portraits, weddings and distant subjects offering a constant maximum aperture to maintain exposure settings throughout the entire zoom range and VR II image stabilization to empower your handheld shooting.

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Nikon lens technologies for exceptional performance in any setting

The AF-S NIKKOR 24–120mm f/4G ED VR is an advanced lens for advanced D-SLR cameras. It boasts many of Nikon’s latest lens technologies: VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization, Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM), 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements, Nano Crystal Coat (N), Super Integrated Coating (SIC) and several more for consistent, exceptional performance in the studio or in the field.

Nikon Vibration Reduction

Learn more about Nikon’s in-lens VR image stabilization which assures dramatically sharper still images and video capture when shooting handheld.
Vibration Reduction
Vibration Reduction
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR 4.4 5 58 58
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
nature photos 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
Amazed! 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
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does the lens extend to zoom

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Internal focus.
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24-120mm FX on a D300S medium format camera

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I currently own the AF-S DX Nikkor18-105mm, F3.5-5.5 ED VR. (kit lens) I shoot with the D90 & D300S. I'm trying to decide how much of an upgrade I'm getting if I purchased the F4 FX format 24-120. From what I'm reading the FX won't make as much of a difference, unless I upgraded to a full format camera body. Would this be correct? I've done the comparisons via your site, but am still undecided. The price difference between the two lens if quite a bit, so want to understand why the 24-120 is so much better. I've read reviews on both lens & most people like them both. I've shot some good images with the DX, but was at a class and the instructor said my "kit" lens was a piece of junk & get a new lens....The remark has been bothering me ever since. Any comments would be appreciated.
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Hello Pat,
1) I respectfully disagree with your instructor. The 18-105mm kit lens is actually very good, and I honestly can't see much difference between it's results and those of more expensive zoom lenses when properly shot.
2) If you want still more quality, forget the zooms: you'll have to move to fixed (prime) lenses. Start with the more economical AF-S G 35mm f/1.8, AF-D 50mm f/1.8 and AF-D 85mm f/1.8 (in this order) before spending 4 digits on glass.
3) The 24-120mm is actually a bit long on DX. If you like it's angle on FX, try it's DX cousin, the 16-85mm (my favorite Nikkor zoom on DX, but still not as good as any of the fixed lenses mentioned above).
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Zoom and focus rings

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I used to own the older version of this lens, the f/3.5-5.6 lens. I didn't like it because the rings to zoom and focus were backwards. It was hard to get used to. Is the f/4 version the same way or like most other Nikons where the zoom and focus rings are located?
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The zoom ring is the first one and the focus ring the second one (closer to the camera body). Please click on the link below for the user's manual for the lens:
http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals...
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Is this lens compatible with D700?

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Yes.
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Minimum focus distance stays the same regardless of focal length, maximum magnification would be at 120mm.
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The G version has doesn't have an aperture ring.
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Does this lens work with the Nikon Teleconverter TC-201 2x.

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How to use this lens with the Nikon Teleconverter TC-201 2x on the Nikon D100 camera ?
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Will not work with that lens
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED OR Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

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Hi Dear,
Please help me,which one is lens better for Portrait , wedding photography also which one is almost versatile for Nikon D600 camera, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED OR Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
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If they were my two choices I would use the 24-120
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Since this is a factory refurbished lens, does it come with the 5 year Nikon Warranty?

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Nikon refurbs come with a 90 day warranty.
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where it is made,in Japan or in china ?Can i get the lens 24-120 f 4 made in Japan/

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The AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR is made in Thiland. Currently as of May 04, 2013 there is not a made in Japan or China Version of this lens.
Note: Nikon operates factories all across the globe and each operates to the same high standard. While individual cameras are marked with their country of manufacture we can't make a blanket statement about which camera is produced where.
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AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm F/4G ED VR Lens Support to Nikon300s ?

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Yes, fully compatible.
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What country made this lens?

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Nikon Thailand.
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Lens uses 77 mm filters, adapter screws into filter threads.
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What is the difference between the AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1:3.5-5.6 G over the Fixed AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens?
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24-120 f/4 maximum aperture will remain constant thru entire focal range, 2 more lens elements and nano coated glass. 24-120 f/3.5-5.6, the maximum aperture is f 3.5 at the short end and f /5.6 at the long end.
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is there a tele extender that can be used with the 24-120 F4G ED VR II Lens

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I would like to extend the zoom capability of my lens are there any tele extender's made that can be used with this lens?
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There are no compatible teleconverters for the 24-120
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