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Advanced and versatile FX-format standard zoom with VR II image stabilization.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens
Covering a versatile wide angle to medium telephoto zoom range, the new AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR delivers noticeably sharper photos and HD videos thanks to Nikon's Vibration Reduction technology (VR). Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 4.0 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
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Super Integrated Coating
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
IF Lens
Photo of an old green car taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens.

A range of possibilities

Versatile 3.6x standard zoom for brilliant photos and HD videos

The AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR covers wide-angle and medium telephoto perspectives, making it a great multipurpose lens for photography and HD video recording. At its widest focal length (24mm on FX-format D-SLRs, 36mm on DX-format D-SLRs) it's ideal for travel, landscapes, interiors, group shots and more. At its longest focal length (85mm on FX-format D-SLRs, 136.5mm on DX-format D-SLRs), it's ideal for close-ups, portraits, interviews and more.
Photo of a carnival ride in motion at night, taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens.

Razor-sharp, high contrast results

Nikon's VR II Image Stabilization with Tripod Auto Detect

Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 4.0 stops of blurfree handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. Slow down the shutter speed to capture maximum natural light without sacrificing sharpness. Nikon's in-lens VR also includes tripod detection, which automatically recognizes when your camera is mounted on a tripod and delivers a specialized VR correction that is ideal for HD video recording.
Photo of a young boxer facing the camera, taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens.

Unwavering performance

Nikon innovations for consistent performance

Nikon's innovations in optical design and lens technology have brought forth a remarkable new generation of NIKKOR lenses with unparalleled versatility. The AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR is no exception. From its Silent Wave Motor (SWM) to its Super Integrated Coating (SIC), Extra-low Dispersion Glass Element (ED) and Aspherical Lens Element Design (AS), the AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR is an advanced lens that draws peak performance from today's D-SLR and HD-SLR cameras.

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.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.
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 (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
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. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
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.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
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.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
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Nikkor 24-85mm I purchased the lens about a month ago and it has been my go to lens for that quick shot. Great focusing and superb clarity. August 23, 2014
Surprise Lens! I picked up this lens after agonizing over another 24-70 f2.8 or the 24-120 f4. The lens goes on my D800e and I had my doubts as to how sharp the thing would be. Now that I have been using it for a while my doubts have faded away and I am really pretty happy with the lens. I do mostly nature of one type of another now and as a retired Commercial Photographer am pretty picky with how lenses (especially zoom lenses) perform. Being a old guy I am by definition "Old School". Used nothing but primes and medium and large format for years. But after having a 24-70 and and several others lately I am putting my faith in the zooms a bit more. Digital, aside from putting me out of work, opens up a whole field of possibilities. And with the advances of Photo Shop and Light Room as well as the Niff or Raw format, you have the freedom and the ability to use the zooms to great advantage. This zoom with its almost ideal range is a great go to lens when you don't want to carry a bunch of equipment around. The VR is useful and even this old codger is leaving the tripod in the SUV and taking the monopod instead. I shoot the D800e as if it were a 4x5 I may not make a print bigger than 16x20 but I like knowing that the ability is there for much bigger. This lens at around 5.6 -f8 is very capable of knocking out such prints. My hat's off to Nikon for making such wonderful equipment and making my retirement such a joy. The portability this lens affords makes getting there all that much easer. Because you have to go where the pictures are then the pictures will come to you. January 27, 2014
Great walk around lens I bought this lens, refurbished, to use with my new D610 as a general walk around lens. I have had it less than a month, but am very impressed with the sharpness and focusing speed. 24-85mm is the perfect range for street photography, candid portraits, and basic landscapes. I would recommend this lens for any photographer looking for a budget friendly walk around lens. January 11, 2014
Surprise! When I bought my D610 I decided to pick up this "kit" lens to accompany it, just until I can get spring for the 24-70 f/2.8. After shooting with it a couple of days (not long enough for a thorough test, granted), I have to say I'm impressed by the performance. Very quick focus, very sharp images, pleasant bokeh. The lens has a nice heft to it and feels really well made. For $500 I don't see how you could go wrong. Highly recommended! November 29, 2013
Great "street zoom" for DX format cameras This lens closely approximates the popular 35-135mm zoom of the 80s and 90s on my D3200. Sharpness is consistent across the range and the colors are nice due to the use of ED glass. My only complaint is that the zoom is a little stiff at the ends, but this is a minor thing. I would recommend this lens to anyone looking for a general purpose zoom for use on a DX format camera. August 12, 2013
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Where can you even get this lens or is it a going to be awhile before it is actually available?

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The new AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens was release on June 14 and it’s usually available after 30 to 45 days after release date. You may want to check with your local dealer or keep visiting our Nikon store.
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Is there any way to determine at which focal lengths this lens drops from f3.5 to f4 and from f4 to f4.5?

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Am I correct in assuming it drops in discrete steps versus a linear degrade across the focal length such as 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8...4.5?
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24mm- f/3.5 35mm- f/4 50mm- f/4.2 70-85mm f/4.5
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It will work, no issues
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Is this lens compatable with the Nikon D200 camera body?

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Yes it is.
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Is the HB-63 Bayonet Lens Hood the only hood for this lens? I hate it! I prefer the round flat edged hoods.

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The HB-63 still allows for flare.
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The compatible lens hoods for the 24-85mm lens are all tulip shape. You should try as much as possible to avoid flare.

See, the lens is round but the sensor in the camera is rectangular shape. The wide edges of the sensor sees more than the shorter edges. If you use a round hood on the lens while shooting at a wide angle for expample : 24mm, you would see the hood in your pictures. The petal hood was design so that when it is properly attached to the lens, the short portion of the petal is align with the wide edges of the sensor hence to reduce vignetting, while the longer portion of the petal blocks flare.
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Is this lens compatible with the D5000?

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Yes. the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens is fully compatible with D5000.
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Can I use this lens on a D60?

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yes, full function
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Is this lens compatable with the D2xs camera?

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Yes, fully compatible
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Is this lens compatible with my Nikon D7100 ?

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The AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR is compatible with the D7100.
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Is this a decent wide angle lens for landscape/cityscape?

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The AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR covers wide-angle and medium telephoto perspectives, making it a great multipurpose lens for photography. It's ideal for travel, landscapes, interiors, group shots and more.
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I've heard this will work on a d90 but I was wondering if the focal length will still be the same? Also will there be any vignetting or anything else

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The AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens is fully compatible with the D90. Since the D90 has a DX sensor, the focal length of this lens would be equivalent to that of a 36-127.5mm lens on an FX camera. For more information on the FX/DX crop check out this article: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

You may also be interested in trying Nikon's lens simulator, which is located here:
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/len...

More information on choosing lenses for the D90 can be found on this page:
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How "weatherproof" is this lens?

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Yes, I know it's not submersible, but how tight is it? Is it moderately sealed? Can it handle a surprise light rain or heavy fog.

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No, it is not weather sealed.
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how about the distortion ???

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