Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 71
Rated 5 out of 5 by QuakerWildcat It's the lens I use most, but the bokeh can be cringe-worthy
I had debated whether this lens would be an adequate alternative to a 24-70mm f/2.8 as a "walk around" lens for travel. It's a great value. I love the extra range, and when combined with the incredible light sensitivity of the D750, would I miss the extra speed?
My conclusion: The compromise is real. Not from the speed as much as from the inferior bokeh.
Don't get me wrong. This lens is so versatile, I almost never take it off my D750. The range is irresistible and I can shoot in near total darkness at f/4 with remarkable results.
But when I am shooting against a bright or busy background and want to soften it by shooting at f/4, the bokeh produced by this lens can be cringe-worthy.
Conclusion: A great value. Just know what you're buying. Recommended with reservations.
Attached are a couple of photos where the bokeh made me cringe, and a couple where I thought it was perfectly acceptable. If you can't tell which is which, then you'll absolutely love this lens.
August 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tfeazel Long term quality
This lens lives on my D800E. I have 18 FX lenses, and it's my favorite.
June 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bugalug369 Nice bokeh,light on weight and sharp lens
I bought Nikon D610 FX in March 2015 together with 50mm f1.4G,..50mm 1.4 is a good standard lens however because of short in my finance, I decide to swap 50mm f1.4G with medium range lens zoom so I could take a shot and use the zoom,..took me few weeks decided to swap standard lens with AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F.4G.... I would like to recommend for the beginner of photographers who short on finance.. 24-120mm F4G is light on weight compare with mid range zoom,sharp lens and nice bokeh..
April 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by D4photos Vs 24-105L this one crushes!
I just switched from Canon 24-105L. You will not be sorry. This lens is just outstanding. I have done many types of settings including flash, indoor, outdoor, portrait, etc. It's just fantastic.
December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scripps23 Ultimate Nikon Landscape Zoom Lens
After visiting numerous National Parks in the United States, this lens has the best combination of focal lengths and optical quality for my landscape needs. Below is a photo taken with this lens and a Nikon D800 camera body at 6:18 AM in Death Valley National Park in California. The shutter speed is 1/4 of a second (on a tripod), the aperture is f/8, the focal length is 24mm, the ISO is 100, the exposure mode is manual, and the white balance is auto.
October 15, 2014