Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF

Last updated (20 May’12):
– Review by Photozone

Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF features 24-85mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f2.8-4. The lens construction has 15 elements in 11 groups (2 aspherical lenses) and has diagonal angle of view at 84 degrees to 28 degrees 30 minutes, 61 degrees 18 degrees 50 minutes. Closest focusing distance at 19.6 inches and has a filter size of 72mm. The Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF lens weighs 19.2 ounces and it measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 3.2 inches long.

Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D IF AF
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF Reviews

Photozone reviews the Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D IF AF and writes;
“The Nikkor AF 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF is an very good standard zoom and it was the right decision by Nikon to discontinue its younger cousin (AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED) rather than this lens. The resolution characteristics is very good to excellent throughout the zoom range with a sweet spot towards the wide end.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF User Reviews

This is an Ultimate lense | Rating: ★★★★★
“this is a lense which you can carry for all purpose. it can shot the potrait and also landscape with the aspected value. it is wide angle so don’t worry. It can help you in your all kind of need. closest to longest, it can cover “ – by Nirjhar Kobi

Happy to have it, | Rating: ★★★★★
“The sharpness, the contrast, the versility, the handling (no “turning front part”), the weight on the D80 body is perfect to me. It is exact what I was looking for and did not find with the Tamron. I am fully satisfied with this lense. “ – by Klaus

Greatness., | Rating: ★★★★★
“I use this lens on my D80 and I LOVE it. Great sharpness. The macro mode is a nice touch and an all around good time. Great all around lens. At this point, if I had to take one lens with me, this would be it. “ – by J. Sliski

Great All-Purpose Lens for FX DSLRs | Rating: ★★★★★
“It is not quite as sharp as my 24-70mm f/2.8, when wide open, but when stopped down one stop, it is tach sharp. It is also much lighter which helps a lot at a long event, and it has more reach, making it great for parties and receptions. It autofocuses very quickly with the screw drive in the camera, and I never miss any action shots due to focus lag.” – by Russell K. MacDonald

A very good lens for mid-range zoom | Rating: ★★★★★
“The lens is fast and sharp. It renders colors well. I do find some lens flare apparent without a standard UV filter — buy one. A tiffen UV filter, for example, will set you back 20 dollars, and is worth it. Note that the lens hood on this lens is pretty much useless.” – by RonAnnArbor

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Features & Specifications

Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF Specifications

Lens-making is an art–Nikon artisans craft Nikkor optics from the finest materials, taking pride in adding their intellect and technique to bring the world’s finest lenses to life. They push the leading edge of lens-making in their effort to provide the “glass” that makes the world’s greatest pictures.

AF Nikkor lenses work with Nikon SLRs for optimal performance, even the very latest. The 17-35mm f2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom Nikkor Lens is a wide to telephoto 3.5x zoom lens ideal for landscape, full-length portraits, travel and portrait photographs. With a fast f2.8 maximum aperture at 24mm focal length, it provides a maximum 1:2 reproduction ratio from 35 to 85mm. Hybrid and molded-glass aspherical lens elements provide higher optical performance, while the nine-blade rounded diaphragm achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements. Filter attachment does not rotate during focusing or zooming.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating ensures exceptional performance
To enhance the performance of its optical lens elements, Nikon employs an exclusive multilayer lens coating that helps reduce ghost and flare to a negligible level. Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves a number of objectives, including minimized reflection in the wider wavelength range and superior color balance and reproduction. Nikon Super Integrated Coating is especially effective for lenses with a large number of elements, like our Zoom-Nikkors. Also, Nikon’s multilayer coating process is tailored to the design of each particular lens. The number of coatings applied to each lens element is carefully calculated to match the lens type and glass used, and also to assure the uniform color balance that characterizes Nikkor lenses. This results in lenses that meet much higher standards than the rest of the industry.

Aspherical lens elements
Nikon introduced the first photographic lens with aspherical lens elements in 1968. What sets them apart? Aspherical lenses virtually eliminate the problem of coma and other types of lens aberration–even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting the distortion in wide-angle lenses. In addition, use of aspherical lenses contributes to a lighter and smaller lens design. Nikon employs three types of aspherical lens elements. Precision-ground aspherical lens elements are the finest expression of lens-crafting art, demanding extremely rigorous production standards. Hybrid lenses are made of a special plastic molded onto optical glass. Molded glass aspherical lenses are manufactured by molding a unique type of optical glass using a special metal die technique.

Internal Focusing
Imagine being able to focus a lens without it changing in size. Nikon’s IF technology enables just that. All internal optical movement is limited to the interior of the non-extending lens barrel. This allows for a more compact, lightweight construction as well as a closer focusing distance. In addition, a smaller and lighter focusing lens group is employed to ensure faster focusing. The IF system is featured in most Nikkor telephoto and selected Nikkor zoom lenses.

Distance information
D-type and G-type Nikkors relay subject-to-camera distance information to AF Nikon camera bodies. This then makes possible advances like 3D Matrix Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash. Note: D-type and G-type Nikkors provide distance information to the following cameras: Auto exposure; F6, F5, F100, F90X, F80, F75, F70, F65, F60, F55, F50, Pronea S, Pronea 600i, D2 series, D1 series, D100 and D70s/D70. Flash control; F6, F5, F100, F90X, F80, F75, F70, D2 series, D1 series, D100 and D70s/D70.

What’s in the Box:
Lens, 72mm snap-on front lens cap, rear lens cap LF-1, bayonet hood HB-25.

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