Please Note: Will not work Auto Focus with the D40, D60 and D5000 cameras.
The Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4 IF-D is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Travel, Weddings and more.The Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4 IF-D is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro photographer among others.The Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4 IF-D is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4 IF-D: Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice bokeh, Simple controls and Strong construction
Most Liked Positive Review
Great Versatile Lens
This lens does a little bit of almost everything and it's super sharp. It is the go-to walking around lens on my D7000.
Most Liked Negative Review
I'm using this on my D700 and at 24mm it vignettes like there's no tomorrow! It's practically unusable, starts getting better around 25mm and ok around 40mm.
Reviewed by 47 customers
I have been wanting a mid-range lense and this one has macro and also shoots normal. It switches back and forth easily and I have loved the results. I enjoy photographing flowers and the photos have been wonderful
I have just began to use this lens and it works great. It is now the lens that is always on my camera, easy to use, sharp. Switching to marco is easy to do. It is a heavy lens, heaviest one I own, due to the great build.
LIGHT WEIGHT EASY TO USE . THE MACRO FEATURE IS GREAT. THE FOCAL LENGHT COVERS ANY NORMAL NEEDS
I love this lens! It's a great all purpose lens. I've used it for everything from outside portraits, event photos, group shots and low light. It's a real bargain!
Been using this lens for many years. All the way back to my N70 film camera. Fast lens with decent zoom. Wish it would zoom a bit more than the 85mm. I bought this over the 24-120mm since it was faster and back in the film days you needed the extra speed for lower light conditions. I wouldn't say that this is an extremely sharp lens but it's decent enough. If you're doing portraits do you really need to see every single pore on someones face? When shooting at 24mm, I noticed that you have to be careful about vignetting especially if you shoot at a wider aperture. Don't think about stacking filters at wider aperture. When moving to a D700, vignetting was even worse and I had to even get thinner filters to prevent vignetting. Macro capability is nice to have. For a screw type lens it focuses pretty fast.
Great lens I have been using for 12 years. Sharp and fast. Can be challenging because of the lack of the VR. Beautiful lens overall.
This was my go to lens for over 10 years. On my F100 it performed beautifully. I never considered leaving it behind, indeed sometime it was the only lens that I would bring on my frequent travels. It was fast enough, not too conspicuous and met my needs most of the time. Even when I switched to DX format, it was mounted on my camera 80% of the time. On my D700 I noticed vignetting, made worse when a filter was attached, thicker polarizers should be avoided or consider a newer thin polarizer.
i have run extensive test in all types of situations on a d600. more costly lenses don't preform as well.this lens works fine in macro,you just have to remember to zoom the lens beyond 35mm for it to switch modes. since i got the lens i haven't had a reason to remove it.great lens and i have no complaints at all.some may consider it heavy,after shooting weddings with a RB 67 pro s and metz battery pack nothing is heavy.
Cheap lens if bought used, new lenses from Nikon have f stop 3.5 and are not as fast as this zoom is.
I enjoy the fast focus, great depth of field, and quality of the image.
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