Please Note: Will not work Auto Focus with the D40, D60 and D5000 cameras.
The Nikon 24-85mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Travel, Weddings and more.The Nikon 24-85mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro photographer among others.The Nikon 24-85mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 24-85mm: 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 93 customers
On my DX this lens was superb. I lost a little at the Wide end but gained a great deal in sharpness. Excellent performer on my FX for the price. 85mm extremely sharp and very good for macro work.
I have shot the 18-200 on my D7000 for the last three years, and even though the reviews have been somewhat neutral due to the size and weight of the 18-300, I purchased one. This lens is a tremendous improvement over the 18-200, especially the resolution at the 300 end of the range. I'm very impressed with the image quality, extremely low distortion, and color rendition. I love having a single lens (replacing my 18-200 and 55-300) with this one. I still am keeping my 10-24 superwide zoom, but I think the new 18-300 will be on my D7000 90% of the time. Great work Nikon!
During a recent two week trip to Italy's Tuscany and Umbria, I seldom removed this lens from my Nikon D7000 camera body. This lens is amazingly sharp and offers brilliant color and contrast. Below is a photo of the Florence skyline taken with a shutter speed of 1/200 of a second, an aperture of f/7.1, a focal length of 28mm, an ISO of 100, Auto White Balance, and Matrix Metering.
Instead of going on some Get Away 25th wedding anniversary trip, my amazing husband bought this lens for me. I LOVE IT. I'm able to do everything without switching out lens. I haven't missed a single shot opportunity. It's a keeper! My husband too!
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.
portrait and wedding... The crisp pictures just weren't there. I thought it was me until I took it to a professional photographer who quickly explained why it sucked. My pictures looked out of focus when zoomed in to 100 on photoshop. I bought a better quality lens, $1800 later, and finally got the quality I was looking for. Even with auto focus, this Nikon lens couldn't deliver the quality that I wanted.
This is a handy focal length to have and if you want this focal length there are few other choices for FX. I am using this on a D610. Size and weight are great. Color and contrast is good. VR is nice to have. Focus is accurate. It is sharp enough for most applications. IQ can be excellent or mediocre - and there lays the problem- inconsistent output. It's like the resolution isn't quite there for the D610 although it was a kit lens for this camera. I personally would not use this lens for an important event. It has been ok for casual group activities, street photography, cityscapes and family activities. For landscapes and portraits carry other lenses. PS- I found this lens to be an improvement over the 24-120 f 4.
LIGHT WEIGHT EASY TO USE . THE MACRO FEATURE IS GREAT. THE FOCAL LENGHT COVERS ANY NORMAL NEEDS
This lens fits my needs and captures very sharp images.
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!