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Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm Thomas, August 2012
 

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR verdict

The Nikon 24-85/3.5-4.5G VR is a surprisingly good lens at a reasonable price. The performance is pretty good in the DX image-circle but you need to stop down to f5.6 or even f8 to get good performance in the corners of a full-frame 36MP D800. Overall it is a worthy compact kit-zoom for those who start into FX-land or want to keep their options open for a future upgrade to an FX-body. A Recommended rating is well earned.

   
   

 

Summary

Good points
Very good image quality in the DX image-circle.
Image stabilization.
Weather sealing.
Quiet AF operation.
Small package.

Bad points
Needs stopping down to f8 to produce good FX-corners.
Could use a little more reach on the long end.

 

 

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