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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Internal Focusing
  • Max. Magnification: 1:2 at 85mm Position
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon AF NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF Overview

  • 1Description

A simple yet sophisticated standard zoom, the AF Zoom-NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF from Nikon is a wide-angle to portrait-length zoom well-suited to a wide variety of shooting applications. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations in order to render greater sharpness and clarity. A Super Integrated Coating has also been applied to minimize reflections and flare for increased contrast when working in backlit and harsh lighting. The lens's internal focusing AF system affords quick and precise control, and manual focus adjustment is also available. Additionally, a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality to suit shallow depth of field techniques.

Standard zoom is designed for FX-format F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 36-127.5mm.
Bright f/2.8-4 maximum aperture range suits working in low-light and also offers increased control over depth of field.
Two aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Internal focusing AF system is compatible with select Nikon DSLRs that support D-type lenses, and offers quick and precise focusing performance.

Autofocus is not supported by DSLRs lacking an autofocus motor, such as the D3000-series, D5000-series, D40, D40X, and D60, where the lens may be used with manual focus only.
At the 85mm focal length position, a maximum magnification of 1:2 with a minimum focusing distance of 7.9" is available for working with close-up subjects.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 018208019298
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Nikon AF Zoom-NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF Lens
  • 72mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-25 Bayonet Lens Hood for Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0 D-AF Lens
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    Nikon AF NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF Specs

    Focal Length 24 to 85mm
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8 to 4
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 84 to 28 30'
    Maximum Magnification 0.5x
    Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:2
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" / 20 cm
    Optical Design 15 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 72 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.1 x 3.2" / 78.5 x 82.5 mm
    Weight 1.2 lb / 545 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 4.6 x 4.5"

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

    AF Zoom-NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF Lens is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 110.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Walk Around Lens For D700 I purchased the 24-85 as a walk around lens when I didn't wish to lug the 24-70 f2.8. I find it sharp from 50-84mm at F5.6 up to F11. At the wide end stopped down 2 or 3 stops it is good. The macro(lite) capability is also effective and useful. The lens is lightweight, fast enough for many low light situations, and less intimidating to subjects than my other middle range zoom. There is some fall-off at the wide end, however, it is largely gone by F5.6. There is some distortion at 24mm and and fairly strong pincushion at 85mm. I think it is an excellent walk around solution for a Nikon FX camera.
    Date published: 2009-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb optics and design I have tried a number of lenses on my D70 and now on my D200 with mixed success. I bought the D200 with the 18-200VR and wasn't totally pleased with the sharpness at wide apertures. I bought the 24-85 on the advice of a friend...boy was he right. This lens is razor sharp (even wide open). I love the weight and balance. It seems to fit in my hands. Coupled with my 12-24 and my 80-200 I have a great kit. Most of the time, this lens is the only one I need. The macro function focuses so close that you have to remove the lens hood or you will hit the subject! No wonder this lens stays in short supply.
    Date published: 2008-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from You Need Thin Filters I bought this lens due to its reputation of being sharp and because it is fairly light weight. This lens is about half the weight of the Nikkor 24-70 F/2.8. Believe me, weight starts to become important when you are in the hiking in White Mountains at over 10,000 foot elevation trying to find the perfect bristle cone pine tree to photograph. This lens seems to meet those needs. The only issue that I have with this lens is that if you need to use a filter you must use thin (slim) filters or it will vignette at 24-30mm range. While this is not an AF-S, lens focuses speed in more than satisfactory. The color and contract of this lens is very good and the sharpness is excellent. Overall, I am pleased with this lens.
    Date published: 2008-10-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great general purpose and macro lens I probably use this lens for at least 70% of my shots, and the reason for that is the very convenient zoom range, excellent sharpness, fast focus and generally great performance of this lens under most lighting conditions. I have used this lens for portraits, fashion, landscapes, close-ups, macros, and even sport, wildlife and action so long as distances are moderate. Results have always been excellent, even in low light. The glass appears to be top quality; I have never seen any sign of distortion or chromatic aberration. If there is any drawbacks to this lens it would be the weight. It is noticeably heavier than other similar zooms I have used, but personally I feel the better image quality is worth it.
    Date published: 2008-10-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great if... I had this lens for a week and used it on my D700. I shot a few shoots with it and loved the lens' versatility, bokeh, etc until I pulled the photos up on my computer. There was severe distortion in the corners when pushed wide and significant chromatic aberration, especially in macro. I did not expect the macro quality of seperate 1:1 macro lens, but I did expect more from Nikon. An updated version of the lens would probably be fabulous, but this lens is not a pro lens. HOWEVER, I wouldn't entirely discredit it for the amateurs who do not care to spend the money for the 24-70 2.8 and want a great walk-around lens with macro. It is fun and useful nonetheless.
    Date published: 2010-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp Lens with a Great Macro I have had this lens for 2 weeks now. I was looking for a everyday lens for shooting street and simple macro shots. This lens has proven to be very good for the shots I want to capture. The macro feature of the lens is excellent. I have received sharp quality photos from this lens. I have no regrets from my purchase. The Nikkor lens works well with my Nikon D700 camera. I am thoroughly pleased with the photo results I have captured from this lens. I would definitely recommend the 24-85 mm lens to anyone looking for a solid everyday lens.
    Date published: 2009-02-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for film and DX This was my go to lens for 10 years. Rugged construction, fast at 24mm. Even at 85mm I could use a shallow depth of field to make foreground objects disappear. It is not a light lens but on a solid body it feels good. When I moved to an FX body I had problems with vignetting that I had not seen with film. I now looking for a replacement lens that is more suited to a D800. In the interim I am enjoying my prime lenses and a wide zoom.
    Date published: 2012-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am ALWAYS singing the praises of this lens. I bought a used (Nikon Refurb) 24-85 about 6 years ago. It has since gone everywhere with me. Football games, countryside trips, weddings, Europoe, and random social functions. This is THE best lens in this zoom range that I could find. I think it is a considerably better lens than the 24-120. I didn't have the money to entertain Nikon's higher end offerings, but after 6 years with this lens, I don't you can improve on the image quality I have gotten from this lens.Also, the 2.8-4 is fantastic in accomodating both stop action and blur action shots.Buy it! Problems Encountered: None that compromise the 5-star rating across the board. The zoom has gotten a little loose though. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Nikon 35-70, Nikon 50, Nikon 70-210, Tamron 28-90 Items I Recommend: Put some kind of filter up front to protect it.
    Date published: 2007-03-25
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    I still have Nikon film cameras, being a FM3A and ...

    I still have Nikon film cameras, being a FM3A and a F100. Only use Nikkor primes on the FM3A, but was wondering how this lens would function on the F100?
    Asked by: Robert
    Nikon has championed the F mount since 1959, The Nikon AF Zoom-NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF Lens will not only fit on the F100, it will auto focus sharply and auto expose well with it too. Goo luck.
    Answered by: Dennis A
    Date published: 2019-01-31

    Does this lense focus quickly for indoor sports, ...

    Does this lense focus quickly for indoor sports, basketball volleyball?
    Asked by: Dana
    This is an auto focus lens. How fast it focuses will depend on the speed of the AF system for the camera it is using.
    Answered by: Joseph
    Date published: 2019-04-07


    Would the aperture ring work if this was attached to a sony a7s ii via a fotodiox with built in nd?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the aperture ring could be used even when attached to the FotodioX Vizelex Pro ND Throttle Lens Mount Adapter for Nikon F-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Would the aperture ring work if this was attached to a Sony A7sII via a Nikon-EF ring adapter + EF-NEX adapter (Comlite, Fotodiox, Metabones...)? I am only interested in the manual aperture control, not autofocus. I need a setup with minimal electronics to travel.
    Asked by: Nunavut999 N.
    Yes, you can use the aperture ring when using this lens with an adapter.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is it fully compatible with Nikon D750 and is it Made in Japan?Thanks
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes it is fully compatible. It is a very good lens and I believe all Nikkor lenses are made in Japan.
    Answered by: Charles M.
    Date published: 2018-11-20


    what are the advantages or disadvanteges between the newer 24to85 3.5/4.5 vr lens to this one? I know vr advantages, and it seems people like this 2.8/4.0 for its sharpness. what are your recommendations. thank you.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The D version has an f/stop ring. This allows the lens with the use of a lens adapter to have f/stop function on other brand cameras.Besides VR the biggest difference in the D version lens is it does not have a built in focus motor. Many Nikon DSLR cameras will not autofocus without the lens having a focus motor. The Nikon brand lenses that have a focus motor built in are called AF-S.
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    is this lens compatible with the Nikon 610?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes it is. It is my regular lens on that camera, it is sharper than the regular 24-85 FX. Plus, it has a great macro.
    Answered by: ALFREDO R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is it better than AF-S DX nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6g ed VR ii lens?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Nikon 24-85mm f2.8-4D lens is an excellent lens. It is very sharp and has a very effective macro feature to it. It is sharper than the Nikon 18-200mm lens but obviously has a shorter overall zoom range.
    Answered by: Yos O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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    Nikon AF NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF Q&A

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

    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df