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

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

Nikon AF 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 22
  • Two Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio at 85mm: 1:2
  • Aperture Control Ring
  • Internal Focus
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.9"
  • Filter Diameter: 72mm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0 overview

  • 1Description

The AF NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF Lens from Nikon provides wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives in the FX format and a 36-127.5mm focal length equivalence when used on a DX format DSLR. Its variable aperture offers a maximum of f/2.8 at the wide angle end for effective low light capability and shallow depth of field control. Its compact build and versatile focal range makes it an ideal lens for travel and everyday use.

Its internal focusing system enables use of front end filters without unwanted rotation and an aperture control ring offers smooth manual control of exposure in addition to auto exposure through the camera body. With a macro mode at the telephoto end, this lens offers effective close-up shooting with a 1:2 reproduction ratio. Two aspherical lens elements reduce aberrations and Nikon's Super Integrated Lens Coating minimizes ghosting and flare.

This lens' autofocus function is compatible with Nikon DSLRs featuring a built-in autofocus motor. It will not support auto focusing when used with certain DSLRs that do not have an integrated focus motor, such as the D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300.

Variable aperture zoom lens compatible with DX and FX format DSLRs. Wide angle to telephoto perspectives with a 35mm focal length equivalence of 36-127.5mm on DX format cameras.
Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture at 24mm focal length.
Internal Focusing (IF) design for smooth and fast autofocus and non-rotating filter attachment.
Two aspherical lens elements reduce aberrations and Nikon's Super Integrated Lens Coating improves light transmission, minimizing ghosting and flare.
Provides maximum 1:2 reproduction ratio at 85mm.
Nine-blade rounded diaphragm
UPC: 018208019298
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Nikon AF 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 Extension upon Registration
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    Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0 specs

    Focal Length 24 - 85mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 36 - 127.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8 - 4
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 84° - 28° 30'
    DX Picture Angle: 61° - 18° 50'
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (20 cm)
    Magnification 0.17x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
    Optical Design 15 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.1 x 3.2" (7.87 x 8.13 cm)
    Weight 1.20 lb (545 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 4.6 x 4.5"

    Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0 reviews

    AF NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF Lens is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 108.
    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 4 out of 5 by from Decent for film/Fx, not the best for DX The 24-85 2.8-4 lens is not a bad performer but works best if stopped down at least one full stop. However, if stopped down, it loses its biggest advantage (f/2.8-4 speed) over consumer grade lenses, at least in DX. For DX users, it is better to get a lower priced lens such as the 16-85 DX or go all out and get the 2.8 zooms such as the 17-55/2.8 or the 24-70/2.8. For FX users, there are not as many affordable options - but if you're willing to spend $2500 & up for FX, I would suggest getting the 24-70 - a far better choice for the mid-range zoom (I've used that extensively and it's a top notch performer & much better than this lens). I would recommend it with reservation for FX (not at its best wide open), suggest 16-85 or 17-55 for DX instead.
    Date published: 2011-02-21
    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 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
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