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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical and Two ED Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
Possibly the single most versatile lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR from Nikon spans a useful wide-angle to short-telephoto range and features a constant f/4 maximum aperture for consistent performance throughout the zoom range. Three aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion elements are used to greatly reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations in order to produce a high degree of sharpness and clarity. Also benefitting image quality, both a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to control flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Supporting the optics is VR II image stabilization, which compensates for camera shake to help realize sharp imagery when shooting handheld. A Silent Wave Motor is also used to provide fast and precise autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Overview

Possibly the single most versatile lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR from Nikon spans a useful wide-angle to short-telephoto range and features a constant f/4 maximum aperture for consistent performance throughout the zoom range. Three aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion elements are used to greatly reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations in order to produce a high degree of sharpness and clarity. Also benefitting image quality, both a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to control flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Supporting the optics is VR II image stabilization, which compensates for camera shake to help realize sharp imagery when shooting handheld. A Silent Wave Motor is also used to provide fast and precise autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override.

Standard zoom is designed for FX-format F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 36-180mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range.
Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Two extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
Both a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 018208021932

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Specs

Focal Length24 to 120mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View84° to 20° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.24x
Optical Design17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.31 x 4.06" / 84 x 103 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.82" / 147.8 mm
Weight1.56 lb / 710 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.7 x 5.3 x 4.9"

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Reviews

A truly versatile, beautiful lens

By Melia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-03

This has been my go-to lens for years! I use it for most of my shoots, and it always works wonders! The glass is super crisp and clear, you get so much out of this lens! Here are some photos I've taken with it.

My most versatile lens!

By Emma
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-05

I am impressed with the versatility of this lens; from landscapes to portraits and indoor events. I've had a great experience with it all. There's a bit of vignetting at it's widest point (nothing Photoshop can't fix) and it's on the heavier side, which is to be expected with this size lens and quality glass. Overall, I'm super happy with the results and will be keeping it in my professional kit for quite a while.

Excellent Zoom Lens!

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-03

I've been using this lens for almost nine years. Have shot thousands of RAW files with it, first on a D800 and the last year on a Z7. I've shot location and studio portraits with it, I've shot editorial location, and I've shot architecture and interiors with it, and been on very rough construction sites with it all day. I even shot a 'Gladiator Run' all afternoon in 100+ heat. I have shot fine art landscape with it. I work all my files in LR Classic and finish in PS. I'm attaching a shot from 2020 of pecan trees in the winter. Sharpness is MORE than excellent. The new 24-200 Z is supposed to be even better, when it's finally available.

Nikon Great !

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-18

one of the best lenses Nikon makes in a mid range zoom. great for portraits too. Love it with my new D850

Terrific all-purpose lens

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-16

Subjective assessment: Excellent for portraits, sports, sunsets, wildlife. Sharp, great color, and VR works great. An f/2.8 fixed zoom version would be a nice future upgrade. Not inexpensive, but a typically great Nikon value.

Great all-purpose lens

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-30

Second time I've purchased this lens, this time as a present. Images are fantastic, as expected for a NIKKOR lens, and rival those taken with my other Nikon tele/zoom and wide-angle/zoom lenses. This is a no-brainer walk-around lens.

Great 24/120 mm lens!!

By Ed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-20

This is my 2nd 24/120 mm lens. The first lens 24/120 mm 3.5 - 5.6 G. 72 mm was my first SLR lens which I had for over 16 years!! Unfortunately, there are no parts available to fix the vibrations it was having. So I brought the 24-120 mm 1.4 G ED 77mm lens. It is great, with 77 mm to let in more light. Ed in MI.

A great kit lens

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-11

This lens came with my D-810 when I bought it a couple of years ago, so I guess you could call it a kit lens. This is the most versatile lens I have in my bag, and there are a few lenses in there. I have used it for just about everything, weddings, location portraiture, landscapes, product and still life. This lens is rarely taken off my camera. I would be lost without it and if anything were to happen to it, I'd have another on order immediately. I highly recommend this lens.

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will this lens work with a nikon 1.4 or1.7 ...

will this lens work with a nikon 1.4 or1.7 teleconverter?
Asked by: richard
No, the Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR does not accept teleconverters.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-07-13

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As this lens is zoomed toward 120mm., do the front elements extend forward, thus making the lens longer?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the front elements will extend forward and add to the length of the 24-120mm f/4 ED VR Zoom lens.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does this lens have a factory warranty, and what are the terms?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens comes with a Nikon USA warranty which is valid for 5 years in the USA and covers parts and labor due to manufacturers defects.. The first year is valid world-wide.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does this lens have any focus breathing? If so, ...

Does this lens have any focus breathing? If so, how severe is it?
Asked by: Jacob
The 24-120mm has no focus breathing to speak of.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-30

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I love this lens except that it isn't razor sharp until I stop done to about f5. Is this 'normal' for this lens or do I have a lemon? Does anyone know of a similar lens that is razor sharp at f4?
Asked by: Christopher
The, Nikon 24-120 is a sharp lens. But like most lenses wide open and towards the edges are not as sharp as closed down.But if you do feel you might have an issue with the lens you should come into chat, call or email us at B&H.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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this lens is compatible with nikon D610?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 lens is fully compatible with the D610, yes. This lens can be used on any Nikon DSLR, and any Nikon SLR that can control aperture through its body.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2020-07-23

Will it work on d7200 do camera

Will it work on d7200 do camera
Asked by: Sandra
It is my go-to lens on my D7200.
Answered by: Judy
Date published: 2020-01-14

Trying to decide between this lens, the Nikon ...

Trying to decide between this lens, the Nikon 24-120mm F/4G or the Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8. I'd call myself a very amateur landscape photographer and that is what the lens would be used for the most, taking landscape photos while hiking. Any thoughts/suggestions appreciated?
Asked by: Shawn
Depends on the subject matter but if you are shooting low light go with the F2.8 work horse. If you are looking for a all around day to mid-day lens the 24-120 is a great lens to have for family outings and more.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-02-14
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