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

Product Summary

Features

The AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF covers a good focal length range from 24mm to 85mm and offers a fast f/2.8 aperture at its widest. This lens is ideal for both landscape and for portraiture and can be also used for the purpose of architecture photography. At the smaller end the lens stops down to f/22. This lens is compatible with both FX and DX format Nikon DSLRs.

Retailing at $745, this is a cheaper take at a wide to medium tele zoom lens and ensures that users looking for an IF lens can get something within a budget range. Several features of thee lens is worth mentioning. Nikon’s AS (aspherical elements) ensures that the lens has reduced spherical aberration. There are two aspherical elements in the lens. IF (Internal Focusing) elements ensure that the lens does not extend when focusing. Only the internal elements move and the overall length of the lens never changes. The lens has 9 rounded blade diaphragm giving a beautiful bokeh when shot at full wide. The 24-85mm has a minimum focusing distance of 0.7’ or 0.2 meter.

The lens has SIC (Super Integrated Coating) to reduce flares and ghosting. There are 15 elements arranged in 11 groups. The lens has a dimension of 3.2” x 3.1” x 3.1” and weighs about 545 grams. The lens takes a 72mm screw-on type filter.

The AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF comes with a HB-25 Hood, a 72mm lens cap for the front end of the lens and a rear lens cap. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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

Construction 11 Groups/ 16 Elements 1 ED Glass Element and 3 Aspherical Elements
Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Super Integrated Coating Yes
Internal Focusing Yes
G-Type Yes
VR Yes
VR Auto Tripod Mode Yes
Diaphragm Blades 7
Distance Information Yes
Angle of view Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 61°
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format): 18°50′
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 84°
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format): 28°30′
F stop range 2.8-22
Closest Focusing Distance Approx. 1.25 feet at all focal lengths
Max Magnification 0.22x
Filter Size 72mm
Dimensions 3.1 x 3.2 in (78 x 82 mm)
Weight 16.4 oz (465 g)

 

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Purchase options

Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H