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


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


Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 2010.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 24-120 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4.
The lens is to considered fairly bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 24 mm or at 120 mm the aperture value can be f/4.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HB-53".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR IF-ED  (2003)
Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II  (2010) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
Has a built-in image stabilizer
Works on all sensor types
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
The lens is the latest among several editions
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (710 gr)
The price
Specification
Product Name:Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2010
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4
Focal Range: 24-120 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  24-120 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  36-180 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 17 elements / 13 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, VR II
Closest Focusing Distance:45 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 77 mm
Lens Hood:
HB-53(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):84 x 103 mm
Vikt:710 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1299 USD
 
 
Product Page (Nikon):
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Text from Nikon:"Upgraded standard zoom lens for FX-format D-SLRs offers a constant maximum aperture to maintain exposure settings throughout the entire zoom range.

Compact and versatile 5X standard zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture
Perfect for landscapes, portraits, weddings and distant subjects offering a constant maximum aperture to maintain exposure settings throughout the entire zoom range and VR II Image Stabilization.

Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.

2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture setting.

M/A Focus Mode Switch
Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.

Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.

Extended range on Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras
Angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of 36-180mm in FX/35mm format.

Nano Crystal Coat
Further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.

3 Aspherical Lens Elements
Aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration, even when shooting at the widest available aperture.

Internal Focus (IF)
Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare."
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikon-24-120mm-f-4g-ed-vr-14914
 
focus-numerique.com
http://www.focus-numerique.com/test-1162/objectif-nikkor-af-s-24-120-mm-f4-g-ed-vr-presentation-caracteristiques-1.html
 
ishootshows.com
http://ishootshows.com/2010/11/09/review-nikon-24-120mm-f4/
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II
Different versions of this lens
2003 Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR IF-ED
2010 Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II

Alternatives to Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR IF-ED
Nikon AF-S 24-85mm f/3,5-4,5 G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
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