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Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR comments

Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR

Courtesy of B&H Photo, I have the Nikon AF-S VR 24-120mm f/4G ED in hand for testing for DAP. I am not terribly interested in wide-range slow zooms for most of my shooting, but they can be useful at times when fast-moving subjects don’t allow for switching lenses.

Whether the 24-120 is a viable lens for the 24 megapixel Nikon D3x in terms of full-frame sharpness is another matter, but the D3x is not really its target market. Performance looks to be optimized for the DX format, because edges and corners don’t look too promising from the (very limited) MTF charts. Then again, the dropoff could be due to field curvature, and the lens could be better than it appears.

My intent is to shoot it against the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G, 50mm f/1.4G, 85mm f/1.4G, and if it arrives in time, the 35mm f/1.4G (all those lenses reviewed in DAP, the 35/1.4G to be reviewed). Those lenses should establish a relative quality index for the 24-120 performance.

At about $1299, it’s a fairly expensive zoom, and one might expect it to offer a higher level of performance than most every other Nikon wide range zoom, if only because of its price.

My initial impression of build quality is that of a much better made lens than its predecessor; it feels solid and has a fit and finish similar to Nikon’s pro zooms. So far so good, image assessments will follow in due course.

See my notes on the 24-120mm f/4G VR.

Not yet arrived, but long ago paid for, is Nikon’s new 35mm f/1.4G which I’ll be reviewing as soon as it arrives.


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