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Brian Tobey
Nikon 28mm f/1.8 G AF-S

NIKON 24-85mm 3.5-4.5 VR

MULTIPURPOSE MID-RANGE ZOOM | PRICE $599

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VRInternal FocsFXManual Focus Overide
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LIGHT WEIGHT
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Last Updated: June 14, 2012 | By Brian Tobey Email Google+

SUMMARY


INTRODUCTION

Nikon 24-85mm VR Review

This newly announced Nikon 24-85mm 3.5-4.5 VR lens is no surprise. With the upcoming D600 (Entry Level FX DSLR) and the prior discontinued 24-85mm AFS, this lens is expected to provide great optics in a light weight package. It is one of the most affordable Nikon FX Zoom available new, and if it is anything like its predecessor, the 24-85mm AFS non-VR, it will deliver great optical performance.

I have pre-ordered it from Amazon, and when I receive it I will provide a complete review along with comparisons to the previous 24-85mm and the 24-70mm (golden lens).

Overall the specs look great. However, one thing that caught my attention was the prior 24-85mm used 67mm filter threads, where this new VR model uses 72mm. This may bring some inconvenience as the 67mm thread is a bit more common.

At this time I do not have any more info, but you can read more at Nikon's website.


AVAILIBILITY

Currently the lens is expected to be available late June. It is also expected to be a kit lens for the upcoming D600 announcement in August. I expect there to be an abundance of them produced. At this time you can pre-order it through Amazon or Adorama and they will ship them as they receive them from Nikon. This is probably your best bet or shop ask at your local photo store.


SPECIFICATIONS:

- NIKON SPECIFICATIONS -
GLASS16 ELEMENTS / 11 GROUPS
DIAPHRAGM7 ROUNDED BLADES
MINIMUM APERTUREf / 29
CLOSE FOCUS1.25 FT (38.1 CM)
DEPTH OF FIELD SCALEYes
WEIGHT465 GRAMS (16.4 OUNCES)
DIMENSIONS83mm Diam x 88.5mm L
FILTERS72MM
MAXIMUM REPRODUCTION RATIO1:4.54



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