longlens's reviews

  • Nikon 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF VR AF-S Nikkor

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    wide range, good build quality, good images
    apparent wide range in final Nikon acceptable tolerances, my lens was initially soft, but after return to Nikon image became outstanding

    Initially soft images due to poor assembly by Nikon.After return by me to Nikon and Nikon (long Island) service image quality outstanding except at 120. Maximal performance ( as with most lenses) at f 8. Sharp contrsty images, barely perceptible CA at widest angle (24mm). Not quite as sharp as later produced Nikon 18-105, wider low end helps, since am rarely at 120mm. Slightly prefer later produced 18-105, but would not get the newest F.4 version of the 24-120. Have tried it, can't easily see difference, but my lens DID go back to Nikon for adjustment.

    reviewed September 28th, 2011 (purchased for $460)