Saturday, June 16, 2012

AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED

AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED
Price to be annouced

In conjunction with 70 million NIKKOR lenses production, one of the two latest addition to Nikon's arsenal of lenses is the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED. This compact piece of lens is set to replace your standard zoom kit lens for your FX body. Equipped with a variable aperture, this lens is definitely not going to replace your AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, despite having a VR feature. The fact that the positioning of this lens seems to be an odd one as most FX body users will be able to afford the fast standard zoom than to go with a variable aperture standard zoom lens. However, if size, weight and VR is going to be a reason for you to score the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED, this lens will fit your bill. Not to forget that as with most NIKKOR lenses, this lens comes with SWM (Silent Wave Motor) as well as M/A focus selector switch.

Focal length
24-85 mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
16 elements in 11 groups (including 1 ED lens element and 3 aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view
Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 84°–28° Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 61°–18° 50′ IX240 system cameras: 71°–22° 50′
Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Minimum focus distance
0.38 m (1.25 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio
Approx. 0.22x
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter-attachment size
72 mm (P=0.75 mm)
Approx. 78 mm maximum diameter x 82 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 465 g (16.4 oz)

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