Further readings for the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
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At less than half the price of the marginally wider, slightly faster Zeiss 24-70mm f4, this in-house Sony model looks like a tempting alternative, but can it meet the demands of the high-resolution sensor in the A7R? Read on to find out.
Following on the from the lens recommendations for the new mid-range DX format Nikon D5300, we’ve now completed the assessment of the full-frame Nikon Df. We’ve tested the camera with more than 90 Nikkor and third-party prime lenses and zooms to assess image quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses perform best when paired with the new camera.
Following on from the lens recommendations for the earlier full-frame Nikon D600, we’ve now had the opportunity to assess a wide range lenses with that model’s replacement, the 24-Mpix D610. We’ve analyzed a total of 95 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models with the D610 to assess image quality, and we’ve come across some unexpected results. Read onto find out more about that and which lenses perform best when paired with the camera.
Following on from our series of selecting the best lenses for the Nikon D800 with its potential for massively detailed images from the 36Mpix sensor, we’ve now turned our attention to that camera’s younger sibling, the 24Mpix D600.
Most manufacturers have a lens that gets bundled with their cameras to make a ‘Kit’, and Nikon is no exception, but when its full frame cameras are beginning to be accessible to the consumer market, the kit lens needs both coverage and quality to be an appropriate partner to the likes of a Nikon D600.
A middle-of-the-line lens, the AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR integrates an ED glass lens and three aspherical lenses, as well as a coating against flare. Its focal-length range extends from wide-angle to traditional lengths for taking portraits. The autofocus is driven by an ultrasonic (SWM) motorized internal focus (IF design). This lens’s lightness (465 grams) is particularly appreciated as a counterweight (so to speak) to the 830 grams of the APS-C reflex trans-standard lens announced at the same time, the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.