Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G ED VR and Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G reviewBy Ben Boswell - Tuesday April 30 2013 Lens Review
It is quite tempting to sneer at the concept of a kit lens; many of the ones bundled with cheaper cameras are really appalling, degrading the quality of the camera to the point where you are unlikely to get useable results. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G ED VR is not like this, it is a competent lens that will provide results very much in keeping with the camera.
If you are a purist and look constantly for the ultimate image quality then it is not going to match up to the best prime lenses. Neither will it match the very best of the Zoom lenses, but if you want a versatile, light, easy to use lens for everyday use on your Nikon D600 or D800 you could really do a whole lot worse than this.