Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D IF AF Lens

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Pretty Small and Light Weight

Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D Lens This Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D lens takes care of a wide and enormously useful territory. It features the quickest aperture of any wide-angle zoom. It's also pretty small and light weight. A 1:2 macro is included, which easily reached by just flipping a switch. The non-rotating front when both focusing or zooming makes it a pleasure to use a polarizing filter. It's also internal focus, meaning there's no extending while focusing.

This lens attempts to be the do it all leans with a 3.5x wide to telephoto zoom range ideal for both full-length portraits, landscapes, Featuring a fast f/2.8 aperture at the 24mm focal setting, it creates a 1:2 reproduction ratio when the settings are from 35 through 85mm. Both molded glass and hybrid aspherical lens elements allow higher optical performance shooting, while a rounded nine-bladed diaphragm creates a natural bokeh for out-of-focus regions.

Did I mention that the filter attachment ring does not rotate while zooming or focusing. The lens mount is made of metal, AF comes from the old-fashioned screw style and the lens includes an aperture ring making in congruent with virtually all Nikon cameras

No Auto focusing using Nikon D40, D60, D3000, D3100, D5100 or D5000.

Chromatic aberrations become apparent when printing out really big, photos, It needs a filter or Photoshop help correct that. Also in macro mode, at 24mm it doesn't stop down tof/ 2.8, only stops down to f/3.2. Aug 19, 2011 ✓


AF - Nikkor's initial autofocus label, signifying that focus handled by a motor integral to the body of the camera.

AS - Aspherical lens elements - Nikon unveiled the first lens in 1968 featuring aspherical camera lens elements. What makes them different? Aspherical lenses all but eliminates the issues of coma and related kinds of lens aberrations even when employed at the maximum aperture.

D- Distance. Denoted after the  f-number. It signifies the lens has the capacity to use Nikon's 3D Matrix Metering on camera bodies where it is supported.

IF- Internal Focusing
The ability to have a lens focus while it's size remains unchanged. Nikon’s IF engineering allows that to happen. All internal optical travel is contained within the inside of the non-extension lens container.

RD- Rounded 9 Blade Diaphragm
Soft-focus images of point light resources create accepted polygonal shapes that mirror the form of the cavity produced by the diaphragm blades.

SIC - Nikon Super Integrated Coating
Nikon uses an elite multilayer lens coating to augment the operation of its lens elements which also helps diminish ghosting and flare to minute levels. Nikon Super Integrated Coat also accomplishes several purposes,

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Lens styleZoom lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length24 – 85 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Nikon F (FX)  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F2.8 - F4.0  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Aperture annotations rounded blades  
Total Elements 15  
Number of Groups 11  
Minimum focus distance 0.50 m (19.69")  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Screw drive from camera  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale No  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight545 g (1.20 lb)  
Lens diameter 79 mm (3.09")  
Overall length 83 mm (3.25")  
Construction materials Plastic barrel, metal mount  
Sealing No  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread size 72 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code HB-25  
Tripod collar included No


Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D Lens