Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED AF-S VR Lens

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A Flexible Imaging Tool Featuring a Consistent f/4.0 Maximum Aperture

Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Zoom Lens Although the 24-120mm f/4G VR Zoom was created primarily to be use on FX DSLR camera, it' feels just as right on any DX DSLR camera. it's a normal 5x zoom on the FX camera bodies, it's just right for portraits, landscapes, or weddings - and an excellent selection for an ideal go-everywhere lens. On a DX camera, it's focal length is bumped up by 1.5x effectively turning it into a daunting longer-range optic having sufficient wide angle for every shot but the widest.

It's a flexible imaging tool featuring a consistent f/4.0 maximum aperture allowing photographers to preserve their exposure settings all the way through the total zoom range. For those crucial focusing-instances - there's an M/A focus switch that lets the photographer quickly switch between autofocus and manual modes.

The Nikon optical engineers have added the Nikon Super Integrated Coating to the lens elements- an advanced multi-coating process which augment light transmission to gain maximum crispness, clarity, and contrast. In addition this Nikkor contains advantages from the Nikon Nano Crystal Coat - the high-technology lens coating that guarantees maximum picture quality by eliminating or diminishing negative effects from flare, ghosting, and glare.

It's too heavy as a DX lens, although ok on an FX. There's Vignetting plus corner softness (although a bigger problem on the FX). Sep 29, 2011 ✓

Features

    Compact & Versatile 5x Standard Zoom Lens with f/4 Maximum Aperture

    Perfect for landscapes, portraits, weddings, and distant subjects. Offers a constant maximum aperture to maintain exposure settings throughout the entire zoom range

    AF-S Autofocus lens featuring a Silent wave, coreless, integrated, focus motor (unwrapped in 1996). Basically an updated AF-I Autofocus-Silent sporting a "Silent Wave Motor" (ultrasonic) to focus near silently and fast.

    Three 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.

    DX - NIKKOR - Compact and lightweight Nikon DX lenses feature a lesser image circle and are specifically created and optimized for the Nikon D-series, digital SLR camera bodies. An ideal option for photographers and enthusiasts who require shooting of expansive landscapes with Nikon DX DSLR

    Two ED- (Extra-low Dispersion Glass Elements)
    a necessary element of the Nikon telephoto lens Nikon engineered Extra-low Dispersion optical glass to facilitate the manufacture of lenses that provide superior color correction and sharpness by diminishing chromatic aberrations

    FX-format
    The leading factor setting the Nikon FX apart from other sensors is the large size of the pixels, which allows for more light collection.

    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.

    M/A mode
    AF-S Nikon lenses include the exclusive Nikon M/A focus function, that permits switching from auto to manual focus virtually without time lag - even while the AF servo is in operation regardless of the AF mode in play.

    N-Nano Crystal Coat
    Nano Crystal Coat consist of an antireflective coat that stemmed from the cultivation of Nikon NSR-series (Step and Repeat type) semiconductor fabricating devices

    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

    SWM- Silent Wave Motor
    Nikon AF-S engineering is yet one more rationale why professional photographers like Nikon telephoto optical lenses.

    VR II Vibration Reduction system
    Provides the equivalent of employing a 4 stops faster shutter speed This second generation VR is known as VR II, that was engineered to provide an additional 1-stop improvement over the initial VR

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Specifications
Overview
Lens styleZoom lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length24 – 120 mm  
Stabilization type Yes (VR II, up to 4 stops)  
Camera mount Nikon F (FX)  
Angle of view 84 to 20°30' (61 to 13°20' in DX-format)  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F4.0  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Aperture annotations rounded blades  
Optical
Total Elements 17  
Number of Groups 13  
Coatings / special elements 2 ED glass elements, 3 aspherical lenses, Nano Crystal coat  
Focusing
Minimum focus distance 0.45 m (17.72")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.24 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight710 g (1.57 lb)  
Lens diameter 84 mm (3.31")  
Overall length 104 mm (4.07")  
Construction materials metal mount  
Sealing No  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread size 77 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code HB-53  
Tripod collar included No  
Optional accessories Lens case CL-1218

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