Nikon AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 VR

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Nikon announces a lightweight, compact and portable lens for FX, the NIKKOR AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR. In addition to the Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, this lens provides a less expensive option for the upcoming entry level full frame camera Nikon D600. It weights at 465g which is much lighter and smaller  than the 24-70mm f/2.8 (900g) and 24-120mm f/4 VR (710g). It provides a versatile focal length that is useful for landscape and portraits.

  • VR (Vibration Reduction) minimizes camera shake by offering the equivalent of a shutter speed approximately four stops faster
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating offers superb color reproduction
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) realizes quiet AF operation
  • Two focus modes are available – M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual focus)

The new Nikon AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 VR is available to pre-order at B&H.

Focal length 24-85 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5-4.5
Minimum aperture f/22-29
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′
Focusing 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)
Dimensions Approx. 78 mm maximum diameter x 82 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approx. 465 g (16.4 oz)


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