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snapsy
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Haven't checked other focal lengths yet but here are the results on my D800 at close focusing distance.

f/4.5
f/8

Hmm...



Jul 03, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nikon 24-85mm VR @ 85mm


so far......I like f8 in the center, the rest...not so much


jn



Jul 03, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Nikon 24-85mm VR @ 85mm


Hmm indeed. I'd expect F8 to be sharper at the edges than that. 4.5 seems really off - have you micro-adjusted AF yet or are those live view? I was rooting for this lens, I'd like a it for my D800, now I'm a bit worried.


Jul 03, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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OUCH! Then again, a blind man would be glad to see it.


Jul 03, 2012 at 11:17 PM
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Steve Perry wrote:
Hmm indeed. I'd expect F8 to be sharper at the edges than that. 4.5 seems really off - have you micro-adjusted AF yet or are those live view? I was rooting for this lens, I'd like a it for my D800, now I'm a bit worried.


Focused in LV. The good news is the PDAF doesn't require AF tune on the lens (not surprising considering the small max aperture) and the lens is well centered...both edges are equally mushy



Jul 03, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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Get off that target crap. Go shoot some pictures and I think you will find the lens just fine. I have no idea why people buy a good product then do there best to make it look bad. This forum is full of idots like you. Get a life.....


Jul 04, 2012 at 12:22 AM
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mikesrc wrote:
Get off that target crap. Go shoot some pictures and I think you will find the lens just fine. I have no idea why people buy a good product then do there best to make it look bad. This forum is full of idots like you. Get a life.....


That's it, you're off my Christmas mailing list.



Jul 04, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Nikon 24-85mm VR @ 85mm


Let's see some images, I'm sure you can make this lens look good! BTW what is an "idot"?


Jul 04, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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mikesrc wrote:
Get off that target crap. Go shoot some pictures and I think you will find the lens just fine. I have no idea why people buy a good product then do there best to make it look bad. This forum is full of idots like you. Get a life.....



really?

I love using my tools for taking pictures, and I like having the best tools within my budget.

If on the other hand, people like the techie part of this hobby and like seeing how their lenses behave under controlled environments, can you blame them? It's perfectly valid and it serves a purpose.

Go somewhere else with your hatred. No need for the negativity, just skip the thread altogether



Jul 04, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Nikon 24-85mm VR @ 85mm


Over on DPC:

24-120 VR @ 85:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=733&Camera=614&Sample=0&FLI=5&API=1&LensComp=733&CameraComp=614&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=5&APIComp=3

and the 85 f1.8G

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=791&Camera=614&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=3&LensComp=791&CameraComp=614&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=5

Corners don't look that much better on either of those IMHO.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Nikon 24-85mm VR @ 85mm


Old 24-85 f2.8-4. Obligatory brick wall at f8. The brick wall is level. I'm not. About 4 feet from the wall at 85MM.




  NIKON D700    85mm    f/8.0    1/1s    1250 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jul 04, 2012 at 01:47 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Nikon 24-85mm VR @ 85mm


Some real world shots on my D700 with the new Nikkor 24-85/3.5-4.5G VR lens. These are just random test shot around the house today. So far, I like it!













Edited on Jul 04, 2012 at 07:42 PM · View previous versions



Jul 04, 2012 at 07:36 PM
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More...














Jul 04, 2012 at 07:39 PM
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And more...














Jul 04, 2012 at 07:41 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Nikon 24-85mm VR @ 85mm


thanks for posting all those MackD., looks on par with the 24-120 f4 to me.


Jul 04, 2012 at 07:50 PM
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mikesrc wrote:
Get off that target crap. Go shoot some pictures and I think you will find the lens just fine. I have no idea why people buy a good product then do there best to make it look bad. This forum is full of idots like you. Get a life.....


X2



Jul 04, 2012 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Nikon 24-85mm VR @ 85mm


^ So far so good


Jul 04, 2012 at 07:55 PM
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rd4tile wrote:
thanks for posting all those MackD., looks on par with the 24-120 f4 to me.


No problem at all. I do apologize for the lack of EXIF data though, when I uploaded these, I opted to allow Fotki to "re-size" of which I never do. Now the EXIF data is stripped... stupid. Oh well, they uploaded faster!

And I'm with you. They look every bit as good as the 24-120/4 VR did (I had, and sold that lens.) So far, this will do the job I want it for.





Jul 04, 2012 at 07:57 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Nikon 24-85mm VR @ 85mm


MackDaddy1962 wrote:
And I'm with you. They look every bit as good as the 24-120/4 VR did (I had, and sold that lens.) So far, this will do the job I want it for.

24-120 VR is not a stellar lens itself



Jul 04, 2012 at 08:09 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Nikon 24-85mm VR @ 85mm


snapsy wrote:
24-120 VR is not a stellar lens itself


I liked it well enough (the constant f/4 version.)

Testing with it in the days of the D7000:

http://public.fotki.com/mackdaddy/nikon-d7000-sandbox/nikkor-24-1204-vr/

The previous 24-120, variable aperture version was not so hot. That we can agree on.



Jul 04, 2012 at 08:19 PM
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