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Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF

1929NCP_180
Review Date: Feb 9, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: -Fast f/2.8 aperture@24mm -Sharp above f/4 -Compact & lightweight
Cons:
-Little soft at f/2.8 -Not AF-S, focusing could be faster -Flares easily -Slight barrel distortion

Good all-around lens on DX format bodies if you don't need the wider angle, a good lightweight alternative to the 24-70 f/2.8 on FX. This lens primarily lives on the front of my D2X and it focuses faster than any other non AF-S lens I've used. I've also used it on a D3 and had no issues with sharpness once the lens is closed down a stop to f/4. It does easily flare, and the barrel distortion is slightly noticeable on a full-frame camera, but not anything uncorrectable in post.