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Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED (2.1x)
Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED (1.9x)
Zoom-Nikkor 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5D (2.1x)
Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF (3.5x)
Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED (3.5x)
|AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor - 24-120mm
lens really surprised me for a number of reasons. First
I did not
really believe that this long of a zoom range, going from a true
wide angle to a medium telephoto, could be put into a high quality
Second the f3.5 maximum aperture is not all that exciting, it does keep
the price down to a manageable level but still seems a bit slow. The
being the necessity for VR in such a short lens.
provides super-fast, super-quiet AF operation
operation offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed 3 stops faster
5x zoom lens
(Internal Focusing) technology for smoother focusing and a better
aspherical lenses and two ED glass elements for higher optical
*As determined by Nikon performance tests.
OK. First of all the approximate focal length on the Nikon D100 DSLR is
36 to 180 mm. This turns out to be an incredibly good candid portrait
lens. You can follow your subject around and shoot freely from almost
any distance. In camera framing of images is extraordinarily flexible
and precise. I often found myself in busy situations just spinning
and shooting various subject matter without moving far from my spot.
when I did have to move the lens was very quick to re-focus, re-zoom
ready for the next shot. My biggest problem with the Nikkor 24-120 was
constantly running out of room on the Compact Flash Card in the camera
I was able to take so many different pictures so quickly.
The Vibration Reduction feature is necessary on this lens mostly
because in low light (at f5.6 and 200 ASA) you find yourself shooting
at very low shutter speeds. The VR function allows you to shoot for an
extra hour before pulling out the tripod or jacking up the ASA (not
it can get real noisy).
to 36-180mm focal length on 35mm.
24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF Autofocus VR Nikkor Zo...