Review Lens: Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED

Lens Overview - Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5

Nikon's 24-120mm zoom lens is now even smaller than its predecessor, the AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF and features an innovative Vibration Reduction (VR) system that allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions. The VR system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 3 stops (8 times) faster.

Covering many commonly used focal lengths in one compact zoom lens, the 24-120mm proves itself to be a unique and popular choice when a variety of subjects may be encountered. Ideal where space and weight are restricted - such as travel photography - the wide zoom range offers the opportunity to capture a variety of subjects both close by and far away, from interiors to portraits.

Note: G-type lenses are fully compatible only with the F5, F100, N80, N75, N65, N55, D1-series and D100 (or any newer model) cameras.

Note: VR-feature will only work with Nikon's F5, F100, N80, N75, N65, D100 & D1-series (or any newer model) cameras.

Note: When mounted on Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format) D2-Series, D1-Series, D100 and D70, D90 digital cameras, the lens' picture angle becomes 61°-13°20' and its 35mm equivalent focal length range is approx. 36-180mm.

Note: AF-S feature is not supported by certain camera models.

Please click here for a list of compatible models.

Vibration Reduction (VR) minimizes image blur caused by camera shake (cancelable). Two available VR modes :
1) Vibration Reduction for both the viewfinder image and the image on film. Moderate VR operation is executed to ensure viewing comfort for the viewfinder image.
2) VR for the image on the film only (conserves battery power).
New optical design incorporates two ED glass elements and two aspherical elements for superior optical performance
Built-in A/M switch enables instant switching from autofocus to manual focus (Lock mechanism provided)
Silent Wave Motor for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet AF
New cosmetic design identical to current AF-S Nikkor lenses
Filter attachment does not rotate during focusing or zooming.
The rounded diaphragm (7 blades) makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural

Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5 Latest Price



Filter Size72mm
f/Stop Range3.5-22
Minimum Focus Distance1.6' (0.5 m)
Magnification1:4.7
Zoom/Focus ControlTwo-touch
Angle of View84 to 20.30' Degrees
Groups/Elements13/15
Tripod CollarNo
Length3.7" (94mm)
Maximum Diameter3" (77mm)
Weight1.2 lb (575g)

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Lens Technical

Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Name Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-EDSony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/3.5f/3.5f/3.5
Year 200320182018
Mount Type Nikon F FXSony EFujifilm X
Lens Type Lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $600$600$300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 241815
Global 19.2424
Effective Mega Pixel 11.3134
Distorsion 0.656486
Vignetting -1.20201
Tstop 5.36659
Ac 12.4351
Vignetting Ranking 8805
Tstop Ranking 10072
Ac Ranking 9341
Pixel Depth 36.3
Price Sensor 3300
Sensor Raw 36.56
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Feb. 2003Jan. 2018Jan. 2018
Brand NikonSonyFujifilm


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