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Nikon AF-S 24-120mm lens

Dennis Hissink
Photokina report
Wednesday 1st, September 2010
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

Report Photokina 2010 - Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, a brand new 5x zoom lens for FX format D-SLR photographers. The 24-120mm focal length continues to be a unique proposition in the Nikkor lens range and the new version features a fixed f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range. It incorporates Nano Crystal coat and Nikon’s second generation VRII system. Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon Europe says: "The AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens offers excellent value and performance in a compact package for adventurous photographers everywhere. It is the second f/4 aperture VR zoom lens introduced this year that broadens the options for Nikon photographers."

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm lens

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm lens
The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR covers a Nikkor exclusive zoom range of 24mm to 120mm, ideal for events and travel photography. The fixed f/4 aperture enables the photographer to manage the depth of field effectively throughout the zoom range. Whatever the subject, from expansive landscapes to isolating portraits, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR does it with ease. The large zoom range is achieved in a very compact and tough construction, ideal for the adventure and travel photographer. Through extensive use of magnesium and Super Engineering Plastic components the lens is built to handle the knocks of everyday use, and rubber sealing around switches and lens mount mean moist or dusty conditions are not a problem.

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm specifications
• Focal length : 24-120mm
• Maximum aperture : f/4
• Minimum aperture : f/22
• Lens construction : 17 elements in 13 groups
• Two ED glass elements, three aspherical lenses and Nano Crystal Coat
• Angle of view : 84˚-20˚ 20’ (61˚-13˚ 20’ with Nikon DX format)
• Closest focus distance : 0.45m (1.5ft)
• Max reproduction ratio : 0.24x (at telephoto setting)
• Diaphragm blades : 9 (rounded)
• Focusing : AF with built in SWM and Manual focus
• Filter/attachment size : 77mm
• Diameter x length : Approx. 84 x 103.5mm
• Weight : Approx. 710g / 25oz

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm lens

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm lens with vibration reduction
The new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR is equipped with Nikon’s second generation Vibration Reduction system (VR II) that offers compensation equivalent to a shutter speed of approximately four stops faster and couples well with the f/4 fixed aperture under low light conditions. The system incorporates two modes: Normal for general handheld shooting and Active to compensate for the mechanical vibration frequencies caused by planes and moving vehicles.

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm lens

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm price & availability
The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR takes the ‘standard zoom’ concept to another level to meet the demands of today’s high resolution FX format D-SLRs while maintaining excellent price/performance ratio. The lens is supplied with a dedicated hood HB-53 and a soft pouch. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR is available from September 22nd 2010 for an estimated retail price of €1219,-.

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