The Nikon 24-120mm f4 G AF-S ED VR Lens is a 5x zoom lens for FX format D-SLR photographers and features a fixed f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range. With a Nano Crystal coat to greatly reduce ghosting and flare, it has high optical performance, and Nikon's second generation VRII system is included to compensate for camera shake. The Nikon 24-120mm f4 G AF-S ED VR Lens offers excellent value ... More
The Nikon 24-120mm f4 G AF-S ED VR Lens is a 5x zoom lens for FX format D-SLR photographers and features a fixed f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range. With a Nano Crystal coat to greatly reduce ghosting and flare, it has high optical performance, and Nikon's second generation VRII system is included to compensate for camera shake. The Nikon 24-120mm f4 G AF-S ED VR Lens offers excellent value and performance in a compact package for adventurous photographers everywhere.
7 Dec 2010 - I wasn’t a fan of the original 24-120 VR. Build quality was OK but nothing amazing and the optics left a lot to be desired with a sharp centre that rapidly softened up. So when this new 24-120mm f4 version was announced I was curious to see if they had brought the lens up to scratch. After all, it’s a fantastic focal length for those that need or want a little more reach than the 24-70. Read our full Nikon 24-120mm lens review...
Nikon 24-120mm f4 G AF-S ED VR Lens main features
High-performance 5x zoom lens
Versatile 24-120mm focal range with constant f/4 aperture
Vibration Reduction II (VR II) stabilization system with Normal and Active modes. Lets you use shutter speeds that are up to 4 stops slower
Nano Crystal coat reduces ghost and flare
SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, quiet and accurate autofocus
Rubber mount seal
Compact and affordable alternative to professional lenses
Compact Yet Powerful
The AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR is the perfect FX-format standard zoom lens for landscapes, portraits, weddings and distant subjects offering a constant maximum aperture to maintain exposure settings throughout the entire zoom range and VR II image stabilization to empower your handheld shooting.
Advanced and Remarkable
The AF-S NIKKOR 24–120mm f/4G ED VR is an advanced lens for advanced D-SLR cameras. It boasts many of Nikon’s latest lens technologies: VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization, Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM), 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements, Nano Crystal Coat (N), Super Integrated Coating (SIC) and several more for consistent, exceptional performance in the studio or in the field.
SWM – Silent Wave Motor
AF-s is what Nikon calls their ultra fast Auto-Focusing lenses which utilise Nikons silent wave motor (~SWM). This system works by converting travelling waves into rotational energy to focus the optics the ultrasonic waves move in a spiral pattern inside the barrel with the motor positioned on top of the waves driving it from below.
AS – Aspherical Lens
A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.
N – Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths.
VR – Vibration Reduction
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
ED - (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
M/A – Manual/Automatic
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.