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Nikon 24-120 F4 Lens
Raj Chawla, Photographer, Photo Editor
Essex Junction | VT | USA | Posted: 8:43 AM on 01.26.13
->> Hey - Does anyone have any experience with the Nikon 24-120 F4 lens? Seems like it would be a great addition, but at $1296.00? Not sure. The focusing ring seems tiny and it gets in the way of the zoom ring as well. Anyone using one of these yet?
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Debra L Rothenberg, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 9:43 AM on 01.26.13
->> I use it and love it. In fact, I RARELY pull out my 24-70 2.8. It's tack sharp and my most used lens

DLR
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 9:51 AM on 01.26.13
->> My first use of it was shooting a diving competition. It worked great. I got it as my video lens for my D800 -- using primes for stills. But now I use it for stills too.
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Preston Mack, Photographer
Orlando | FL | | Posted: 10:45 AM on 01.26.13
->> I just bought it. GREAT lens.
The manual focusing ring is small, but that is not a huge issue since I don't manually focus that much with it.
My 24-70 f2.8 is needing service, so I bought this in the interim. I think I will use the 24-120 as my main lens now. Nice to have that little extra zoom. Sharp lens as well.
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Scott Serio, Photo Editor, Photographer
Colora | MD | USA | Posted: 10:56 AM on 01.26.13
->> Unless you have a true need to hit 2.8, this is a great lens. I use it a ton and it is tack sharp. Also focuses fast. It is a great lens when I shoot and light high school hoops. I really love the versatility and the extra reach for lit sports is great.
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Stanley Leary, Photographer
Roswell | GA | USA | Posted: 12:14 PM on 01.26.13
->> Just a side note. Many who looked at this bought the 28-300. at 120 it is very close to ƒ/4. If you read Moose Petersons review and many others they think they switched the price tag on this and the 24-120.

Just some more food for thought.
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Dylan Brown, Photographer
Helena | MT | USA | Posted: 5:17 PM on 02.02.13
->> I bought it and love it!! I use it for my backpacking, skiing, biking lens. It's just all around a great go-to walking around lens.

The one downside is it has minor vignetting problems, but nothing a little post can't take care of.

Also, the VR is incredible. Here's a shot of a waterfall, handheld, resting on my knee:
http://dhbrownphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Glacier-National-P...

I still prefer my 24-70 for all photoj and sports, but as a lens to have on you at all times, you cannot go wrong!! Also, as Doug said, it would make for a GREAT video lens.
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