AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Release Date, Price, Specs, Where to Buy

Nikon has announced the AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR, a comparatively affordable, stabilized, variable aperture standard zoom lens for full frame cameras. It comes as Nikon celebrates the sale of the 70 millionth Nikkor lens since 1933, and the 30 millionth silent-wave motor lens since the system’s introduction in 1996. It’s hard not to interpret the announcement as lending weight to the rumors of an affordable full-frame body, since it’s hard to imagine large numbers of D800 owners using a lens with a recommended price of $599 as their everyday lens.

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AF S NIKKOR 24 85mm f3.5-4.5 ed vr

AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Price

The price for AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR is $599.95.

AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Specifications

  • Mount Type
    Nikon F-Bayonet
  • Focal Length Range
    24-85mm
  • Zoom Ratio
    3.5x
  • Maximum Aperture
    f/3.5
  • Minimum Aperture
    f/22-29
  • Format
    FX/35mm
  • Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
    61°
  • Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
    18°50’
  • Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
    84°
  • Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)
    28°30’
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio
    0.22x
  • Lens Elements
    16
  • Lens Groups
    11
  • Compatible Format(s)
    FX
    DX
  • VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
    Yes
  • Diaphragm Blades
    7
  • Distance Information
    Yes
  • ED Glass Elements
    1
  • Aspherical Elements
    3
  • Super Integrated Coating
    Yes
  • Autofocus
    Yes
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
    Yes
  • Internal Focusing
    Yes
  • Minimum Focus Distance
    1.25 ft. (0.38m)
  • Focus Mode
    AF, Manual
  • G-type
    Yes
  • Filter Size
    72mm
  • Accepts Filter Type
    Screw-on
  • Dimensions
    (Approx.) 3.1×3.2 in. (Diameter x Length)
    78x82mm (Diameter x Length)
  • Weight
    (Approx.) 16.4 oz. (465g)
  • Supplied Accessories
    • LC-72 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
    • HB-63 Bayonet Lens Hood
    • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
    • CL-1118 Soft Lens Case

AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Release Date

The AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR will be available in late June, 2012.

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