Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 AF-S G ED VR Lens ( new )

The Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 AF-S G ED VR Lens is an FX and DX format compatible, 3.5x standard zoom lens that covers a broad focal range from wide-angle up to telephoto.

This lens is brand new and in perfect condition. 2 day delivery in the UK .The lens incorporates Nikon’s vibration reduction (VR) system that minimises camera shake and allows flexible hand-held shooting by stabilising the image to the equivalent extent of using a shutter speed that is four stops faster. The Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 AF-S G ED VR Lens features Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating which offers superb colour reproduction, a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for quiet operation and an option to use two focus modes, Autofocus with manual override and manual focus. Phone 07723-538941 for more details .

The Key Features

  • FX-format standard zoom lens with 24–85mm focal range (36–127.5mm when used with a Nikon DX-format SLR).
  • Vibration Reduction (VRII) system enables more stable handheld shooting and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4.0* stops slower.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating greatly reduces ghosting and flare and ensures outstanding color reproduction.
  • Designed specifically for use with Nikon FX-format digital SLR sensors.
  • ED (extra-low dispersion) glass and three aspherical lens elements ensure high resolution and contrast while minimizing aberrations and distortions.
  • SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet and accurate autofocus.
  • Two focus modes: M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus).
  • Lightweight and compact body.
  • Weather-sealed rubber lens mount.

Specifications

  • Focal length – 24-85mm
  • Maximum aperture – f/3.5-4.5
  • Minimum aperture- f/22-29
  • Lens construction – 16 elements in 11 groups (including 1 ED glass and 3 aspherical lens elements)
  • Angle of view – 84° – 28°30′ (61° – 18°50′ with Nikon DX format)
  • Minimum focus distance – 0.38 m/1.25 ft (from focal plane)
  • Maximum reproduction ratio – 0.22x
  • No. of diaphragm blades – 7 (rounded)
  • Filter-attachment size – 72mm
  • Diameter x length – (distance from camera lens mount flange) Approximately 78 x 82 mm/3.1 x 3.2 in.
  • Weight – Approximately 485 g/17.1 oz
  • Supplied accessories – 72 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-72, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-63, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1118

New Nikon D500 announced

Just when you thought Nikon had run out of ideas , up pops not one but 2 new powerful cameras with lip smacking specs .  If you can’t afford £5000 for the new D5 camera , the D500 is an extremely capable alternative . The D500 has got some superb features . The 21-megapixel APS-C sensor DSLR is the successor to the D300s with a whole lot more to offer .

 

Nikon D500

1) 10 FPS Burst with 79 Raw Image Buffer Depth

A 10 frames-per-second continous burst  with a 79 raw image buffer depth should keep most action photographers happy .

Who cares about the D5 when you have this?

Who needs the D5 when you can have this?

2)  4K Video

Not so long ago Nikon didn’t do video mode very well. The jury is out as to whether they can do it well with the D500, but  at least they are trying . Nikon was quiet in 2015 but now Nikon fanboys are exploding with joy at this double announcement . There is auto ISO smoothing to make ISO changes during recording smoother and a 3-axis electronic vibration reduction to create a smoother-looking video.

Yes, serious photographers do use tilty screens too.

The tilting screen is handy for those awkward shots when you can’t quite get the camera high or low enough and see the viewfinder .

3) 153-AF Points

The D500 has 153-AF Points, 99 of them being cross type.  It actually uses the same autofocusing system as the newly-announced D5.

4) Always On Wireless

It features ‘SnapBridge’ which allows the camera to always be connected wirelessly, doing away without the need to establish a connection everytime you need to use it. It uses Bluetooth to keep the camera connected to your smartphone constantly, which should in theory make transferring images quick and easy. Apparently, Nikon will be putting this into all future cameras that they release.

They all look the same, but here's another image of the D500.

They all look the same, but here’s another image of the D500.

Testing this out should / would be totally cool . Please Mr Nikon , I’ll be very careful with it. I promise I won’t drop it or throw it in the river to see if it floats .

Pricing is around £1700 .