Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Review

4.0
December 4, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness

Sharpness at 24mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens was attached to a Nikon D600 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated. Tonal and colour variances across the crops are due to changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 24mmThe full frame at 24mm

Centre sharpness is very good from f/4 onwards, and remains high through f/11. At f/16 and f/22 there is a slight drop in sharpness due to diffraction, but the results are eminently usable.

Edge sharpness is best at f/8 to f/16, with a distinct lack of sharpness at f/3.5-f/8.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/3.5
f/4
f/5.6
f/8
f/11
f/16
f/22

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