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Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S

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Next up, I’ll cover the optical characteristics of the Nikon Z 24-120mm f/4 S, including focusing performance and sharpness tests in the lab. S, which is still the lens to get if you prefer a brighter lens for events and other low-light situations. Be it street photography or event coverage, I toss this in my camera bag with a speedlight, and I’m good to go.

I find that it’s easy to hit the control ring by accident since it’s positioned so close to the camera body. It retains central performance over a much larger area, and has much better edge/corner performance. If you’re planning on getting a new Z body, but undecided on what your first lens should be, get this one. Pay4Later Limited is registered in England and Wales (company number 06447333) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (register number 728646). You could probably give up the AF/M switch if you don't use a mount that is wider than the camera body.

The DX frame is right at the very good/excellent boundary out through 70mm, then falls to my good/very good boundary at 120mm. I found myself having to watch from bumping the front of the lens into things while walking about, particularly if I had left it in the telephoto extended position.

It’s sealed to protect from dust and drips, and Nikon's Fluorine coating on the front element repels dirt and easily wipes clean. Using the lens at its smallest apertures will hurt clarity—the optical diffraction effect scatters light as it passes through a very narrow iris.Included in the box is a petal-shaped lens hood (HB-102), which fits onto the Nikon Z 24-120mm f/4 S’ 77mm filter thread.

Focus transitions were free of false purple and greens (Longitudinal CA) and tree branches and power lines avoided purple fringing (Lateral CA). The superbly flexible 24-120mm focal-length range frees you to take in all the angles without changing lenses.Overall, it loses one element (16 elements in 13 groups), but adds some complexity in the elements that remain (3 aspherical and 3 low dispersion elements plus 1 combined aspherical/low dispersion element, compared to the F-mount's 3 aspherical and 2 low dispersion elements). Because with the Z 24-120mm f/4 S, Nikon has made one of the best all-around midrange zooms that I’ve ever tested. Duologi is a trading name of Specialist Lending Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (register number 774712 ).

Apart from a broken UV filter, a few missed AF shots on the day, and some scuffing, it continues to work perfectly. After about two months of using this lens, it suffered a nasty fall onto the pavement, straight onto its front element.With its broad reach, this lightweight S-line zoom lens delivers versatility and convenience without compromising on quality. Use our finance calculator to check the impact of various loan values, terms and interest rates on the total amount you need to pay and the monthly repayments. Whether it was my son zipping across the local park or skateboarders doing tricks in the city, very few frames were missed in terms of focus accuracy.

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