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24-85mm f/2.8-4 D MACRO ZOOM


Rochester, US
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oldcameras Basic Member
Tue 30-Jan-01 11:53 PM

I purchased this lens along with the N80 thinking it would be a great lightweight combination for hiking, etc. First, I shot a roll of Fuji Super HQ using the the built-in flash and got excellent results. I then shot a roll of Agfa APX 100 B/W using the "Macro" mode and the results were far less than I would expect from a Nikon lens. I realize this Macro zoom will never be equal to a dedicated Macro lens but I was dissapointed. I mounted the camera on a tripod, shot 4 different aperatures (f/2.8, 5.6, 8 and 11) at 6 different zoom settings (24, 28, 35, 50, 70 and 85mm). I used the self timer for all shots. The center 1/3 of each negative was very sharp on almost every setting ...., the edges were virtually unuseable in every picture. Anyone else have this same experience or, do I have a defective lens?

Best regards,


Ron in Tropical Minnesota
"When in doubt, whip it out"...., your Nikon, that is!