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Nikkor Lens - AF-S VR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF ED (5.0x)

Nikkor Lens - AF-S VR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF ED (5.0x)

The Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm VR Lens, which offers a focal range of 24-120mm only available from Nikon, and incorporates advanced features such as SWM (Silent Wave Motor) and VR (Vibration Reduction), is even smaller than its predecessor, the AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF. NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
 The AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 IF-ED was developed in response to the demands from mid- and higher-range SLR users for a more affordable, highly portable high-power VR zoom lens.  RRP $1,099.


  • SWM provides super-fast, super-quiet AF operation
  • VR operation offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed 3 stops faster (at 120mm)*
  • High-power 5x zoom lens
  • IF (Internal Focusing) technology for smoother focusing and a better balanced handling
  • Two aspherical lenses and two ED glass elements for higher optical performance

*As determined by Nikon performance tests.

What's in the box?

Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm VR f/3.5-5.6G IF ED Lens
72mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap (LC-72)
Rear Lens Cap (LF-1)
Lens Hood (HB-25)

Compatible Accessories


Specifications of the Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm VR f/3.5-5.6G IF ED Lens

Lens construction 15 elements in 13 groups (2 ED glass elements and 2 aspherical lenses)
Picture angle 84° - 20°30' [61° - 13°20' with Nikon digital cameras
(Nikon DX format)]
Focal-length scale 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 85, 120mm
Number of diaphragm blades 7 (rounded)
Minimum f/stop 22
Closest focusing distance 0.5m (through the entire focal range)
Maximum reproduction ratio 1/4.8
Zoom control Manual, via separate zoom ring
Macro focusing N/A
Focus-limit switch N/A
M/A mode Available
Focus lock button N/A
Weight (approx.) 575g
Dimensions (approx.)
(from the camera’s lens mounting flange)
77×94 mm
Lens cap Snap-on
Lens hood HB-25 (supplied)
Lens case CL-S2 (optional)
Tripod collar N/A
External front filter attachment frame Does not rotate
External front filter


Slip-on filter N/A
Built-in/rear filter N/A
Circular polarizing filter Usable.
Circular polarizing filter II Usable, even with dedicated Lens Hood HB-25
AF-3 Usable, but vignetting may occur at 8 (infinity) setting,
or macro at wideangle setting. (0)
AF-4 Usable. (0): ( ) Indicates maximum number of usable hoods
(HN-36 for AF-3/HN-37 for AF-4).
Infrared compensation scale N/A
Supplied accessories 72mm snap-on front lens cap LC-72
Rear lens cap LF-1
Bayonet Hood HB-25
Aperture ring N/A
Distance scale Does have
Material of bayonet ring Metal
VR operation works with the Nikon F6, F5, F100, F80, F75, F65, D2-series, D1-series, D100, D70-series and D50.

MTF Chart


Lens Construction