The Nikon 8-4D AF f/2 24-85mm Lens is a wide-to-telephoto lens that is ideal for landscapes, full length portraits, travel and general purpose photography. Compact and lightweight, this high performance zoom lens captures 24mm wide angle images with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, with autofocus throughout the lens' close-up Macro focusing range. Its maximum Reproduction Ratio (R:R) at 85mm is 1/2 life size (1:2), allowing superb close-up photography. The lens accepts 72mm filters; HB-25 lens hood. Breathtaking wide-angle landscapes are also possible with this versatile 3.5x zoom. Travelers on the move will appreciate the versatility of this new lens as they creatively zoom to capture a different point of view. Shoot an entire landscape and then zoom in for a detail. Focus even closer, down to 1/2 life-size. The Nikon AF 24-85mm f2.8-4D IF Lens offers many features for which Nikon is recognized as the worlds photography leader, including: Nikon D-type design, providing precise distance AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF / 2-2-2 information for flash and ambient light exposure processes; high-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating, offering superior colour reproduction and minimising ghost and flare; and IF (Internal Focusing) design for smooth, fast autofocus. The lens has an Internal Focusing (IF) design for smooth and fast autofocus and non-rotating filter attachment. It boasts of a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture at 24mm focal length and provides maximum 1:2 reproduction ratio from 35-85mm. In addition, an HB-25 flower type lens shade effectively shields against stray light, and two aspherical lens elements are employed for superior optical performance and very compact design. The Nikon 8-4D AF f/2 24-85mm Lens also features a Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm that renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.