Best Budget-Friendly Nikon Walkabout Lens

Updated: May 13, 2021


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The best Nikon walkabout lens

I'm often asked which lens I would recommend as an every day or walkabout lens.


As a Nikon user, I can only comment from my experience and use of Nikon and Nikon compatible lenses.


What is a walkabout lens?


A walkabout lens, also known as an around, or general-purpose lens, is one that can perform well across many genres of photography.


Most professional photographers will have a wide variety of lenses depending on their niche. Or, if they are like me, and have interests in many photography types, they may have a 'niche lens'. For example, an f1.2/1.4 lens specifically for portraiture work. A 12mm lens for landscape work. A 600mm zoom for wildlife etc.


The Nikon 24mm-120mm F4G VR Lens


In my opinion, this lens needs to be in the kit box of any Nikon user.


It is a great all-rounder and can be picked up in excellent or good condition, second-hand for around £400.


With its 24mm it is suitable for landscape images and with the zoom of up to 120mm also a great portrait and street photography lens.


The f4 aperture throughout the zoom range is a massive plus in my books.


With the image stabilisation (VR - vibration reduction) it ensures a crisp image is captured pretty much every time!


If you want the tech specs, I'm not going to replicate what is already out there, this post is geared at showing you some of the images I've taken with this lens and my experience. Check out the tech spec on Nikon's website here.


My images and experience of the lens


This lens, soon after purchase very quickly became my go-to lens for most of the photography I do.


From landscapes:

Sunrise at Horsey Gap. Grumpy Git's Road Trip. Photographer. Photography. Entertainment. Education. Art. Diy and crafts. Women’s fashion. Beauty. Travel. Wedding. Model. Models. Nature. Outdoors. Outside. Woods. Woodland. Landscape. No People. Flowers. Trees. Forest. Beauty In Nature. Landscape photography. Nature Photography.
Sunrise at Horsey Gap
World War 2 Pillbox. Grumpy Git's Road Trip. Photographer. Photography. Entertainment. Education. Art. Diy and crafts. Women’s fashion. Beauty. Travel. Wedding. Model. Models. Nature. Outdoors. Outside. Woods. Woodland. Landscape. No People. Flowers. Trees. Forest. Beauty In Nature. Landscape photography. Nature Photography.
World War 2 Pillbox

and portraits

Outdoor portrait of a young brunette woman. Grumpy Git's Road Trip. Photographer. Photography. Entertainment. Education. Art. Diy and crafts. Women’s fashion. Beauty. Travel. Wedding. Model. Models. People Photography. Body Art. Portrait Photography. Photography Tips. portrait packages. creative professional headshots. the art of portrait photography. business portrait photography. acting headshot photographers. lifestyle photographer. professional portrait photography. best headshot photographers. get headshots. headshot prices. business headshots
Natural light portrait of Natalie
Lowkey studio portrait. Grumpy Git's Road Trip. Photographer. Photography. Entertainment. Education. Art. Diy and crafts. Women’s fashion. Beauty. Travel. Wedding. Model. Models. People Photography. Body Art. Portrait Photography. Photography Tips. portrait packages. creative professional headshots. the art of portrait photography. business portrait photography. acting headshot photographers. lifestyle photographer. professional portrait photography. best headshot photographers. get headshots. headshot prices. business headshots
Studio Portrait with Nikon 24-120mm F4 VR lens
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Natural light portrait for Red Hen Charity

and animal/wildlife

Lackford Lakes, Suffolk. Grumpy Git's Road Trip. Photographer. Photography. Entertainment. Education. Art. Diy and crafts. Women’s fashion. Beauty. Travel. Wedding. Model. Models. Nature. Outdoors. Outside. Woods. Woodland. Landscape. No People. Flowers. Trees. Forest. Beauty In Nature. Landscape photography. Nature Photography.
The solitary duck
Swan family. Grumpy Git's Road Trip. Photographer. Photography. Entertainment. Education. Art. Diy and crafts. Women’s fashion. Beauty. Travel. Wedding. Model. Models. Wildlife Photography. Animals. wildlife photography prints for sale. wildlife photo prints. wildlife photos for sale. wild birds photos. wildlife photographer. wildlife photography. wildlife stock photos. wild photos. black and white wildlife photos. wild animals photos.
Mother swan and chicks

Conclusion


As stated, this lens very quickly became my go-to lens and I use it for almost everything.


So if you're looking for a versatile lens at a fair price, seriously consider this one!



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