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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black) Imported

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The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens is a fast aperture standard zoom lens designed for photojournalism and general photography. Optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX (full-frame) and DX-format image sensors, this lens also includes three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and PGM aspherical lenses that help control chromatic aberrations while enhancing sharpness and contrast, even at the widest aperture settings.

The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) feature provides swift autofocus with superior accuracy and ultra-quiet operation. This G-type lens does not feature an aperture ring on the lens body, resulting in a lighter and more compact lens. Aperture changes are designed to be done via the camera's command dial.

Note:
AF-S feature is not supported by certain older camera models. Please click here for a list of compatible models.
"G" type lenses are not fully compatible with the F4, N90-series, N70, N8008-series and N6006 (or older model) cameras, only programmed auto or shutter-priority auto exposure mode can be used.

Three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and PGM aspherical lenses control chromatic aberrations while enhancing sharpness and contrast.
Exclusive Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghosting and flare for even greater image clarity.
Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus range.
Rugged construction and professional-grade dust and moisture resistance.
M/A Focus Mode switch enables quick response to changing situations between Auto and Manual focus operation.
Performance
Focal Length 24 - 70mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 84° - 34°
DX Picture Angle: 61° - 22°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.25' (38 cm)
Magnification 0.27x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Elements/Groups 15/11
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.3 x 5.2" (8.38 x 13.21 cm)
Weight 1.98 lb (900 g)
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black)
  • 77mm Front Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • HB-40 Lens Hood
  • CL-M3 Semi-Soft Lens Case
  • Strap for Case
  • 1-Year B&H Warranty

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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    NikonAF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black)
     
    4.9

    (based on 1656 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1477)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (152)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (7)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (1618)
    • Strong construction (1215)
    • Consistent output (1076)
    • Durable (1028)
    • Rugged (775)

    Cons

    • Heavy (789)
    • Pricey / poor value (38)
    • Pricey (13)
    • Tough to attach (13)
    • No VR (12)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (885)
    • Weddings (873)
    • Landscape/scenery (822)
    • Night photography (649)
    • Sports/action (473)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (446), Photo enthusiast (436), Pro photographer (291), Enthusiast (129), Semi-professional (123)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (1019), Yes (33)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    BELIEVE THE HYPE!!

    As a preface to the review let me say that I am a full-time professional photojournalist and publish images weekly in glossy magazines and newspapers in most major countries. That being said, this review...Read complete review

    As a preface to the review let me say that I am a full-time professional photojournalist and publish images weekly in glossy magazines and newspapers in most major countries. That being said, this review is for anyone interested but the application of the lens falls in the realm of "heavy use" under ALL conditions (Rain, humidity, sand, dust, heat, cold, inside my bag on my shoulder)
    I have written before that I typically HATE zoom lenses because I am a snob for primes. Though, I believe Nikon has always produced superb zoom lenses in very utilitarian focal lengths for professionals and discriminating amateurs alike.
    I Read the reviews and not surprised at the raves! So I headed to my local to rent this lens for a week-long assignment. I ended up buying this lens and yanking my deposit on a 24mm f1.4 having been so pleased.
    Also, keep in mind I owned the 17-35 2.8 and the 28-70 2.8 years ago and loved them both but always considered them like hammers....just to get a job done. So I have solid footing in comparing the lens to previous Nikon zooms used in the same setting
    * Build & Quality is Second only to something Zeiss, or Leica makes. For an AF professional lens, it is WORTH EVERY PENNY in this department. Well balanced in your hand, Sturdy "drum-tight" construction with ample seals. The circumference of the lens makes handling a snap both on and off the body especially considering the weight. Nikon scored BIG with the design in that typically lenses in this class and aperture rating are short and fat and of course relatively heavy. Though not at all excessive, the weight is a reality of producing incredible images and even many amateurs have come to realize a little extra weight in the bag is well worth it.
    The focus ring surface is tacky, and moves smoothly when rotated. Silent with no hesitations. There is enough resistance for fast accurate manual adjustments.
    The Zoom Ring is PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT!!! For me, I wish my 70-200 VRII Zoom Ring was as good! Smooth as butter with the perfect calibration of resistance. Close your eyes and practice you can practically hit the mark as you go from 24 to 70. The reduced circumference of the lens makes zooming the full range a precise single steady turn. Its the first lens I have been able to zoom while using my AF rear focus switch and get EVERY SHOT in focus on the first time. Again, the rubber is tacky and textured with a beveled edge for using your thumb or full hand or any style to get effective turns fast and accurate over a wide surface.
    *The supplied accessories are as usual for Nikon; Excellent. The hood is easy to engage with wide threads and finally a decent lock that wont back out on you. I don't use the carry case but its certainly a nice supplied accessory made of ballistic nylon. I have seen shooters use them in the field for years without any problems so I guess they are rather useful.
    * IMAGE QUALITY: well, I rented first as stated before and that sample knocked my socks off!! I tested my sample in the field and in my studio for a couple weeks now and they are the same. I Can't find a weakness in a single aperture for this lens at any focal length. Images are sharp with color reproduction being spot on! The bokeh produced is excellent at all focal lengths to boot.
    I have opted for Wide Open 2.8 in Many instances where a flash could have easily been used. As many know 2.8 can be a nail-biter for press shooters at that shallow DOF we get worried and I can tell you this lens has earned my total trust. Images shot wide open are TACK SHARP!
    *AF SYSTEM: As fast as can be. NEVER a problem keeping up even in high contrast and tricky situations. Unbelievably quiet you have to just engage the AF and look at the distance scale for fun!

    Well that's my .02 and I am not a professional review guy so if I left anything out now let me say I have No Complaints ONLY RAVES. I LOVE THIS LENS AND FULLY TRUST IT.
    There is NOTHING WORSE when you combine the variables of conditions and operator error etc with gear that can't be relied upon EVERY TIME. Well, this lens lets you worry about the externals and you can rest assured when you pull this out of your bag its all about YOU and the situation you are shooting.
    5 stars across the board

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Beware of stiff zoom ring problems

    Optically outstanding from 30-60mm; "primelike" Image Quality.
    Beware of stiff zoom ring problems, sometimes right out of the box. Mine developed an increasingly stiff zoom ring. A review...Read complete review

    Optically outstanding from 30-60mm; "primelike" Image Quality.
    Beware of stiff zoom ring problems, sometimes right out of the box. Mine developed an increasingly stiff zoom ring. A review shows that this is a disturbingly common 24-70 problem (do a google search: "Nikon 24-70 zoom ring problem"). While some of the stiff zoom rings were repaired under warranty, many were not. Nikon will then claim "impact damage" as the cause, even if the only impact had been taking the lens off and on the camera and other types of "normal use".

    Reviewed by 1656 customers

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    5.0

    Really Good Lens

    By MatthewMPP

    from Mesa, AZ.

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

      The build quality is excellent, the auto-focus is fast, and the pictures are really sharp. This lens is my favorite focal length and aperture, however, I wish it had vibration reduction on it.

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      5.0

      Fantastic lens

      By Guido Ferreira

      from Goiânia, GO, Brasil

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraits
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

      I am amazed by the stunning portraits and also the awesome landscapes i get with this lens. In love with it.

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      5.0

      Super optics

      By Christian

      from Two Harbors Mn

      Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

      Super sharp if you can afford it get it! Awesome optics.
      It now has been living on my 800e.

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      5.0

      AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus

      By Mod

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

        Pros:- This lens is a great glass, very fast and very sharp- Very well built- Great focal length- Weather sealed; I have used this lens on a very rainy day in Chicago with my D800 and nothing went wrong with the lensCons:- Expensive- Heavy

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        • No

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        5.0

        TACK SHARP!

        By Kingsley

        from Mechanicsburg PA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

        I used this lens and only this lens for a recent wedding and it was spot on. The focus was fast and the images are sharp to the edge when I needed it to be.
        If you are shooting portraits of children or wedding or even low light, this lens is great! I was totally impressed with the quality! Its a little pricey but well worth what I paid!!!

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        5.0

        This is a great lens!

        By Gary

        from Olathe, KS

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

        I did the research between Nikon and Tamron. Both are very good lenses. In the end I settled for the Nikon because I have always bought Nikon lenses and I could not force myself to buy a third party lens. I only wish the Nikon lens had VC. I bought this lens for its great bokeh and its ability to take pictures in low light. I plan to use it to take pictures of the grandchildren and occasionally for landscape photography. I have used the lens once while my grandchild was running around the house. The images were sharp and the focus was fast. The lens is a little on the heavy side, but it did not take long to get used to it.

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        5.0

        Best lens for all-around use!

        By twicebarrel

        from Gotha, Florida

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Night Photography
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

          Got this lens for landscape and portrait work and man is it sharp! At 2.8, light is not a problem, particularly when attached to the D810 body with auto ASA. Pictures are crystal clear and tack sharp! I even took a picture of a bison in Yellowstone and could see the perfect reflection of our vehicle in the big bull's eye. This is a great lens!

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          5.0

          Versatile Lens!

          By KarunaPhoto

          from Traverse City, MI

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

          I use this lens for almost everything I shoot. Weddings, portraits, and food photography.
          The lens is silent and very sharp. The bokeh is creamy and wonderful.
          Everyonce and a while it does not find the focus point and goes soft.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Jimmy

          from NJ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

          Cons

          • Difficult to Clean

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

          This Lens Is Amazing!!!!

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          • No

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          5.0

          must need

          By DaZerVin

          from Monmouth County, NJ

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

            This lens is really a must for your bag. Its worth every penny. It produces nice sharp/crisp pictures. Def a keeper.

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            5.0

            Big and beautiful

            By Bill D

            from Chicago

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

            This is a massive pice of glass. But well worth it, gray optical range, clarity and super fast auto focus.

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            5.0

            sharp lens

            By wslay

            from Florida

            Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

            Tack sharp and such a fun walk around lens.

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            5.0

            Awesome Lens

            By Sara

            from Fredericksburg, VA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

            I mainly use this product for wedding photography and it's exceptional. It maximizes lighting in the less-than-ideal situations, captures sharp images and the VR technology is superb! The bokeh is unbelievable!

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            5.0

            Best Camera Equip. Purchase I Ever Made

            By Photonut Doug

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

              I recently purchased the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Auto focus Lens (Black) by Nikon so that i could shoot a wedding for a dear friend of mine. Prior to purchasing this lens I had never spent this much money on a lens before. Now I understand why really good quality lenses cost more. from the moment I put this lense on my camera (D7000)I noticed a huge difference inthe image quality. First and foremost the the color was so much more brilliant. It gave me a much sharper image with incredible contrast. the auto focus was extremely fast. The lens was very effective shooting in low light conditions without a flash. This was precisely the professional image I had been striving to produce for years without success. I could not be any happier with my purchase.

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              5.0

              Super versatile!

              By KLP

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

                I bought this lens to replace an older Nikon lens that I had. It's incredibly sharp and with the 24-70 span, it's super versatile!

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                5.0

                Sharp Sharp Sharp

                By Nick the.......Casual Photographer

                from Bayonne, NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

                  Very sharp lens. Excellent color rendition. I was running around town taking pictures with this lens an hour after it was delivered to me.

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                  5.0

                  sharp lens

                  By robertredrain

                  from IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

                  nice common lens

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                  5.0

                  Great every day lens for my Nikon D 610

                  By Ken the camera man

                  from Hurst, Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

                    This is my every day lens. 24-70mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens.... Great for low lighting and the ZOOM 24-70mm covers all of my local and family needs. I also have a NIKKOR 28-300mm lens for long range shooting.

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                    5.0

                    Lightening fast, crisp and bright!

                    By Shooter Chick

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

                      I own a wedding/portrait/event photography company and need fast glass for low light situations. This lens is perfect and functions flawlessly at our events. The only adjustment I have found was the amount of light it lets in changes my go to settings in certain lighting conditions. It is so bright!Some reviewers complained about the size/weight. This lens feels stable, solid and well balanced on my D4S's as well as 800's with battery pack. The heft just tells you got what you paid for. Great investment! We will probably add another one to the gear box later this year.

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                      5.0

                      Great Lens, Sharp

                      By Photo Enthusiast

                      from Brea, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Photography
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black):

                        This is a great lens just like so many other reviewer said. So, I'm not going to repeat what other is saying.

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