Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens

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  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • ASP/ED, AS, ED, and HRI Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Fluorine Coated Front and Rear Elements
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • VR Image Stabilization
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Overview

  • 1Description

The classic standard zoom now featuring Vibration Reduction image stabilization, Nikon's AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens is a truly versatile wide-angle to short telephoto lens characterized by its constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and electromagnetic aperture mechanism. A revised optical design incorporates a unique aspherical extra-low dispersion element, in addition to three aspherical, two extra-low dispersion, and one high refractive index elements, to help reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range in order to achieve high image sharpness and clarity. The Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings further benefit image quality by reducing lens flare for improved contrast and color accuracy and fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements protect against dust, moisture, and smudging.

Complementing the imaging capabilities, a Silent Wave Motor AF system produces quick, quiet focusing performance that suits both stills shooting and movie recording, which can instantly be manually overridden by simply turning the manual focus ring. Further contributing to photographing in fast-paced situations and difficult lighting, VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops. Additionally, an electromagnetic aperture mechanism is integrated into the lens design to provide greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with faster continuous shooting rates.

Standard zoom designed for use with FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, this lens is also compatible with DX models where it will provide a 36-105mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and using selective focus techniques.
A unique aspherical extra-low dispersion element is incorporated into the optical design, along with three aspherical, one high refractive index, and two extra-low dispersion glass elements, to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations, distortion, coma (comatic aberration), and flare for consistent edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable handheld shooting in low-light situations.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.

This mechanism limits the compatibility of this lens to the following cameras: D5, D4, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800 series, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300 series, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, and Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1.
Weather-sealed design, a rear rubber gasket, and fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements are able to withstand dust and moisture for working in harsh environments.
UPC: 018208200528
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens
  • 82mm FRONT LENS CAP
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-74 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • CL-M3 Lens Case (Black)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    • 1Description

    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Specs

    Focal Length 24 to 70mm
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 84 to 34 20'
    Maximum Magnification 0.27x
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.25' / 38 cm
    Optical Design 20 Elements in 16 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Size 82 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.46 x 6.1" / 88 x 154.5 mm
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1070 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.449 x 5.827 x 5.669"

    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Reviews

    AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 170.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice lens Some of the reviews I read made me wary of this lens, but the time had come for me to buy a 24-70 zoom and I opted for the new lens rather than the old non-VR version. I'm glad I did. The VR is helpful in the contexts in which I use the lens (events, often low light), the autofocus is extremely fast and accurate, and sharpness is great after a bit of AF fine-tuning. (I've rented the non-VR 24-70 numerous times over the past few years, so I do have some context for comparison.) Having said all that, I would probably not upgrade if I already owned the old 24-70--the VR and autofocus improvements just don't seem worth the high price tag.
    Date published: 2016-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Nikkor I have ever used I read a lot of mixed reviews on the 24-70mm f/2.8 VR. I must have owned a 100,Nikkor over time, and used even more, but this is the best lens I have used in terms of every aspect being just about perfect. The only two things are the size and weight, but welcome to all that glass. It accurately renders everything I've shot with perfection on my D810. Sharp, great realistic color and contrast, and awesome bokeh. It is a lot of money, but dang if it isn't a killer lens. The rendering of images is consistent with the 14-24mm f/2.8. If you need line charts and mtf ratings to buy a lens, I think you will be misled about this lens. It is just perfect for the real shooter.
    Date published: 2015-11-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sent back Fast focusing, great color, vignette around all corners, soft, blurry images changed settings no change. The lens isn't heavy just the right size for a walk around lens. I had high hopes for this lens, I read all reviews,watched videos and read reviews on you tube I hesitated about purchasing lens due to some of the reviews I thought I would give it a shot anyway. If your not an experienced photographer you may not notice the negatives about this lens but owning several lens that deliver on what they say they can do believe me this lens doesn't deliver for the price and for Nikon's other great lens they have. I have a D810 just read all reviews
    Date published: 2016-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharper and Faster AF I had just bought the 24-70G, having just switched to Nikon. It was fine and produced beautiful images and was razor sharp in the center at 70mm. But reading reviews on this, I decided to give it a try. The 24-70E is sharper all across the frame and at every focal length. It's just a hair less sharp in the center at 70mm but the overall image sharpness across the frame has more detail, noticeable even when shooting at 2.8. The last straw was the AF speed - significantly faster on the D500 I had at the time. That was it. I use the lens daily and never question my decision.
    Date published: 2016-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality lens I use this lens mostly for landscape photography and low light shots. I owned the previous version and sold it to buy this lens.This lens has the same picture quality as the previous version but having the VR is priceless in low light, handheld situations. The lens is slightly larger and heavier than the previous version but this is not a real issue. The reason to buy this lens over the previous version is the VR. If you don't need the handheld low light capability then the upgrade is unnecessary but in most low light situations you can leave your tripod at home.
    Date published: 2015-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Just 2 weeks before Christmas I was on a trip to Australia. While in Sydney, I stopped into a large camera store. I had my Nikon D750 with my 24-120mm f/4 lens with me. I took a series of photos with my lens, then I attached the new 24-70mm f/2.8 w/VR and took the same photos with the same settings. OMG! It was night and day. Santa came through with this new lens! I absolutely love it. The lens is super fast focus, extremely sharp and the VR makes a world of difference for me. And the service at B&H was sensational as always!
    Date published: 2016-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really a professional beast. I believe for its intended audience (pros) it is a 5 star performer. Many enthusiasts tend to purchase pro gear in search of better performance, but in this case, I don't think too many enthusiasts will be happy with the weight, size, and price of this lens. I already owned the previous non-vr version of this lens, and debated upgrading, but was willing to go for the VR lens in hopes of getting better low light performance. And, it does that well. I don't see any other performance improvement that would make it worth upgrading.
    Date published: 2016-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth It I've been waiting for this lenses for literally 4 years. I sent back 3 copies of the non-VR version and went without one because they weren't sharp enough shooting handheld for me. I am a fashion photographer, and having a 24-70 with VR allows for shooting handheld on location, or in the studio with the confidence that my images will be sharp. For years, I had to use 24, 35, and 50mm 1.4 primes instead. But seldom do I need 1.4 speed in those focal lengths, which made them quite unconvenient to use(I like wide apertures when I'm shooting 85, 135, and 200mm primes) and having a 24-70 with VR has made a big difference in my work.
    Date published: 2016-02-01
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    What is the minimum focus distance with this ...

    What is the minimum focus distance with this lens? Even though it's not a macro, can it be used for product photography in a 24"x24" light box?
    Asked by: Bunovsky
    The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm, it's one of the great lens one of my best and focus 18", but it's not a micro lens, you could photograph medium product at f16 or f22.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-02-13

    question

    CAN I USE THIS ON MY D70?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    You can use this lens on a D70, but the D70 cannot control the aperture on an E lens so that you will be stuck at f2.8, wide open.
    Answered by: Shun C.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    What is the standard warranty?

    What is the standard warranty?
    Asked by: Tadeusz
    limited 1 year. that's the published info at B&H. Limited 4 years with registration also published by B&H.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-05-05

    Is Tamron 24-77 f2.8 G2 as good as this lens, for ...

    Is Tamron 24-77 f2.8 G2 as good as this lens, for a Niokn dx body?
    Asked by: Ali
    I had the Tamron G-2 on a full frame Nikon and ultimately sold it because the corners were softer than I liked. On the smaller sensor, you probably wouldn't have that issue. It is a very good lens, but it is no Nikon. That said, what do you intend to use it for? You might not need any more than that, especially on a DX body.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-03-22

    question

    Any ETA when this lens will be available again?
    Asked by: Romeo V.
    Sorry, but we do not have a definite date of availability. Hopefully soon.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    I just recived the Nikon D850 and this lens. I ...

    I just recived the Nikon D850 and this lens. I need to buy a filter. I focus mainly on family and baby photography. Later on I would like to buy some filters for landscape. What filter should I put on this? Thanks!
    Asked by: Karen
    If you are looking for a standard protection filter for use with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens, B&H # NI247028VR, as the lens uses 82mm filter threads, I would recommend the Hoya 82mm HD UV Filter, B&H # HOUVH82, or the B+W 82mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter, B&H # BWUVMC82, for your usage needs. While you do not state what type of landscape images you plan to capture, a popular filter for landscape photography is a circular polarizer filter. Polarizer filters work similar to polarized sunglasses you may be used to; they reduce glare from non-metallic items, such as water, glass, foliage, and other items, and by reducing the glare, they allow you to see and increase the contrast and color saturation that was beneath the glare. Also, on days with clear blue skies, it can deepen the blue color in the sky when you are at a 90-degree angle to the sun. For a circular polarizer recommendation, I would recommend either the Breakthrough Photography 82mm X4 Circular Polarizer Filter, B&H # BRX4CP82, or the B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter, B&H # BWCPMC82, as good options for your usage needs.
    Answered by: Manzell
    Date published: 2018-12-18

    I just received the Nikon D850 and this lens. I ...

    I just received the Nikon D850 and this lens. I need to purchase a filter for it. I use it mainly for family and baby photos. Eventually I will buy a filter for landscape photography also. What filter should I put on this lens? Thanks!
    Asked by: Karen
    If you are looking for a standard protection filter for use with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens, B&H # NI247028VR, as the lens uses 82mm filter threads, I would recommend the Hoya 82mm HD UV Filter, B&H # HOUVH82, or the B+W 82mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter, B&H # BWUVMC82, for your usage needs. While you do not state what type of landscape images you plan to capture, a popular filter for landscape photography is a circular polarizer filter. Polarizer filters work similar to polarized sunglasses you may be used to; they reduce glare from non-metallic items, such as water, glass, foliage, and other items, and by reducing the glare, they allow you to see and increase the contrast and color saturation that was beneath the glare. Also, on days with clear blue skies, it can deepen the blue color in the sky when you are at a 90-degree angle to the sun. For a circular polarizer recommendation, I would recommend either the Breakthrough Photography 82mm X4 Circular Polarizer Filter, B&H # BRX4CP82, or the B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter, B&H # BWCPMC82, as good options for your usage needs.
    Answered by: Manzell
    Date published: 2018-12-18

    what are your best lenses for landscape&traveling ...

    what are your best lenses for landscape&traveling photography? I have a Nikon D7100. thank you
    Asked by: Ali
    It depends in your budget. The absolute best lenses for landscape are the 14-24 mm and 24-74 mm 2.8 Nikon lenses. If these are out of your budget you may also want to look at 24-120 mm F4.0 lense. These are all FX lenses. Primes like the 24mm 1.8 or 1.4 would also be a good choice.
    Answered by: Bill
    Date published: 2019-03-26
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
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