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

BH #NI247028VR • MFR #20052
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • 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
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.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Overview

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

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

Focal Length24 to 70mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View84° to 34° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance1.25' / 38 cm
Maximum Magnification0.27x
Optical Design20 Elements in 16 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.46 x 6.08" / 88 x 154.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension6.9" / 175.3 mm
Weight2.35 lb / 1070 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 5.8 x 5.8"

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

Giant Step Up from Old 24-70

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-13

This lens is noticeably sharper than my older Nikon 24-70, plus it has VR control as well, so it can be hand-held at much slower speeds. Definitely worth the money to upgrade, however it's an odd size: 82mm vs 77mm.

Love it, but recognize it is heavy.

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-28

Was really torn between this lens and the Tamron equivalent, which some reviews say is sharper at some focal lengths. Couldn't confirm the Tamron would work with the automatic focus stacking of the Nikon D850, plus read an extensive review comparing the two that indicated the Nikon had less onion ring bokeh. Had a 500mm Nikon mirror lens about 20 years ago and I hated the ring bokeh so bad I sold it for a loss.

Solid feel and functional everyday lens.

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-27

Not as bulky as some complain. I'd call it hefty but actually feels comfortable when supporting with my hand for a shot. Little use so far but photos seem to be as expected - great.

great

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-18

Upgraded from the original 24-70mm due to my older shaky hands. Works great, very sharp, much much faster autofocus on my D500.

So far so good.

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-09

I just received it today and have taken a few shots across the focal lengths, and they all look sharp from edge to edge. I still have to do some rigorous testing with a tripod and target and I'll update my review after that. As for the locations of the zoom and focus rings, I like it. I'll be using manual focus only occasionally, so I like having the zoom ring right at the camera for fast framing. I do mostly bird photography with long lenses, so I'm not really used to the depth of field possible with shorter lenses. I'll be testing it on a D850 - still waiting for my Z9. Depending on my testing results, I may upgrade to five stars, but right now I'm going to leave a little wiggle room.

BEST all around lens

By David P
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-21

This lens replaced an older 28-120 f/4 NIKKOR lens that started acting up. I am so glad the old lens was crashing because this lens outshines it big-time. Although the maximum focal length is shorter, just 70mm, it is long enough for everyday use and picking up the wider 24mm (over 28mm) is a big advantage. The faster speed (f/2.8 vs f/4) significantly expands the opportunities for hand-holding the lens. The focussing mechanism is a gigantic leap forward over the 28-120 f/4. It is super fast and accurate. This is the lens I leave on my camera. An interesting observation I made and hope to learn about is that the lens (which is longer than my old 28-120 to begin with) is shortest at 70mm. At 24 mm the lens is longer, protruding out farther beyond the sun shade. How does that work?? Anyway, a remarkable lens that I highly recommend.

Fantastic Lens

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

First new lens in 20 years. To go along with a D850 purchased about 2 months ago. Did hours of resolution testing on my cache of Nikon primes from 24mm up to the first 300MM ED. Big differences were corner resolution and contrast improvement. However, at 5.6, 8 and 11 these older prime lenses are pretty good. The 200MM medical macro and the 55mm f/3.5 macro are especially good. VR is fantastic, shots at slower speeds than I ever would try before. Only downside is big and heavy.

Nikon 24-70mm 2.8

By Wayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

Great lens, very sharp, the only problem is I wish it had more reach like 105mm would make it perfect.

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