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

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

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

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  • Tripod Legs and Ball Head
  • Backpack
  • Remote Shutter Release
  • Shoe Mount Bubble Level
  • 82mm Circular Polarizer Filter
  • 82mm ND 0.9 Filter
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Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 overview

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Assembled for the aspiring outdoor photographer, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens Landscape Kit from B&H comprises everything needed, besides a camera, to begin photographing landscapes. Included in this kit is the versatile standard zoom lens, a tripod and ball head, a backpack, a remote shutter release, a shoe mount bubble level, an 82mm circular polarizer filter, and an 82mm ND 0.9 filter.

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

    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
  • Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod

    The Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod is a 4-section support that replaces the 055CXPRO4 tripod. It has a load capacity of 19.8 lb and extends from 3.5" to 66.9". Its carbon fiber legs are secured by the Quick Power Locks. These updated flip locks increase the tripod's rigidity by 50% compared to its predecessor.

    A redesigned center column has a "one finger" operation, and includes an Easy Link 3/8"-16 attachment for attaching accessories such as an LED light or a reflector via a compatible arm. The center column can be positioned horizontally, allowing for low-angle and macro photography. The upper disc where a tripod head is mounted has been redesigned as well, and now has a bull's eye bubble level that rotates 360° so you can locate it where you can see it. This allows you to level your camera on both the horizontal and vertical planes.

    UPC: 719821364658
  • Manfrotto Manfrotto XPRO Magnesium Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

    This XPRO Magnesium Ball Head from Manfrotto features an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate. RC2 compatible quick release plates such as the 200PL-14 can be removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be instantly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent the 200PL-14, or another compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.

    The XPRO Magnesium Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate has a load capacity of 22.1 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. By loosening this XPRO Magnesium Ball Head's primary locking knob, its ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. Toward the ball head's base is a secondary locking knob that controls the ability to rotate the head 360°. An additional knob opposite the secondary locking knob can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements.

    Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the 200PL-14 quick release plate which measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface.

    XPRO Magnesium Ball Head
    • 22.1 lb load capacity
    • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
    • Uses ball-and-socket joint to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
    • Ball-and-socket joint provides 360° of swivel control, is tiltable down to a 90° angle, and can be locked into place
    • Integrated RC2 quick release cam lock
    • Primary locking knob allows ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position
    • Secondary locking knob allows head to rotate 360°
    • Dedicated tension control knob for the ball-and-socket joint's movements
    • One bubble level for landscape orientations and one bubble level for portrait orientations
    • Durable, magnesium-alloy construction
    200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
    • Compatible with Manfrotto RC2 quick release cam lock
    • Measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface
    • 1/4"-20 mount
    • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
    UPC: 719821378297
  • Ruggard Outrigger 45 Backpack (Black)

    The black Outrigger 45 Backpack from Ruggard holds a standard DSLR system and an iPad. The front pocket measures 8.0 x 7.25" and contains five small, pen-sized slip-in slots as well as a mesh stash pocket. The second compartment is dedicated for your iPad. The third compartment measures 14.5 x 8.5" and contains three memory card pockets, two slash stretch pockets and a key ring. The spacious main compartment for your camera gear includes seven removable dividers that can be configured to accommodate whatever gear you carry.

    For carrying comfort, the back of the backpack is made from a breathable, small-mesh, padded material and features a padded shoulder harness. You can also carry the backpack using the nylon grip handle at the top. The backpack has a sternum strap and a hideaway waist strap. An attached rain cover for inclement weather can be hidden away at the base of the backpack.

    Pockets

    Small, exterior, front, zippered pouch has interior mesh slip pocket and an organizer that includes two slip pockets and three pen slots
    Large, exterior, front, zippered pouch has two slip pockets, three touch-fastened memory card pockets, and a key leash
    Two, exterior, expandable side pockets with a touch-fastened closure
    Two, interior, large, zippered mesh pockets on front flap

    Construction

    Two, large, rigid, padded interior dividers and five small ones can create up to eight sections inside the main compartment
    Elastic touch-fastened band inside main compartment secures larger lenses
    Tough 600D polyester exterior and 200D polyester interior lining
    Front, zippered flap opens all the way down for full access to main compartment
    UPC: 847628561557
  • Vello Wireless ShutterBoss III Remote Switch with Digital Timer for Select Nikon Cameras

    Set up elaborate time-lapses, perform long exposures, or simply trigger your camera remotely with the Wireless ShutterBoss III Remote Switch with Digital Timer from Vello, which is available here with cables for select Nikon cameras. This remote features a 2.4 GHz frequency along with a 250' range for maximum versatility and reliability. The transmitter also has access to 99 channels and features specialized functionality such as continuous shooting, self-timer, long time exposures, and interval shooting.

    Multiple time settings can be accessed from the transmitter's backlit LCD screen, such as the ability to set a number of shots from 1-999 or to infinitely take photos. The duration of an exposure can also be set all the way up to 99 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds in one-second increments.

    The ShutterBoss III does work as a dual-function release, allowing users to press halfway to focus or press full to trigger the shutter. It can also be set to take multiple photos with a single press of the shutter and has LED indicators to confirm pre-focus and exposure. The ShutterBoss III can also function both wired or wirelessly to better fit your particular setup. Additionally, both the receiver and the transmitter run on two AAA batteries.

    Compatible Cameras
    Nikon: D1, D1H, D1X, D2, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3s, D3x, D4, D4s, D5, D200, D300, D300s, D500, D700, D800, D800e, D810 and D850
    Df, D90, D600, D610, D750, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000 and D7100; CoolPix A, P7700, P7800
    Fuji: S3 and S5
    Kodak: DCS-14N
    UPC: 847628000025
  • Gepe Pro 3-Way Accessory Shoe Mount Bubble Level

    The Gepe Pro 3-Way Accessory Shoe Mount Bubble Level features acrylic construction and fits a standard photo accessory shoe. Three individual spirit/bubble levels are encased in clear acrylic, and the unit incorporates a molded accessory shoe mount. The design ensures that at least two of the three levels will read no matter how you orient your camera, so you don't have to remove the bubble level and flip it as you may with some other bubble levels. Each level is filled with bright yellow neon colored fluid, with black markings to help you level your equipment.

    Fits standard accessory shoe mounts.
    Design allows for use no matter the camera's orientation.
    Neon yellow fluid and black markings provide strong contrast for easy viewing.
  • B+W 82mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter

    The B+W 82mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. The light from the sun naturally becomes partially polarized due to reflecting off electrons in air molecules, causing the light to scatter into what appears as haze. A polarizing filter arranges, and filters, this directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of this light. This results in a noticeable reduction of glare and reflections from non-metallic surfaces and an increase in the saturation of skies and foliage.

    A circular polarizer only differs from a linear polarizer in that it contains a quarter wave plane in addition to the linear polarizing filter. The addition of this quarter wave plane is to circularly polarize the linearly polarized light for the use of auto focus and exposure functions. Due to how the light is broken down and filtered with a linear polarizer, auto focus and exposure accuracy become skewed during use. When the light becomes circularly polarized, it permits the use of these functions.

    Kaesemann High Transmission Circular (HTC) polarizing filters are fitted with polarizing foils which provide 99.5% light transmission that are cemented between plano-parallel optical glass. The resulting sandwich is then precision-polished to achieve accurate plano-parallel surfaces. Finally, they are edge-sealed to protect the foil against humidity.

    To prevent internal ghosting and reflections, each glass surface includes multiple layers of anti-reflection coating. This Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) also offers further protection to the filter substrate and helps it to stay clean for longer than with uncoated filters. The Nano coating associated with XS-Pro filters provides an additional eighth layer over the MRC, resulting in an improved beading effect when in contact with water for greater cleaning efficiency.

    B+W filters are constructed from Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. This filter features a thin brass filter ring to minimize the potential for vignetting while enhancing durability and jamming prevention. To further reduce the possibility of vignetting when this filter is in use, the filter ring's outside diameter is slightly larger than the actual thread size. This may prevent the use of some lens manufacturer bayonet hoods.

    Helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.
    Polarizing filters arrange, and filter, directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of the light.
    Clears up haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors.
    Strongest effect when used at a 90° angle from the sun.
    Circular polarizers are ideal for use with digital cameras and autofocus lenses where a linear polarizer will often disrupt auto exposure and focus features.
    Multi-coated to prevent internal ghosting and reflections while providing over 99.5% light transmission.
    2 to 2.8x filter factor reduces exposure by 1 to 1.5 stops.
    Constructed from Schott glass for optical clarity.
    Nano coating provides an improved beading effect with water for more efficient cleaning.
    Plastic filter case for storage and transport.
  • B+W 82mm XS-Pro MRC-Nano 803 Solid Neutral Density 0.9 Filter (3-Stop)

    The B+W 82mm XS-Pro MRC-Nano 803 Solid Neutral Density 0.9 Filter is an ND filter with an 8x filter factor that provides a 3-stop exposure reduction. Its 0.9 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. Neutral density filters do not affect the coloration of the image and are ideal for pairing with other filters.

    To prevent internal ghosting and reflections, each glass surface includes multiple layers of anti-reflection coating. This Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) also offers greater protection to the filter substrate and helps it to stay clean for longer than with uncoated filters. The Nano coating associated with XS-Pro filters provides an additional eighth layer over the MRC, resulting in an improved beading effect when in contact with water for greater cleaning efficiency.

    B+W filters are constructed from Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. This filter features a thin brass filter ring to minimize the potential for vignetting while enhancing durability and jamming prevention. To further reduce the possibility of vignetting when this filter is in use, the filter ring's outside diameter is slightly larger than the actual thread size. This may prevent the use of some lens manufacturer bayonet hoods.

    0.9 neutral density filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required
    Providing a 3-stop exposure reduction, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily
    Filter does not affect coloration of the image and is ideal for use with other filters
    Multicoated to prevent internal ghosting and reflections
    Constructed from Schott glass for optical clarity
    Thin brass filter ring helps to prevent vignetting, jamming, and provides additional strength
    Plastic case included for storage and transport
  • B&H Photo Video Logo Baseball Cap (Black)

    The B&H Logo Baseball Cap (Black) is an adjustable cap that can fit most head sizes. It has a B&H Photo-Video-Pro Audio logo on the front. The cap is made of 100% cotton.

    Cap Basics
    • Adjustable to fit most head sizes
    • 100% cotton
    • B&H Photo-Video-Pro Audio logo on the front
    UPC: 847628594944
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens
    Performance
    Focal Length 24 - 70mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Angle of View 84° - 34° 20'
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.25' / 38 cm
    Magnification 0.27x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.7
    Optical Design 20 Elements in 16 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.46 x 6.08" / 88 x 154.5 mm
    Weight 2.35 lb / 1070 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.449 x 5.827 x 5.669"
  • Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod
    General
    Load Capacity 19.8 lb / 9 kg
    Maximum Working Height 66.9" / 169.9 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 55.1" / 140 cm
    Minimum Working Height 3.5" / 8.9 cm
    Folded Length 21.3" / 54.1 cm
    Head Mount Type 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 4.6 lb / 2.1 kg
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Bubble Level Yes
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 4
    Center Column
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column Yes
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.6 x 5.5 x 5.5"
  • Manfrotto Manfrotto XPRO Magnesium Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type RC2
    Load Capacity 22.1 lb / 10.02 kg
    Number of Bubble Level(s) 2
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Material Magnesium
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -90 to +40
    Vertical Tilt -40 to +40
    Panning Range 360
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.77" / 45.0 mm
    Dimensions H: 4.5 x W: 2.4" / H: 115.1 x W: 60.0 mm
    Weight 17.6 oz / 0.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 4.9 x 3.5"
  • Ruggard Outrigger 45 Backpack (Black)
    Features Tablet Pocket
    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Waist Belt
    Camera Support Strap Tripod
    Exterior
    Exterior Dimensions 11.5 x 15.5 x 7.5" / 29.2 x 39.4 x 19.1 cm
    Exterior Material Polyester
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Rain Cover
    Load Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Interior
    Interior Dimensions 10 x 14.5 x 5" / 25.4 x 36.8 x 12.7 cm
    Interior Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.0 x 13.0 x 9.0"
  • Vello Wireless ShutterBoss III Remote Switch with Digital Timer for Select Nikon Cameras
    Release Type Wired
    Wireless: RF (Radio Frequency)
    Camera Connection Nikon 10-pin, Nikon DC-2
    Channels 99
    Wireless Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Interval Timer/Programmable Yes
    Max Timer Delay 99 h, 59 min, 59 sec
    Maximum Exposure 99 h, 59 min, 59 sec
    Maximum Interval 99 h, 59 min, 59 sec
    Mobile Device/App-enabled No
    Shutter Modes Bulb, Continuous, Single Shot
    Wireless Range 250' / 76.20 m
    Operating Temperature -4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
    Receiver Dimensions 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.2" / 74.0 x 38.0 x 31.0 mm
    Receiver Power Source Battery
    Receiver Battery Requirements 2 x AAA
    Receiver Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Transmitter Power Source Battery
    Transmitter Battery Requirements 2 x AAA
    Transmitter Dimensions 5.9 x 2.0 x 0.9" / 149.0 x 50.0 x 24.0 mm
    Transmitter Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 3.7 x 1.3"
  • Gepe Pro 3-Way Accessory Shoe Mount Bubble Level
    Material of Construction Acrylic
    Mount Type Accessory shoe mount

    Note: works with standard accessory shoe mounts only.
    Dimension L x W x H 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.9" (27.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 mm)
    Weight 0.6 oz (17 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 6.0 x 1.2"
  • B+W 82mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter
    Filter Type Circular Polarizer
    Filter Factor 2 - 2.8 (1 - 1.5 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 82 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 82 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.7 x 0.8"
  • B+W 82mm XS-Pro MRC-Nano 803 Solid Neutral Density 0.9 Filter (3-Stop)
    Filter Type Solid ND
    Density 0.9 (3 Stops)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 82 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 82 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.7 x 0.8"
  • B&H Photo Video Logo Baseball Cap (Black)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 8.8 x 1.4"

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 reviews

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 151.
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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Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 Q&A

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 accessories

Designed for use with:

  • Nikon D3200
  • 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 D810
  • Nikon D810A
  • Nikon D850
  • Nikon Df
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