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

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

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

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


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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three ED & Three PGM Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Override
  • Dust and Moisture Resistance
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 15"
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens from Nikon is a fast aperture standard zoom lens designed for photojournalism and general photography with wide-angle to portrait length perspectives. Optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX (full-frame) and DX-format image sensors it provides the 35mm focal length equivalence of 36-105mm on DX-format cameras. The f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light and creates a shallow depth of field with pleasing out-of-focus highlights enhanced by a rounded 9-blade diaphragm.

The optical design includes three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and Precision Glass Mold (PGM) aspherical lenses that help control chromatic aberrations while enhancing sharpness and contrast, even at the widest aperture settings. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated lens coatings enhance light transmission, reducing flare and ghosting.

The internal focus system and Silent Wave Motor (SWM) feature provide swift autofocus with superior accuracy and ultra-quiet operation. Direct manual focus override enables fast and simple control over precise focus. Minimum focus is just 15" throughout the zoom range. This G-type lens does not feature an aperture ring on the lens body, resulting in a lighter and more compact lens. The filter diameter on this lens is 77mm and a large petal-shaped lens hood is included. Weather and dust resistant sealing add to its appeal as one of the most highly regarded and versatile lenses in the Nikon stable.


Fast aperture standard length zoom lens compatible with both FX- and DX-format DSLRs. On DX-format cameras it offers a focal length equivalent to 36-105mm in the 35mm format.
Versatile wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives and a wide maximum aperture, effective in low light, make this lens a popular workhorse for working professionals, enthusiasts and day-to-day shooters.
Three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and PGM aspherical lenses control chromatic aberrations and distortion while enhancing sharpness and contrast.
Super Integrated and Exclusive Nano Crystal Coatings reduce 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.
The Silent Wave Motor enables smooth, precise and near-silent AF action.
M/A Focus Mode switch enables quick response to changing situations between Auto and Manual focus operation.
Rugged construction and professional-grade dust and moisture resistance.
UPC: 018208021642
In the Box
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens
  • 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-40 Bayonet Lens Hood for AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
  • CL-M3 Lens Case (Black)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    • 1Description

    Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 24 - 70mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 36 - 105 mm
    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° 20'
    DX Picture Angle: 61° - 22° 50'
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.25' (38 cm)
    Magnification 0.27x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
    Optical Design 15 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.3 x 5.2" (8.38 x 13.21 cm)
    Weight 1.98 lb (900 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 5.9 x 5.8"

    Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 reviews

    AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 1792.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp Sharp lens! I do not usually write product reviews but I love this lens so much that I felt that I had to say something. I like to shoot with prime lenses and was using Nikon 50mm and 85mm, 1.4 lenses. I wanted a zoom lens that was more utilitarian so I purchased the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lend without VR. I was torn between buying the VR version and after some of the reviews on that lens decided to get the Non VR version. I could not be happier! The color rendition is excellent and it is sharp, really sharp. Because it's f2.8 I never have to shoot slower that 200th of a second so handheld motion just really is not an issue. Do yourself a favor and get this lens.
    Date published: 2016-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Zoom Lens I generally refuse to use zoom lenses as I am pathologically obsessive about sharpness. I have tested this lens against Nikon's fixed focal length 50mm standard lens and my famous rangefinder 50mm. It is not quite as sharp as the rangefinder lens, but compares favorably to the Nikon 50mm. I have enlarged images to greater than 16x20 with excellent resolution and definition. This zoom is terrific as a standard lens replacement and is every bit as sharp as the standard 50. I have read the negative reviews above, but can only think they got a bad individual lens or that the application of the lens was faulty. This is a terrific piece of complex glass
    Date published: 2015-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why I waited so long I was on market for 24-70 lens for some time now. I use a Tokina 28-70 and I was happy with the picture. However I'm person who likes the good stuff since life is to short to buy sh... I pull a trigger on the Nikon 24-70 and this lens blow my mind is sharp at any focal length and aperture. The zoom is light fast. I tested it for two weeks and took 2000 pictures. I thought about the new tokina 24-70 the focus speed and other factor set up m mind on Nikon. No regret, fantastic lens. I think that over the years they improved few things. No problems with the zoom ring, autofocus etc. If you can afford it buy it instead of 3rd party lenses.
    Date published: 2016-04-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW This lens is so nice, the 3 photographers working with me want one. I was taking 15 to 30 sec exposures of mountain bike racers at night with rear curtain sync flash. The HID (high intensity) lights were causing horrible reflections in the lenses of the other photographers, to the point that they were not sellable images but this lens performed perfectly. I got great images and I'm thrilled to death. The lens is worth every penny. My portraits look fantastic too. The lens is larger than my 17-55 but when you're used to caring 2.8 lenses (like the 80-200 and 300) this one is a walk in the park and it even comes with a great (even if it's bulky) carry case.
    Date published: 2008-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just got back from Yosemite. Bought this lens for multiple reasons especially for a week in Yosemite. It spent most of the time on a D4S. I use it for many different shots including time lapse. Downloading every night I saw what I thought were good images. After observing the images it spent most of the rest of the trip on my camera. Last night I did a review on the big screen and was completely blown away by the crispness even in low light situations. I do own a 14-24 which is still my favorite lens, but if that went down I would be very happy with my backup? I agree it is heavy but what quality lens is not?
    Date published: 2015-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sharp and fast lens I just received this lens out of the box with D750. I have own the D800E, afs 14-24 f2.8g, afs 85 f1.8g, and tried canon's own 135L and 85 f1.2L on 5D3 and also sony 55mm on A7r and A7ii and I know what is sharp when I see one. This is definitely one of the fastest, sharpest and most accurate zoom I have used. I've also owned the the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC and it is a very sharp, good lense. AF speed wise this lens beats the VC hands down. Contrast, color, bokeh, this lens is worth the price difference to the VC. If you shoot 1/FL shutter speed, lack of VR is not an issue. VR do not compensate for motion blur.
    Date published: 2015-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another winner from Nikon's stable With a consistency one expects from professional Nikon products, this lens maintains the expected high standard. Speed, ruggedness and ease of use typify this professional lens, with bright, edge-to-edge clarity and sharp results even at its widest aperture (f2.8). The lens quickly alters focus, including follow-focus, without missing a beat, even in low light. A minor flaw (common to all autofocus lenses however) is finding focus where texture and colour between 2 surfaces is almost identical. However, this is a minor consideration when the lens is being used for reportage close-in. All in all, a reliable, quality product.
    Date published: 2010-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lense although expensive I was a little skeptical about getting this lense at the price it is, but after receiving it I can't stop shooting with it. I am using it on a D700. The focus is EXTREMELY fast and very accurate and the manual overide is a nice feature for some of the shooting I do. The lense shoots wide open with very little distortion, anything less than that is absolutely beautiful. I shoot a lot of low light, natural light, and night shots, this lense is, so far, proving to be excellent for the task. The only drawback is that it's large and HEAVY. It just about dwarfs my D700. That being said, I'd order this lense in a heartbeat if I had to do it over again.
    Date published: 2010-08-04
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