Also Known As: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G
Lens Type: Zoom Lens
Format: Full Frame / FX
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Release Date: 2007-08-23
MSRP Price: $1889.95
Made in: Japan
Infrared Rating: Mixed
Production Status: In Production
Lens Description: Fast-aperture, high performance wide-angle zoom optimized for FX and DX-format sensors and features Nikon’s ED Glass and Nano Crystal Coat.
Photography Life Review Summary: Overall, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G has served me well and I have been happy with its performance. I took it with me to dusty Sand Dunes, to Florida during 90 degree rainy days and 100% humidity, to the peaks of Colorado Rockies where the temperatures went below 20 degrees, and it has survived it all, still delivering results. I sure wish that corner softness, vignetting and distortion at large apertures were not so evident, but I also understand that it is unrealistic to design zoom lenses that would perform perfectly at all apertures/focal lengths that would not cost an arm and a leg or weigh a ton. One feature that the 24-70mm f/2.8G has been lacking compared to lenses like the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC is image stabilization / vibration reduction (VR), which can be incredibly useful when shooting hand-held. If you try out a wide-angle lens with image stabilization, you will quickly realize that VR definitely helps to get sharper images at very slow shutter speeds, even at shortest focal lengths. Read the full Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Review by Photography Life.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Specifications
|* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area|
|Lens Type||Zoom Lens|
|Mount Type||Nikon F|
|Format||Full Frame / FX|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||No|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||0.27x|
|Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)||No|
|Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)||61°|
|Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)||22°50'|
|Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||84°|
|Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||34°20'|
|Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements||3|
|Nano Crystal Coat||Yes|
|Super Integrated Coat (SIC)||Yes|
|Built-in Focus Motor||Yes|
|Silent Wave Motor (SWM)||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.2 ft. (0.38m)|
|Focus Mode Switch||Auto, Manual, Auto/Manual|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||Yes|
|Dimensions||(Approx.) 3.3x5.2 in. (Diameter x Length), 83x133mm (Diameter x Length)|
|Weight||(Approx.) 31.7 oz. (900g)|
|Available in Colors||Black|
|Supplied Accessories||LC-77 77m snap-on front lens cap, LF-1 rear lens cap, HB-40 Bayonet Hood, CL-M3 Semi-soft Case|
A sharp lens, and above all: it has a very fast and accurate AF. This is for me the lens of choice for shooting animated subjects, e.g. ballet dancing. No other Nikkor AF comes close to this one for such purpose.
Not an ideal travel lens, given its weight and size (esp. when the shade is mounted).
I purchased this lens recently, used refurbished by nikon & it is so tac sharp I took a selfie with it just today, on my D300s its unbelievably sharp, I have it only a short time & have used it at baseball games, birds & family pics, where it has performed extremely well, I wish I had it back in July at a party it would have made my life a lot easier.!!
I will be using this as my workhorse replacing my 18-200 mm f 3.5-5.6 lens which did as well as it could but lost many high speed shots & low light shots. I expect that I will be giving another review in Oct after all the events I will be using it at on my D300s, which BTW is another true workhorse I’ve been using since Sept 2009.!!
Joe Cottone sr
The Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 is one of the sharpest Nikon lenses out there. My only complaint is its large size and weight when used on smaller cameras like Nikon D600. Other than that, this is one sharp lens!
Beautiful colors, sharp, non VR is not a problem to me. The lens I use the most in my Nikon system. Extremely high quality.