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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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- Focal Length Range : 24 -70 mm
- Minimum Focus Distance : 1.2 ft.( 0.38 m)
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HB-40|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Item Dimensions||3.27 x 3.27 x 5.24 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.9 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||1.98 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.38 m|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||24 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||24 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||15|
|Number of Groups||11|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||84|
|Shipping Weight||3.35 pounds|
|Style Name||Lens Only|
|Zoom Type||Motorized Zoom|
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|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (FX)||Niko (DX), Nikon (FX)|
|Dimensions||3.27 inches x 5.24 inches x 3.27 inches||2.76 inches x 2.09 inches x 2.76 inches||3.15 inches x 2.87 inches x 3.15 inches||3.43 inches x 8.23 inches x 3.43 inches|
|Item Weight||1.98 pounds||0.44 pounds||0.77 pounds||3.4 pounds|
|Lens||Zoom lens||standard-prime||Prime lens||zoom|
|Maximum Aperture||2.8||1.8||1.8||2.8 f|
|Max Focal Length||70 mm||35 mm||85 mm||200 mm|
|Min Focal Length||24 mm||35 mm||85 mm||200 mm|
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From the Manufacturer
- Fast-aperture, high performance wide-angle zoom optimized for FX and DX-format sensors and features Nikon’s ED Glass and Nano Crystal Coat
- Fast, wide-angle to medium Telephoto AF-S zoom lens optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX (23.9 x 36mm) and DX format image sensors
- Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus range
- Rugged construction with professional-grade dust and moisture resistance
Top Customer Reviews
I've been wrong before but this was a doozy. There is SUCH a HUGE visually noticable difference between shots made with this lens (and the 70-200 f2.8 VR) and my old stanby lenses that I about fell out of my office chair. My "good pictures" have become "great photographs". I now own both this and the 70-200. I sold my favorite lens of all time, a 24 mm prime, on a website. I'll never go back. You will get these two lenses from me when you pry them out of my cold dead fingers.
One more note. If you are like me and constantly read pro blogs and photo how-to books you will see most of the pros say something along the lines of "I don't use mid range zooms, I use wide angle for landscaps and long telephoto for close ups". I bought that for a while until I started looking closely at the metadata for photos they exhibit on their websites and books. Check it out, 6 times of 10, the lens is shown to be a 24-70 zoom. I use this lens almost exclusively for landscapes and lifestyle photos. I rarely go to a wider angle unless trying to make a visual "statement". So, here's one pro who says "I USE MID RANGE ZOOMS", and the Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 is usually the one on my D3 when I pick it up.
There is nothing "mere" about this zoom!
Wide open, Nikon's new workhorse is sharper than most prime lenses. That's right -- I shoot all day long at f/2.8 (I like resulting blurry backgrounds) and never, never lack for sharpness. Being able to shoot f/2.8 at night doesn't stink, either.
Colors are vibrant, the bokeh (out of focus areas) is creamy, and you'll see ghosts and flares *only* when shooting straight into the sun. And I've never seen an autofocus do its thing so quickly or with such accuracy. I'm catching a lot of shots I used to miss.
No lens is perfect. This one has exactly three drawbacks.
1. It's pretty darn big for a midrange, so sometimes I miss Nikon's compact 18-200mm zoom. And that's without the massive lens hood in place. Snapped on, a big lens gets even bigger.
2. The zoom ring is too close to the camera body. I've only been shooting with it for a few days, but I keep grabbing the manual focus ring by mistake. There's a learning curve here, and I'm not yet over it.
3. It's in short supply. Good luck finding this beast at the suggested retail price.
On my D300 however, it's as perfect as a giant, expensive hunk of glass can get. It takes all my standard 77mm filters, and its DX-effective 35-105mm (approximate) zoom range makes it a great "walk around" lens. It goes wide enough for most landscape shots, and zeroes right in on my two-year-old's face.
But mostly I can't get over the sharpness, the color, and the responsiveness of the autofocus. I probably paid too much for mine, but it was worth every penny.
After using this lens for a few weeks, two things did surprise me:
1. I don't miss VR in the slightest. I was, to put it mildly, dismayed to find out that Nikon did not include VR in their latest evolution of their fixed-aperture standard zoom. I was, to put it mildly, pleased to see that I get proper exposures with 1/100s shutter speed or higher in all the situations where it matters to me. The configurable auto-ISO on the D300 is a life-saver in this respect; I expect this observation will only become more true as camera technology improves. I suspect Nikon planned this all along.
2. The difference between f/2.8 and f/4.5 is substantial. For the longest time, I kept using my trusty 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 lens, because I felt sure that I wouldn't benefit very much from the extra 1/3 to 4/3 stops that the fixed f/2.8 lens has to offer. I was wrong.
I primarily use this lens indoors, and for basic portrait work. For these settings, it is exemplary; my only regret is that this lens may put my 50mm f/1.4 out of business. That would be a sad development.
Another area where this lens shines is quasi-macro work. With a reproduction ratio slightly better than 1:4, you get respectably close to small subjects, and have beautifully out-of-focus backgrounds at f/2.8 and 70mm.Read more ›
This is a full-frame lens, which means that it is suitable for FX Nikon cameras such as the new D3. However, this lens also performs wonderfully on the usual DX sensor for the other Nikon cameras such as the D200/300, D70s, D80, etc. When used on a DX camera, like all lenses, the focal length is increased by 50%. This is both good and bad. The "wide angle" end of the lens becomes 36mm rather than 24; on the other hand the 70mm zoom becomes 105mm--a very useful focal length. Overall, I love the range of this lens on a DX camera.
The image quality of this lens leaves nothing discernible to ask for. This is a razor-sharp lens at all apertures including wide open at F/2.8. Images on my D80 are colorful, contrasty, and did I say razor-sharp at all apertures? This lens is as good within its entire focal range as any prime lens I have seen, used, or heard of. Of course, the price of this lens reflects this, alas.
This is an AF-S lens, meaning that it contains an integral focusing motor (supersonic wave motor, or "SWM"). This, combined with the fact that this is an F/2.8 lens, causes it to focus lightening-fast. So this lens is great for action shots or low-light shots. Since this is an AF-S lens, it will autofocus on the D40/D60 series of Nikon bodies.
Some Nikon afficianados have complained that this lens does not have VR (Vibration Reduction) but VR is probably less important for a 24-70 focal range than for a longer zoom, and since this is an F/2.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You better hurry and buy this before it is discontinued and you can only buy the new VR version.Published 11 days ago by R. Barnes
I bought this as a replacement for a Sigma 24-70 that I used for 2 months. The sigma was worthless and continued to miss focus on several paying shoots. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Will
buy these May 26, 2016. I've been using and it works very well, I wanted to buy new but really did not have much money has till now worked 100% new high with its box and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by axl
Dose this Lens really need a rating? Every Pro Photographer I know has one..
One of 3 in my Bag all the time..