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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70 mm f/2.8G EDNikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70 mm f/2.8G EDNikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70 mm f/2.8G ED
 

Specifications:

Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S 24-70 mm f/2.8G ED
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 24 - 70 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 84 - 34.3 o
Closest focusing distance 0.38 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.7
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type SWM
Lens Construction 15 elements / 11 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 133 x 83 mm
Weight 900 g
Additional information 3 ED glass elements, 3 aspherical lenses and one Nano Crystal Coat. Anounced: Aug. 2007

Average rating (20 owners reviews).

Build quality 4.50
Optical quality 4.30
Value for money 4.00
Overall 4.27
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User: tom
IP 79.83.x.x
Date: 2013-12-02 15:16:05
Owner since: 6 months
Price: 1150 euros
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: too long, heavy, expensive unless you buy a used one, corner sharpness, chromatic abberations

Pros: lightning fast AF, contrasty as fuck, weather proof, sharp in the center at every aperture, bokeh good for a zoom lens, built like a tank

Summary: a reference, if you have the use/need of such lens it's a no brainer. however some other options available on the market may be better deals.

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User: Ken
IP 84.112.x.x
Date: 2013-11-01 10:14:48
Owner since: 3 months
Price: 900 euro -
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: price, no VR field curvature kills the border resolution,(not much of a problem with DX cams)

Pros: AF- really fast very sharp at centre frame excellent build qual

Summary: Field curvature makes it useless at 36mp on a d800 for shooting flat subjects which might fill the frame, like a building , both ends wiil look unsharp related to the tack sharp centre area,but very good in dx mode.but then what´s the point? one can stop down to f11 or f16 but the problem with doing that on d800 is diffraction which kicks in already at f8.

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User: Esping
IP 85.24.x.x
Date: 2013-09-29 01:41:15
Owner since: 1 year
Price: 1300€
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Size, weight and price. Not the best match for DX. No VR.

Pros: Fast AF, built to last, nice bokeh. Sharp for a zoom.

Summary: Get a fast 50 or 35 to compliment this lens for mobility and low light work. Otherwise a pretty good kit zoom, that can handle the greater part of every photographers needs. VR would have been nice though.

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User: csp
IP 124.148.x.x
Date: 2013-09-17 11:26:24
Owner since: 3 years
Price:
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: distortion when wide bulk especially with hood on weight not the best subject separation at wide aperture

Pros: sharp throughout and still good at f16 close focus versatile

Summary: A good useful and versatile lens. Would be great just a little longer - eg 80mm. Good wedding or general product lens, although watch the wide distortion. Great build and nice to use.

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User: Ben
IP 81.132.x.x
Date: 2013-04-25 05:00:00
Owner since: 1 year
Price: £1,20
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Big & Heavy, a little pricey too, but you get what you pay for.

Pros: Excellent sharpness & clarity. Superb, Fast Auto Focus. Oozes Quality. Gives the neck muscles a decent work-out if used for extended period of time..

Summary: if you buy one, you will not be disappointed.

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User: Maxius
IP 71.226.x.x
Date: 2012-09-26 07:21:42
Owner since: 2 years
Price: 1800
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: It is a bit heavy, especially for a walk around lens.

Pros: The optical quality is great, with that fixed 2.8, it's just the right amount of reach for event photography.

Summary: Not the worst lens for portraits, but it wouldn't be my first choice. Also, usable as a walk around lens, but again, not my first choice. Still though, if you're going to buy a 2.8, of the holy trinity this would be my first.

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User: Christobella
IP 81.174.x.x
Date: 2011-11-28 21:57:08
Owner since: 2 years
Price: £999
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Big and heavy, light transmission not quite as good as primes, some distortion at wide end.

Pros: Just about everything - sharpness, colour, fast accurate AF, bokeh, the list goes on.

Summary: My go-to lens, lives on the D700. During shoots I'll use my 70-200VRII, 85 1.4G, 50 1.4G, 14-24 2.8, 35 1.4 - it's always the 24-70 that brings home the highest percentage of money shots. One big reason is the close minimum focus distance - you can end up missing a lot of moments with the 70-200 and 85 1.4 because of that. For FX shooters, it could be the only lens you need.

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User: erduca
IP 79.13.x.x
Date: 2011-03-31 17:10:18
Owner since: 1 year
Price: 1700
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: è un nikon !!! forse troppo pesante

Pros: nitidezza, sfuocato,ottime immagini a tutte le aperture,con una qualsiasi d3 o con la d700 è spettacolare

Summary: uno dei migliori obiettivi nikon di sempre, forse solo il 14 - 24 gli è superiore

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User: fabricat
IP 95.237.x.x
Date: 2011-03-05 14:13:09
Owner since: 2 years
Price:
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: weight, dimensions, relatively reduced focal "spanning"

Pros: Absolute quality, solidity, image quality

Summary: An absolute "must"

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User: deacondavid
IP 71.113.x.x
Date: 2010-12-30 07:09:36
Owner since:
Price: rented
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Expensive, heavy

Pros: Razor-sharp and excellent low-light performance when paired with a D700.

Summary: Apart from weight and size, this is the perfect lens for walking around and inside work. Rented at the same time as the 24mm f/1.4 and that lens was rarely needed, due to the performance of this one. The lens that I currently most want to add to my bag.

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User: nikonhater2
IP 88.72.x.x
Date: 2010-11-02 20:12:52
Owner since: 1 month
Price: I dont no
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: its a nikon

Pros: good lens

Summary: prosbut cons

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User: nikonhater
IP 88.72.x.x
Date: 2010-11-02 20:11:01
Owner since: 1 month
Price: I dont now
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: its a nikon

Pros: sharp and brightly

Summary: good lens but I am a nikon basher!

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User: Christobella
IP 195.171.x.x
Date: 2010-10-07 16:46:16
Owner since: 1 year
Price: £950
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: huge and heavy

Pros: Optically brilliant

Summary: My fast primes never seem to make it out of the bag any more. Pretty much perfect.

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User: Wellbiker
IP 121.208.x.x
Date: 2010-10-01 01:25:20
Owner since: 2 years
Price: $2500
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Big & heavy

Pros: Great walk around lense Good for low light situations Works well on Nikon D700

Summary: Best lense I have at present

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User: Todd Nguyen
IP 173.60.x.x
Date: 2010-09-09 14:26:15
Owner since: 1 year
Price: 1600 USD
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Too long, specially with the hood.

Pros: sharp , fast, stable, no need for primes.

Summary: I use this lense as a walk-around, and specially in the dark, sometime I use 24-120 instead because of the weight and the limitation of the range, but 24-70 always is one of my best lenses.

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User: Bobbibrown
IP 88.84.x.x
Date: 2010-09-08 13:27:33
Owner since: 2 years
Price: CHF 2100.-
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Long and heavy

Pros: Very sharp For a zoom lens wonderfull bokeh Fast and accurate AF

Summary: Even on my D3x it is a sharp workhorse.

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User: Airy
IP 80.119.x.x
Date: 2010-05-15 21:03:34
Owner since: 1 year
Price:
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: On FX: a bit bulky (very long, prohibits use of built-in flash under 35mm, hood removed of course). Wide diameter (77mm) also contributes to it being "impressive". Distortion is high in 24-28mm range, but easily corrected (DxO). Somewhat sensitive to flare, keep the hood on.

Pros: Sharp over the whole range at all apertures. Very high image quality. Good magnification ratio, very useful when no macro lens is at hand. Rather fast AF, silent, no "pumping". Good handling, except for the size.

Summary: Excellent allround performer. On FX, perfect for indoor shooting (weddings, family events), architecture, etc. If you prefer to go unnoticed, get a prime lens instead.

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User: aim54x
IP 129.78.x.x
Date: 2009-06-14 23:07:07
Owner since: 1 year
Price: AUD $2700
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: It is a bit on the large side, and it could be wider, but this is because I use this lens on a DX body. On my film cameras this lens is amazing

Pros: This lens is very well built, focuses both fast and accurately (even in low light) and provides a very good zoom range on both DX and FX (film)

Summary: A great lens that really has been worth every cent. It will remain in my kitbag for a long time to come.

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User: Miko
IP 219.93.x.x
Date: 2009-05-12 23:49:49
Owner since: 1 year
Price: USD1600
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Heavy & bulky (for me anyway)

Pros: Super sharp at all apertures & focal lengths with superb build quality. Makes absolutely beautiful pictures with my D3 - images have that magical 3-D feel about it. (maybe its the wonderful bokeh?)

Summary: The best 24-70 zoom ever, no need for primes in this range so long as weight is not a problem!

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User: an
IP 71.29.x.x
Date: 2009-05-09 18:51:15
Owner since: 1 year
Price: 1750
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: None.

Pros: The best zoom in the world in this range. Sharp at 2.8 and bokeh is superb. Build like a tank and very well made lens hood that doesn't come off. Very fast autofocus. FX and DX compatible.

Summary: It is like painting a picture or making art when shooting with this lens. Nice weight balance with higher end cameras. Looks great when mounted on a d300 or d3.


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