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

Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S 24-70 mm f/2.8E ED VR
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 24 - 70 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 84 - 34.2 o
Closest focusing distance 0.38 m
Maximum magnification 0.28
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type AF / MF
Lens Construction 20 elements / 16 groups
Filter diameter 82 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 88 x 154.5 mm
Weight 1070 g
Additional information Announced: 4.08.2015
Optical construction: 2 ED glass, 1 aspherical ED glass, 3 aspherical lens, 1 HRI lens elements; lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat and fluorine coat.
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  1. Nobody
    Nobody 6 March 2019, 13:25
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    IP 194.252.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 2000 eur
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: -Distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberrations (24mm@f/2.8) -Comically lengthy with lens hood attached -Abysmal close focus performance -Mediocre bokeh -Price

    Pros: -Evenly distributed sharpness, even towards the edges -Very fast and accurate auto focus -Lens hood -Build quality and weather sealing -Surprisingly good coma performance -Comes with VR

    Summary: I\'ve used the lens primarily for photographing indoor car shows and trekking (landscapes) in the wilderness. The VR comes handy in car shows. Though its performance didn\'t blow me away, I really appreciate it being included. Because the lens is very well built and sealed against weather, it\'s dependable companion for trekking. I don\'t mind the weight. Mine has been through very humid conditions, sudden temperature changes and constant below zero \'C temperatures and it still works flawlessly. Rubber surfaces haven\'t started to gray or to peel off yet. The lens happens to have good coma performance even at 24mm f/2.8 and I\'ve used it to photograph night sky on several occasions with good results. It\'s not ideal, but gets the job done. Also, the balanced sharpness does wonders to landscape photos. I can deal with distortion, aberrations and vignetting in post easily, but the close focus performance is my only real gripe with this lens. Sharpness decreases drastically and really doesn\'t come back even when stopped down. Also, there\'s perceivable and weird haziness present. Can\'t tell if it\'s a feature or specific for my copy... Keep in mind, it is the only lens I bring to trekking journeys. Probably a dedicated wide angle zoom, macro or short tele could do better in landscape/night sky, close ups or portrait work respectively. Neither though can perform all those tasks, have similar weather sealing and accept normal filters. And that\'s why I bought this jack of (almost) all trades and have actually been happy with it ever since.

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