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

Last updated (15 April’13):
- Review by WDC.com

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S is a medium telephoto AF-S zoom lens features 24-70mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 15 elements in 11 groups with diagonal angle of view at 61 – 22 degrees (Nikon DX-format). Closest focusing distance at 1.2 feet and has a filter size of 77mm. The Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Lens weighs 900g and it measures 83 inches in diameter and 133 inches long. It’ll match with Nikon DSLR camera such as Nikon D3x, D4, D600, D800, and more.

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆


Expert Reviews

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

Whatdigitalcamera.com reviews the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S and writes;
“The new Nikkor is equally impressive when it comes to image quality. Its MTF curves are above the critical 0.25 cycles per pixel at every aperture and every focal length tested. Peak performance, at 0.3 cycles per pixel and upwards, is obtained between f/5.6 and f/16.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Kenrockwell.com reviews the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S and writes;
“The Nikon 24-70mm is very easy to use and has exemplary optics, except for the strong, but easy to correct, distortion at 24mm. It’s the easiest-to-use professional midrange zoom ever offered by Nikon. “
Rating: N/A

Popphoto.com reviews the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S and writes;
“With its rugged construction, faultless optics, and bright f/2.8 aperture, this lens should exert an irresistible appeal to any pro photojournalist or event photographer who is physically and financially able to carry it.”
Rating: N/A

Photoreview.com.au reviews the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S and writes;
“Vignetting (edge darkening) was negligible at all apertures and focal length settings and corner softening was only apparent at the 24mm setting. Rectilinear distortion was barely detectable… The resulting bokeh (out-of-focus blur) was very smooth and attractive,”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Slrgear.com reviews the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S and writes;
“Performance on a subframe sensor is exquisite, given that the lens isn’t really put to the test. On the full-frame D3, it’s sharp pretty much at all focal lengths and apertures, with a slight exception at 35mm… The lens does vignette on full-frame, hard to avoid given its focal range, but even so it’s not the worst performance we’ve seen for a lens that covers this kind of range. “
Rating: N/A

Photozone.de reviews the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S and writes;
“The Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED exceeds the already very good performance of its predecessor. The center quality is nothing short of outstanding matching or beating the resolution of a 10mp APS-C sensor. The border quality is very good at large aperture increasing to excellent levels at f/5.6-8.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine.com reviews the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S and writes;
“The Nikon 24-70mm performs as you would expect from a lens of this calibre and price. Build quality is excellent, the focusing is fast and most importantly the images are sharp and contrasty in a range of conditions and will find its way into many photographer’s kit bags as a result, despite the £1200 plus price tag. Although there are cheaper alternatives available, they will rarely deliver the quality this lens does. As a result, it will be good value to you if you’re unwilling to compromise on quality.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Video Reviews

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

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Features & Specifications

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

The fast, wide-angle to medium telephoto AF-S zoom lens from Nikon is optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX (23.9 x 36mm) and DX-format image sensors, with focus as close as 14.9 inches. Enhanced optical formulas, engineered to produce exceptional sharpness, contrast and color, render outstanding image integrity, while two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and PGM aspherical lenses futher control chromatic aberrations at even the widest aperture settings It has an exclusive Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghosting and flare for even greater image clarity.

The Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful, super-quiet operation, while the Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens and M/A Focus Mode switch enables quick response to changing situations between Auto and Manual focus operation.

With all these features, as well as an incredible resilience to dust, water and general wear and tear, the Nikon 24-70mmf/2.8G ED Lens is a welcome way to meet your telephotography needs. Internal Focus (IF) provides auto focusing without changing the length of the lens M/A Focus Mode switch enables quick changing between Auto and Manual focus operation.


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