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

This 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is very suited as a general purpose zoom lens for people and landscape photography. It has a 2.9 time zoom range with nine rounded diaphragm blades to give an excellent bokeh for the out of focus areas. This lens is extremely sharp.

There is a M/A mode to enables instant switching from autofocus to manual focus.

Nikon provide a range of f/2.8 lenses, 14-24mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm to cover a very wide range of focal lengths in three lenses.

This lens is environmentally sealed with a rubber gasket to the rear to stop the introduction of dirt and moisture. With this lens levels of distortion are very low and you can shoot architecture with this zoom lens.

The lens handles back light conditions much better than other lenses and flare and ghosting are never issues. Very sharp images are obtained over the complete focal length range of this lens, contrast is good with negligible corner softness.

This lens is the mid range zoom by which all others are judged.

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Lens specification:

  • Lens construction 15 elements, 11 groups, 3 ED glass elements, 3 aspherical lenses and 1 nano crystal coated element,
  • Picture Angle, FX 84° – 34°20’,
  • Picture Angle, DX 61° – 22°50’,
  • F stop range 2.8 to 22,
  • Closest focusing distance 0.38 metres,
  • Maximum reproduction ratio 0.27 times,
  • Filter 77mm,
  • Lens hood HB-40,
  • Lens case CL-M3,
  • Dimensions 83 x 133 mm,
  • Weight 900 grams.


  1. I have this lens and also the Nikon, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF ED VR AF-S Micro Lens.

    I should have said , this is the two work horses I have and then a 50mm F/1.8 D and then the 24mm F/2.8 AFD.

    I can say with proud this 24-70 will ONLY be removed for the Nikon, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF ED VR AF-S Micro Lens.

    It is pin sharp from corner to corner and never had a problem with it. Did I take the extra warranty out for nothing because this lens has NO faults at all at the moment…

    Some people will complain and say it is too heavy for the size, hey you morons it has quality glass inside and quality doesn’t come cheap….


    Henning Ras
    +44 7596 088102 UK

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