Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Wide-Angle Zoom Lens: Capture sharp, detailed images with minimal distortion using this wide-angle zoom lens, which works with most Nikon cameras with an F-Mount and features 4 stops of vibration reduction. An electromagnetic diaphragm delivers f/2.8 constant aperture.
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Outstanding in all aspects!
Posted by: Chris from: on
I was hesitant to buy this lens. It is definitely expensive at $2400, which makes it about twice the price of a Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC. I already own a 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens from Tamron, and the problem I was running into was that my Nikon D810 didn't recognize the difference between the two Tamron Lenses (It thought they were the same). So the auto-focus fine tuning, and calibration had to be changed any time I switched those lenses. Needless to say for professional work, that was not going to work.
When I started reading reviews for this lens (granted it's only been out for about a month now)... people were giving it a hard time for it's price tag. Saying things like "It's not worth the upgrade from the old one..." and "VR isn't necessary at that focal length..."
Well, let me tell you. I picked up this lens, after having tested 3 of the original 24-70mm lenses without the VR, and it is ABSOLUTELY worth the price difference. The auto-focus system is fast, and accurate. This lens is extraordinarily sharp at all focal lengths and apertures. The VR is EXCELLENT and allows for handheld shots at 1/5th of a second, even at 70mm. That's Crazy!
I very frequently buy and return lenses because I'm picky... Very Picky... but this thing makes me actually say "This thing is spectacular" out loud every time I use it.
19 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Posted by: JPB11 from: on
I been wanting to get this lens since Nikon announced it was adding the VR feature to the 24-70mm f/2.8 And when I was able to get a 18 month interest free finance from Best Buy that was my chance to get it. Now this lens is heavy, It is expensive. But let me tell you the pictures you get with this bad boy are simply !!AMAZING!! It makes you forget how heavy and and expensive this lens is. It is well worth the price and the burden of carrying it around. If you can afford it get it. You will not be disappointed.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great Lens from Nikon
Posted by: balu1411 from: on
What a lens, what a picture . This lens is amazing, the colors are great, auto focus is really good. Only problem is little heavy lens but once you are use to you dont mind that. I have see the difference from photos to photos. Its perfect for professional photography. Its right lens on D810 camera
I was waiting this product from long time to buy from Best Buy. The staff is very helful to place the order online and deivery was as expected
8 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: iLuvTech from: on
This is a must have lens for enthusiasts and professionals
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: JRed from: on
Nikkor 24-70 VR seems to be a good lens. Takes good picture even in night. Satisfied with it. I can not compare as I did not used the earlier version.
3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
My go-to lens
Posted by: Hb0082055 from: on
This lens does NOT come off my camera. It's an expensive glass but you get what you pay for. If you are choosing your first upgraded lens, do yourself a favor and purchase this. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. From weddings, to portraits, to sports- I use this lens!
4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Luther from: on
Before I purchased this lens, I had the 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 which is a kit lens for most FX bodies. I have been using it for about a month now and I have noticed better quality in my shots. This lens almost never leave my camera. It is great for both landscape portrait shots. The price is a lil steep, but if you are serious about your work and want sharp photos, then I would seriously consider purchasing this lens.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Amperez1130 from: on
phenomenal lens was waiting for a lens like this for a long time especially being VR I have the old 24-70mmGreat lands but this new one is a just outtakes all lenses out there
2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Fantastic piece of glass
Posted by: LafayetteLit from: on
I bought this lens after trying the non-VR version. I wasn't happy at all with the non-VR, and for the price, I thought I should love it. So, I returned the one, and saved up for the difference. I have the Nikon 70-200 2.8 VRII and absolutely love it. The 24-70 is like the little brother to that lens, and I love it just as much. Is it expensive? yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely! If you can work it in your budget, you'll be thrilled to have the Nikon 24-70 2.8 VR on your camera. It's beautiful and and takes crisp, sharp pictures.
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Downgrade for more money
Posted by: Markm315 from: on
I purchased this lens as an upgrade from my 24-70 2.8 and wasn't satisfied at all. The images from this lens weren't sharp at all. The lens was much bigger and heavier. The filter size is also different so if you had filters for the old, you'd have to buy new ones. Definitely not worth the money. Complete downgrade is quality.