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

Announced Aug 23, 2007 •
Zoom lens | Nikon F (FX) | 2164
Saratowga
 

This lens is one of my favorite Mid-range zooms. But when I got my hand on it my first impression is a great fit in a hand but it was kinda heavy for me. But when I get used to it lens is one of the great lenses from Nikon. Image quality is not very sharp but it passes the standard.

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When the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED was first introduced, it sets the standards for all mid-range zooms.  However, it wasn't my favorite lens, because my D700 doesn't have auto lens corrections and most of the photos I took was distorted even though they were sharp.    As I moved into the D800's and D750, the distortion is no longer an issue.  In addition, after comparing images against my prime lenses (35mm f/1.4g, 50mm f/1.8g, 24mm f/2.8D), I come to realize that the 24-70mm is quite an ...

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I am on my 4th copy of this lens. One lens had its AF motor give out, and another was not sharp. Otherwise, very good performance, although heavy.

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This lens is indeed a workhorse for FX bodies, and a decent portrait zoom for DX users. Sharpness and CA are pretty good, but not outstanding. If you take your time and stop down a bit, sharpness and vignetting improve. It's consistent across the range, which is the main purpose for this kind of lens.  24mm is wide enough for most purposes, but it would be nice to have just a bit more on the tele end (say, 80 or 85mm - I often switch to DX crop mode on my D800 if I need a bit more reach and ...

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This review is subjective and based on my experience with it. I am fully aware this lens, currently being replaced by the new version with VR, was the working horse for thousands of photographers. I found one 2nd hand in good condition, because lot's of pros are switching to the new version. For landscape I though this lens would replace 3 primes (24mm, 35mm, 50mm) and my cheap but good 70-300mm zoom that I sometimes use. I just wanted 1 jack of all trade lens. Eventually I might have 1 ...

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Last year, I dropped my 24-70/2.8G lens from my camera bag to ground. I found the focus ring got stiff, and the picture of left side was unfocus. I shipped the lens to Nikon USA Service Center. It cost 600 dollars and fixed on this late spring. Since I use Zeiss manual lens, I did not use this one often. Until month ago, I brought this lens outside. The environment was about 20F, I found the lens didn't focus and the lens motor made noise. However, the lens works normal at room temperature.  ...

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Seriously, the whole right field of this lens is out to lunch.  Wicked CA's all over (10-15pixels at extremes)... that are easily visible on the Df, debilitatingly so on the d810..  Poor sharpness (or good blurriness if you prefer) even stopped down.  This lens never gets used.  I need to send it in, but haven't had the motivation.  Just plain bummed on it. Positives:  Build quality, tactile feedback, smooth zoom but pretty creepy, well balanced.  Did I just say in the short list of positives ...

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exifnotfound
 

For a zoom it isn't too bad but when you consider a 50 1.8G costs 1/10th that of the 24-70 and has better optics, you have to wonder if it's worth it. I will say in it's defence however that it is extremely useful. Problems: Heavy, Costly, Optics could be better.

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wonderful product, simple, join design, quality building, super image,.. Nikon developed a robust product with a great user experience... * ;-) *

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This Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens is my standard goto lens.  I store it on my main camera as it is the lens I use 70% of the time.  Sure, you will almost always get better clarity and performance if you use a prime and I will pop on a prime when it is necessary or when I require that utmost perfection in a photo, but the difference in most situations is so negligible, that if I had to own just one lens and was being forced to give up all my glass but one, this would be the one I ...

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