|AF-S||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|E||The lens is equipped with electromagnetic aperture control and provides very accurate and fast exposure which is very important in continuous autofocus mode.|
|ED||The lens incorporates low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.|
|VR||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8E ED VR||Aug 2015||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED||Aug 2007||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||84°-34.3° (35mm full frame)|
|61°-22.8° (Nikon APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||20 elements in 16 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||9|
|Closest focusing distance:||@ 24, 28, 70 mm: 41 cm|
|@ 35-50 mm: 38 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Nikon F)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Stabilizer features:||VR ACTIVE|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø88 x 154.5 mm|
|Materials:||High-quality plastic barrel|
|Weather sealing:||Dust-proof and water-resistant barrel|
|Fluorine coating:||Front and rear elements|
|Filter size:||82 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is large, heavy, dust-proof and water-resistant, made of high-quality plastic. The lens mount is metallic. The aperture control is electromagnetic.
The lens features M/A - M focus mode switch.
|M/A||Autofocus mode that allows switching to manual focus with virtually no time lag - even during autofocus servo operation and regardless of autofocus mode in use.|
|M||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 82 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
A fluorine coating has been applied to the outer surfaces of the front and rear lens elements to repel particles of dust, water or oil drops for easier cleaning of the lens surfaces.
The lens features optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 4 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/4 second at focal length of 70 mm(*).
* without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
At the choice of the photographer the image stabilizer can operate in one of the following modes:
|VR NORMAL||Corrects vertical and horizontal camera shake. Automatically detects panning and then corrects camera shake only in one direction.|
|VR ACTIVE||Corrects vertical and horizontal camera shake when shooting from a moving vehicle, or some other unstable position. Panning is not detected.|
It is often thought that image blur caused by camera shake can be prevented by using a tripod. Actually, however, even using a tripod may result in image blur because of tripod vibration caused by mirror or shutter movement at the time of exposure. The image stabilizer automatically differentiates the frequency of the vibration from that of camera shake, and changes algorithm to correct image blur caused by slight tripod vibration.
|Sensor size:||35.9×24 mm|
|Distortion at 24 mm:||-4.23 %|
|Distortion at 70 mm:||+1.99 %|
|Vignetting at 24 mm F/2.8:||-1.8 EV|
|Vignetting at 70 mm F/2.8:||-1.49 EV|
|Efficiency of Image Stabilizer:||up to 3.5 stops|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 1 MB|
Alternatives (AF, 21-79 mm)
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED||2007||⊗|
|Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 EX DG IF HSM||2008||⊗|
|Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro||2004||⊗|
|Tamron SP AF 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A007||2012||⊗|
|Tokina AT-X Pro AF SD 24-70mm F/2.8 (IF) FX||2015||⊗|