Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S
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Lens Test: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S
2 February 2011
Excerpt: Surprisingly, this $1,700 (street) lens is Nikon's first constant-aperture optic in the very popular, all-purpose, standard zoom category. Both of the company's previous pro and amateur 24-85mm lenses had variable apertures. If the gold ornamentation on its barrel doesn't tip you off, the price should confirm that this is a professional-caliber lens.
Conclusion: Although not very exotic, the standard zoom covers a range most photographers couldn't do without. 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.
Pros: Excellent central resolution throughout the focal length range, Great contrast, Superb resistance to flare and ghosting
Cons: Corner quality could be better, Rough zoom mechanism on this sample, Size – it is a long lens
Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED (FX) - Review / Test Report
22 July 2012
Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-S 24-70 is an impressive standard zooms lens that delivers very sharp and contrasty images. With its fast aperture it allows for low light shooting or alternatively object separation with limited depth of field, where it delivers an unusually smooth bokeh for a zoom lens in this focal range. It is built as solid as you'd expect a pro grade lens to be and its sonic wave driven AF is very fast and silent.
Conclusion: It will be one of shorter summaries. Nikon undoubtedly offered a splendid instrument to the professionals. If you want to be nasty, though, you might add that the Zeiss gave a better one to the Sony system and Sigma didn’t lag behind with its new 24–70 mm f/2.8 model either – it can put the Nikkor to shame especially with the quality of its anti-reflection coatings.
Cons: image quality on the edge of the frame at the maximum aperture should have been better,, transmission worse than that of competitors,, huge coma in the full frame corners,, average work against bright light for this class of equipment.
Summary: Although not very exotic, the standard zoom covers a range most photographers couldn't do without. 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.
Pros: Excellent central resolution throughout the focal length range
Cons: Corner quality could be better, Size – it is a long lens
Summary: A fast, high-performance standard zoom lens for Nikon SLR cameras.Released at the same time as the AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, Nikon's AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens combines versatility with superior optical performance. Both lenses represent a new series of professional lenses designed for Nikon's 36 x 24mm format DSLRs. Like other G-type lenses, the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G has no aperture ring, since apertures are set via the camera. . .
Pros: You need a fast, standard range zoom lens and want the best of its class in build and excellent image quality., You require good performance with backlit subjects.
Cons: You want close-up versatility and performance., You need a compact, lightweight lens.
Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED - Review / Test Report
14 February 2008
Conclusion: 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. However, you've to be careful with the curved focus field at 24mm which can result in out-of-focus corners!