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9.1 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S

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Overall 2
2.0

beware of imported items

Pro, B&H Photo
15 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Beware of buying any items which state imported. It might be gray market. We had to send this item for repair. Nikon is NOT repairing it, because it is Gray Market. We did not know that it is Gray Market. Then I wanted to send it to a Nikon Authorized Repair Station. But bad news there as well: Only Nikon is authorized to repair your Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED. The lens worked fine for 3 years.
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Overall 2
2.0

What a disappointment

Lynn, B&H Photo
28 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Couldn't believe the poor focus. Couldn't get lens to get sharp focus even with maximum AF tune setting.
  • Pros: Rugged
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 2
2.0

Didn't live up to the hype

Adorama
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: My old 24-85 f/2.8-4 was sharper. This lens wouldn't focus to infinity. I tried it on two different bodies and finally sent it back for an exchange. I hope this was a Nikon quality problem as other Nikkors I have work wonderfully. This lens came highly recommended.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 2
2.0

Notorius Zoom Ring problem

a.alexander, B&H Photo
9 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Notorius Zoom Ring problem. Good lens but get ready to pay for zoom ring repair by Nikon even when under warranty. Nikon NY will tell you Impact Damage Not Covered by the Terms of Warranty. Regadless if you really bumbed the lens or not. Dismayed by Nikon repair service.
  • Pros: Very Fragile
  • Cons: Fragile Zoom Ring Issues, Weak Casing
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not like!!!!

Mrmarc33, B&H Photo
22 May 2011
  • Excerpt: very heavy lens. Not worth the price.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 2
2.0

Not sharp on a D90

Pablo, B&H Photo
1 June 2010
  • Excerpt: I write negative reviews very reluctantly. I was looking forward to having this lens (a pro photog friend in another state has 2 of them and swears by his) but I had to send it back. I'm a pro photographer currently using a D90, with 7 Nikon lenses, 4 of which somewhat overlap this 24-70: a 10-24, 18-55, 18-200, 17-35 (2.8), 28-70 (2.8).
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

White particles in center elements

cc, Adorama
19 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I just got this lens 3 days ago w/ the 105mm macro. The 105mm I got was bad, and now I have also discovered that this 24-70mm is also bad. Can't believe I got 2 bad lenses w/ a 5 grand order.The 24-70mm had some difficult times at focusing, then I took my pen size led flash light and from the rear of the ends, I pointed the flash light at a 45 degree angle and I discovered that the center elements has 4 white particles. [...
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Overall 2
2.0

Great sharpness - but not true Parfocal

NY techboy, B&H Photo
19 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I got this lens from B&H and immediately I noticed that when I zoom, the focus also changed. I took it back and compared with 3 other Nikon 24-70 (same model) - for total of 3 new and 1 demo - using my D70 & D90 and demo D700. I wrote to Nikon and they responded that the focus can change with zoom (this is "very common"). They recommend I focus LAST after zooming or use AF-C (no good for me).
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Super fast focus
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Not true constant zoom
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor optical quality

Fred Kamphues, B&H Photo
19 April 2008
  • Excerpt: My copy has poor corner sharpness at 24 mm, even at f/11. I have returned it to Nikon for repair. I currently have a loan lens, which is slightly better, but I still don't see the fantastic corner to corner sharpness that some people claim. There is clearly an issue with this lens, as reports on sharpness and focus accuracy varies widely. It's probably a tolerance issue and I am sure Nikon is working to solve these problems.
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor corner sharpness
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

rdp, henrys.com
8 July 2010
  • Summary: Very heavy, makes carrying your camera around less and less desirable with every day that passes. I had people commenting on the fact that they felt intimidated by the size of the lens. Picture quality is great, but (at least my copy) does not feel as “stellar” as other reviews made me to expect.
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