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8.9 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 4
4.0

Not Good For Sports

MacLover, ABT Electronics
19 January 2014
  • Summary: I've used this lens for weddings and landscapes where it performs pretty good. It's not as sharp as it should be though. I'm extremely disappointed in how badly it it performs for sports. The lens focuses quickly but "hunts" to the background and nothing is in sharp focus. I'm extremely disappointed in Nikon for not upgrading this lens! I need a high quality lens in this focal range but this is a big disappointment!
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Good For Sports

MacLover, Adorama
19 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I've used this lens for weddings and landscapes where it performs pretty good. It's not as sharp as it should be though. I'm extremely disappointed in how badly it it performs for sports. The lens focuses quickly but "hunts" to the background and nothing is in sharp focus. I'm extremely disappointed in Nikon for not upgrading this lens! I need a high quality lens in this focal range but this is a big disappointment!
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Overall 4
4.0

Big disappointment!

Sports League Photographer, B&H Photo
8 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I rented this lens because it was so highly rated by others. I shoot sports league T&I so I thought this might be close to a good portrait lens that would allow me to zoom for those occasional "different" shots that required more room. I was set up and started taking test photos to see how the lens responded and behaved. To my utter disappointment, the lens had a difficult time in finding the focus, and 50% of the shots were out of focus.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Was not constructed well

Darliene Stanhope, Amazon
15 July 2013
  • Summary: The mug was not constructed well. The inside separated from the exterior after 3 days and was allowing coffee to get down between the two walls. It is really cool looking and I do love the look, but would not purchase again.
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Overall 4
4.0

not this copy

Dave, B&H Photo
14 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I'm returning this one for exchange.At $500/hr for helicopter time, you want your lens to be sharp. All the way out to the corners. And without VR (this lens doesn't have it) you need all the speed you can get to fight the helicopter vibration. This copy is unusable below f11. For a $[$] kit lens, that might be ok. But not for this lens @ ~$[$]! Also, on the 36MP D800, you want a lens that is up to the task.
  • Pros: Has A Good Reputation, Pretty Good Iq In Center, Should Be A Good Lens
  • Cons: Bad Quality Control, Horrible Iq In Corners, Misaligned, No Vibration Reduction
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Overall 4
4.0

I got a bad one and am returning it

Dave, B&H Photo
3 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Unacceptably horrible at the corners, even when stopped down as far as f5.6. Is only useable at f11. I need it for aerials, and the entire frame must be tack sharp. At f11 and with no VR, it would my life almost impossible. B&H,as usual, is great.
  • Cons: Bad Sharpness When ~ F11, Expensive
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Overall 4
4.0

If it's bad, you'll know it!

ggl mike, B&H Photo
14 March 2012
  • Excerpt: General Purpose Reasonably well built (for the price) My sample is bad. Tested at marked focal lengths and full stops from 2.8 thru 8. Corners and short axis edges did not hold up except at 70mm. HUGE blue fringing from corners to 1/3 way in frame. Sharpnes in center never even approaches that of a 35-70 f2.8 D. Am replacing for another sample and will update this review. Right now I cannot recommend this lens. As always, great service from BH.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

STUPID HEAVY

tdcac, B&H Photo
28 November 2011
  • Excerpt: The size and weight of this lens far outweigh its usefulness. I sold my one because of this fact. The lens is fantastic optically and is very well built. The lens should come with a set of support wheels its so heavy. I would recommend getting a 35mm F2 or a nice 50mm F1.4D at a fraction of the price of the 24-70.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 4
4.0

Could be good?

Ljndsl, ABT Electronics
17 May 2011
  • Summary: Since my purchase two years ago, this lens just wasn't right. I have now sent back to Nikon Service for Focus recalabration (second service). SO far I got stuck at two diufferent shoots (a wedding and a baptism) where the pictures were slightly out of focus and immediatelly switched lenses! If this isn't resolved I will trade this lens in for an aftermarket brand. SO far, Nikon has Not stepped up to replace this faulty glass.
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Overall 4
4.0

Could be good?

Ljndsl, Adorama
17 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Since my purchase two years ago, this lens just wasn't right. I have now sent back to Nikon Service for Focus recalabration (second service). SO far I got stuck at two diufferent shoots (a wedding and a baptism) where the pictures were slightly out of focus and immediatelly switched lenses! If this isn't resolved I will trade this lens in for an aftermarket brand. SO far, Nikon has Not stepped up to replace this faulty glass.
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