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Balanced, fixed f/2.8 wide-angle to medium telephoto zoom lens

Praised for its reliability and overall image quality, this is a long-time favorite lens of passionate professionals. With a fast fixed aperture of f/2.8 across a 24–70mm zoom range, this lens provides both fine resolution and natural representation. A Nano Crystal Coat helps effectively reduce ghost and flare effects under harsh lighting for greater image clarity. Its Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, so you can retain subject to working distance through the entire focus range.
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Fast. Versatile. Exceptional.

f/2.8 fixed aperture 24–70mm zoom

The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED delivers fast, wide-angle to medium telephoto zoom capabilty and is optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both Nikon FX and DX format D-SLRs. Its fast, fixed f/2.8 aperture enables exceptional low-light performance and consistent exposure across the entire zoom range. Enhanced optical formulas produce exceptional sharpness, contrast and color, rendering outstanding image and video integrity.

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Durable, reliable and remarkable

For those who demand reliable performance in challenging environments, the AF-S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8G ED delivers. Its rugged construction includes professional-grade dust and moisture resistance. Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and Precision Glass Mold (PGM) Aspherical lens elements control chromatic aberrations while enhancing sharpness and contrast, even at the widest aperture settings; and Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra high-speed auto focusing with pinpoint accuracy and super-quiet operation.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
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"Fast. Versatile. Exceptional" I have this lens for more than a 1 years and it never gave me a disappoint situation. The focus is very good on low light, so is perfect to night photography, further is very beauty to take photos of waterfalls, landscapes, and others...Also this lens is extremely sharp, and I think it's the best lens of Nikon for this propose. November 24, 2012
great!!! amazing images... super sharp, fast focus and use in all kind of photography.. if you use DX format..never mind...to much money for crop sensor. FX user. best midrange zoom ever. needless to say, The only downside is the weight.. If you can only get one lens to go with your new baby get this lens and treasure it as it won't let you down. I'm very happy and satisfied I finally bought it. The sharpness and speed focussing is amazing!... the second most used lens. was an essential part of every trip. Besides being my top travel and landscape photography lens, the Nikon 24-70mm has also served me well during various local photo sessions both in studio and outdoors environments. So, as you can see, it has seen a lot of abuse from me and knowing it inside out, I can speak of it with confidence. i have the 14-24 too but love this lens because you can attach filters, and the 14-24 don't. August 18, 2015
Awesome!!! Fast autofocus. Great contrast and color. Minimal flare. No drama, just beautiful pictures. July 19, 2015
The Professional Standard for Normal Focal Length Zoom Lenses The Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens is not only extremely sharp, it is equally versatile. It is my go-to lens for weddings and other social events. It also does very well as a food photography lens, as evidenced below by an image taken at a shutter speed of one second (on a tripod), an aperture of f/11, a focal length of 45mm, an ISO of 640, Matrix Metering, and Auto White Balance. May 6, 2015
Ridiculously Amazing! Ok, I'm not quite a pro but I've been shooting long enough now to know the difference between sub-par quality and spot on accuracy. The 24-70 is a legend of a lens! I rented one a couple of years ago for a trip just to see what all of the hype was about and it didn't take 10 shots to realize just how special the 24-70 really is. Here's why it's special: it's freaking sharper than a razor blade! Not to mention the color rendition you get with the lens is truly superb. Build quality is military grade with solid, super fast focus. It IS quite heavy but there is something about the feel of a heavy piece of glass that I kind of like, especially on a heavy body like my D810. I was coming from a 24-85 kit lens which was not too shabby either. I really didn't believe the 24-70 could possibly be that much better and to be fair, better is a relative term. I did get some fantastic shots with the 24-85, no doubt, but there's just something about the 24-70 that takes it to another level. I even purchased the 24-120 (which has VR) thinking perhaps it would shake out to be a better overall choice due to it's employment of vibration reduction and it's added focal length. I REALLY wanted to like the lens better than the 24-70 because I could always use more focal length. I did numerous comparisons between the two, testing bokeh, color, sharpness, etc. But in the end, the 24-70 once again came out the winner! This was mainly in the area of sharpness for which it excels in every way. Thus, I returned the 24-120. I find that there is a psychological aspect of shooting with such a legendary piece of photo gear. You just feel like what you're doing matters more. I've seen beautiful images taken with both the 24-85 and the 24-120 so I'm certainly not dogging either, but if you want the best overall image quality and are ok with sacrificing the added 50mm of focal length (and more importantly, the extra $$$) then you've got to go with this masterpiece of a lens! January 14, 2015
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Should I get an extra wide polarizer to work with this lens at 24mm or will a regular one work?

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I am deciding between the B+W 77mm xs pro polarizer or the B+W 77mm super wide polarizer for my Nikon 24-70 zoom lens. There is a significant difference in price. The super wide is much more money. Can I use the regular size at 24mm or will I get vignetting?
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Get the the slim model, you won't need extra wide at 24mm. BTW, Nikon makes an excellent CP.
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When I go vertical on my tripod, the lens is so heavy that it slowly sags. This makes using slower shutterspeeds impossible. My 70-200 is heavier than this lens, but has the collar to attach to so it doesn't have any issues with sagging.
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There really isn't a proper place to mount a tripod collar to the 24-70. Have you considered one of the 3rd tripod plates? They will strengthen the connection between the camera and the ball head.
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safe to use extensively on D600 with the camera mounted on tripod?

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This lens has no tripod mount. Is it save to use this lens on D600 for extended period of time (days) with the D600 mounted on the tripod since the D600 lens mount is made of polycarbonate?
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The lens mount is metal and that is mounted to poly-carbonate , but is very rigid where it attaches. I almost
exclusively use my 24-70 on my D600 and have owned it for almost 10 months and have had no problems on or off a tripod.
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Does this lens come with a warrenty ?

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In the US, one year standard, five years extended when you register the lens with Nikon.
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I have this 24-70mm since 1 year, it makes lit'l sound of glass when focusing ! Is it normal or ?

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Grinding noise? Contact Nikon service and support.
Find the site for your country here:
http://imaging.nikon.com/support/index.htm
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How to focus group portraits when at 2.8 aperature throughout focal length?

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I read many reviews suggesting this is a great lens for weddings/group portraits. I have always thought aperture needed to be set at high F stop to focus in larger group, keeping all in focus. If this lens carries a fixed 2.8 aperture throughout the focal lengths, how can you focus large groups?
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The lens can be stopped down to smaller apertures by using the dial on your camera. You will need to stop it down to probably F8 or so depending on the size and depth of the group.
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How would it be compatible with D7100

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Fully compatible with a resulting 31-105mm angle of view, due to the DX 1.5 crop factor.
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Warenty Policy for refurbish lens purchased from Nikon USA

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Does the lens comes with USA 5 years extend warranty?
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No, 90 days on refurbished lenses.
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How can I know the condition of a refurbished lens

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24-70 2.8
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All our refurbished lenses are refurbished to strict Nikon Factory Standards. It would not be for sale as refurbished if does not meet those strict standards.
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Where is made?

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Hi,

Where is made this 24-70 lens?

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Nikon operates factories all across the globe and each operates to the same high standard. While individual cameras are marked with their country of manufacture, we cannot make a blanket statement about the country of origin of a specific type/model of camera.
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will this lens work with a nikon n 90 film camera and does this lens work well with a nikon d 90 camera

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Lens is fully compatible with both cameras.
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Can I use this with the D5200?

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Yes you can
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shooting night life and events

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what is better in shooting night life and events 24-70mm or 17-55mm?
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The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED delivers fast, wide-angle to medium telephoto zoom capabilty and is optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both Nikon FX and DX format D-SLRs. Its fast, fixed f/2.8 aperture enables exceptional low-light performance and consistent exposure across the entire zoom range. The AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17–55mm f/2.8D IF-ED’s ultra-fast, f/2.8 fixed aperture ensures stunning clarity, beautiful background blur (bokeh) and consistent exposure across its entire zoom range and opens the possiblity of shooting in a wider variety of lighting scenarios—without a flash. Its DX-optimized design makes for a smaller, lighter lens that achieves optimal quality from center-to edge-to-corner of the image. Depending on which camera is being used and its sensor size, depends on which lens would be perferrable. The DX sensor makes possible the production of lighter, smaller cameras, but because it covers a smaller portion of the image projected by the lens, a 1.5x crop factor (so called because the smaller sensor crops the image compared to an image from a 35mm film frame) is introduced. This means, for example, a 24mm lens on a DX sensor camera will provide an approximate 36mm view. Please contact Nikon Technical Support for help with this question. For information on how to contact Nikon please visit http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans....
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Is this lens compatible with the Df camera?

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can i use this on a d-70?

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(I realize this 24-70 is about to be replaced with a new version, featuring VR, that will be a little heavier and will require 82mm filters/polarizers. I'm not interested in this VR edition.)
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Keep the 28-70, though the newer 24-70 might have marginally better iq your lens is still more than capable of producing sharp images. I also have a 28-70 2.8 and not once have I thought about changing it for a newer one
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