The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR sets a new benchmark in our relentless pursuit for optical precision. The first NIKKOR lens to feature an aspherical Extra-low Dispersion glass element, the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is an FX-format 2.9x normal zoom lens that offers a maximum aperture of f/2.8 across the full focal length range of 24-70mm*1. It embodies a flawless synergy of NIKKOR’s finest imaging technologies, integrating a state-of-the-art Vibration Reduction (VR) system and a Silent Wave Motor for superior autofocus tracking. These innovations are further enhanced with an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that delivers stable auto-exposure control and Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghost and flare. Engineered to redefine high quality photography, the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR will satisfy even the most demanding perfectionist. The game-changer for professional photography Whether you are a photojournalist, a commercial shutterbug, a portrait artist, or a wedding photographer, expect the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR to maximise the capabilities of your FX-format DSLR. This 2.9x normal zoom lens with a focal length range of 24-70mm*1 is indispensable in a professional’s arsenal, offering the versatility of shooting in a staggering range of scenarios. The maximum aperture of f/2.8 can be leveraged at any focal length to achieve stunning bokeh, remarkable details, and dramatically sharp images. A revolution in optical technology The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is the first NIKKOR lens to feature an aspherical Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element which effectively corrects lateral chromatic aberrations, coma flare at the periphery, as well as distortion and spherical aberration. It also incorporates aspherical lenses, ED glass, High Refractive Index lens elements and Nano Crystal Coat that minimise ghosting effects and chromatic aberrations. These groundbreaking qualities ultimately deliver images of stunning sharpness and vivid clarity. Pinpoint precision in every frame The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR compensates for slow, wide panning movements with its latest VR technology, providing a shutter speed effect equivalent to 4.0 stops*2 faster in NORMAL mode. It also features an ACTIVE mode which stabilises the viewfinder image and minimises blurring in captured images when you are shooting from a moving vehicle or an unstable position. Crisp, sharp images can be achieved with every click. Agility beyond compare For smoother, faster, and quieter autofocus (AF), the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR comes with Silent Wave Motor that leverages on rotational energy to focus the optics. Its dynamic AF speed is optimised for capturing decisive sporting moments or fast-moving subjects such as animals. The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is also equipped with an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism for stable auto-exposure control, empowering you to achieve images of extraordinary quality even during high-speed continuous shooting. The lens you can always count on The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR enriches your photography experience, even in the most challenging conditions. With a rugged body crafted for superior durability, it is capable of withstanding shocks and drastic temperature changes. The lens barrel has also been meticulously designed for better clench and control. Conquer the elements This revolutionary lens is further protected with a fluorine coating that repels dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt for fuss-free maintenance, so you can capture your creative vision, no matter where you are. *1 When attached to a DX-format digital SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 36-105mm in FX/35mm format. *2 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards using a FX-format digital SLR camera. Measured at the maximum telephoto position in NORMAL mode. FX-format compatible, 2.9x normal zoom lens with 24-70 mm* focal-length range and f/2.8 maximum aperture that delivers improved resolution and natural blurring Recommended for those who want a fast, normal zoom lens with VR that provides optical performance superior to the current model, and a durable structure. * When attached to a DX-format digital SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 36-105 mm in FX/35mm format. Superior optical performance throughout the entire frame Employs aspherical ED glass, aspherical lens, ED glass and HRI lens elements plus Nano Crystal Coat to achieve high optical performance with minimal ghost effect and chromatic aberration. Newly developed aspherical ED glass element is employed The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is the first NIKKOR lens that adopts an aspherical ED glass element. This type of lens uses ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass that effectively minimizes color fringing as a material, while featuring non-spherical surfaces on one or both sides of the glass. Various lens aberrations such as lateral chromatic aberration, coma flare at the periphery, as well as distortion and spherical aberration, are effectively corrected. Vibration Reduction (VR) provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops* faster (NORMAL mode, based on CIPA Standard) Image blur caused by camera shake is effectively reduced by the built-in Vibration Reduction function. With the evolved system, when the camera is set on, a half-press of the shutter-release button instantly activates the VR function for improved blur-reduction effect. * When attached to a full-frame digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position. Highly durable body is realized Shock tests and inspections have been repeatedly applied to movable parts of the lens barrel to attain a higher level of ruggedness and durability. As a result, this lens withstands the severest shooting environments of professionals. Durable and shock-resistant lens body also achieves high tolerance for temperature change. Higher-speed AF with improved accuracy AF scanning speed is accelerated by approx. 1.5x thanks to the newly developed SWM while enhancing accuracy through employment of a new algorithm. Instant subject detection complies with demands of professionals. Stable AE control even during high-speed continuous shooting via the adoption of an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism Diaphragm blade unit with drive mechanism is incorporated in the lens barrel, enabling diaphragm control via electric signals from the camera body for reliable exposure control. Lens barrel designed for improved operability and comfortable holding While retaining superb operability equivalent to that of the current model, weight balance and holding have been enhanced. Fluorine coat is applied to the extreme front and rear lens surfaces Ensuring great durability, fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt for easy removal even if they adhere to the lens surface is employed, making the lens applicable to any shooting environment as well as facilitating lens care. Type Fmount, Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU and F mount Format FX/35mm Focal length 24–70mm Maximum aperture f/2.8 Minimum aperture f/22 Lens construction 20elements in, 16groups, (including 2 ED elements, 1 aspherical ED element, 3 aspherical elements, 1 high-refraction element, and elements with Nano-Crystal or fluorine coatings) Angle of view Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 84° to 34° 20′, Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 61° to 22° 50′ Minimum focus distance 35 to 50 mm focal length:, 0.38m (1.25ft), 24, 28, and 70 mm focal lengths:, 0.41m (1.35ft), from focal plane VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization Yes No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening) Coating Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat Diaphragm Automatic electronic aperture control Metering Full aperture Filter-attachment size 82mm (P = 0.75 mm) Dimensions Approx. 88.0 mm maximum diameter x 154.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange) Weight Approx.1070g (2.4 lb) Autofocus Yes AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes Internal focusing Yes Focus mode Manual, Manual/Auto, Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus Focus distance indicator Yes Focal length scale Graduated in millimeters (24, 28, 35, 50, 70) Zoom Manual zoom using independent zoom ring Supplied accessories 82 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-82, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-74, Lens Case CL-M3 G-type Yes 1. 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