Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR Lens Review

Nikon 24-70mm F2.8E lens review

Steve has just posted a retailed review of the new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens (Amazon|Adorama|B&H|eBay) at the He compared this new best Nikon technologies lens with the old 24-70mm F2.8G lens and find it is really good.

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Review from Backcountrygalley:”So, the new lens adds some nice features, but it also takes a step back when it comes to barrel distortion, focus shift, and it looks like it gives up some center sharpness, especially wide open.As for if you should upgrade or not, that’s a tough call so I made a list for you to consider.

1. If you shoot hand-held in low light situations, the VR alone may be worth the upgrade.
2. If you need faster AF.
3. If you need slightly better mid-frame sharpness and much better edge and corner sharpness.
4. If you anticipate using this lens at high frame rates with a D5.
5. If you think the current 24-70 has stopped working now that the new one is out.

On the other hand, the current 24-70 is no slouch and the two lenses are really close in sharpness in the middle part of the frame.  So, if most of your subjects tend towards the center part of the lens, you don’t need VR, and the AF is fast enough in the old version, there’s probably no reason to upgrade.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR lens


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