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 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.
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 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.
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.
1. Key Features
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While retaining superb operability equivalent to that of the current model, weight balance and holding have been enhanced.
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.
2. MTF Curve and Lens Construction
Fmount, Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU and F mount
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
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat
Automatic electronic aperture control
82mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. 88.0 mm maximum diameter x 154.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx.1070g (2.4 lb)
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
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
Focal length scale
Graduated in millimeters (24, 28, 35, 50, 70)
Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
82 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-82, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-74, Lens Case CL-M3
1. Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice.