Wednesday, July 1, 2009

NIKON 24-70mm f/2.8G AF-S ED Review

NIKON 24-70mm f/2.8G AF-S ED Review

Here's another one of Nikon Magic Trio. This is the middle or standard zoom of the trio. You can read reviews about this lens all day long and find nothing but great things said about this lens.

Like most of my reviews they are more recommendations rather than technical reviews. And, I agree with the other 286 people (July 2009) that have written reviews of this lens on It's a 5 star lens. It's sharp, strong, fast, and expensive. ($1,750).

IMHO this is the best lens available for shooting indoor portraits.

If you can afford it it's the absolute best lens in this zoom range money can buy! If $1,750 is to steep you may want to consider the Tamron 28-70mm F2.8 with built in motor for the D40, D60 and D5000. The Tamron will only set you back $400 and it's a pretty good lens (4 stars).

I recently bought the Tamron 28-70mm because I needed two zoom lenses in this range and I didn't want to spring for another $1,750 for the Nikon version. I thought I would just ebay the lens when I was finished. However, I ended up liking it so much I'm keeping it.

The Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 is an absolute dream lens. It really shines when using it for indoor sports, portraits, night photography and landscape photography.

You don't have to waste alot of time doing research and reading reviews on this lens. If you have the means to buy this lens get it you won't be sorry.

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NIKON 24-70mm f/2.8G AF-S ED
Note: July 2009 - the import and USA version are priced the same so get the USA version.

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Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G AF-S ED


1 comment:

  1. I agree the Nikon is a great lens, but I have to admit the Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70 Vario-Sonnar is a tad better. I have used both lenses and prefer the sharpness and color of the Sony, but most clients nor photographers would really see much difference in pictures. The Sony is definitely the number 1 24-70mm lens followed closely by the Nikon.