The Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 E ED VR improves upon its respected predecessor in nearly every aspect, adding the best Nikon lens technologies, including Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization. With up to four stops of image stabilization, this lens is ready to tackle the challenging light of a wedding ceremony or on-the-spot news, while Tripod Mode helps banish blur for landscape shooters. Filmmakers who already appreciate the depth-of-field control and sharpness of the lens can now also benefit from VR.
The Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 E ED VR uses Nikon’s Electromagnetic Aperture control, which allows for consistent exposures during high speed bursts of shooting. This lens also improves upon image quality with new optical construction to provide clarity and consistently sharp images, and is ideal for capturing portraits, landscapes and weddings. For nearly any assignment in any kind of light, the combination of a fast f2.8 constant maximum aperture and practical zoom range make this lens the choice of many professionals. An Aspherical Extra-Low Dispersion (ASP/ED) element is paired with traditional aspherical, ED and High-Refractive Index (HRI) elements for a new level of optical precision. Photos and videos take on a beautiful balance of sharpness and subtle blur effects, virtually free of flare, ghosting, coma and chromatic aberration throughout the frame. Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat also further reduces instances of ghosting and flare.
The lens construction enhances durability and image quality while retaining the overall balance and handling that has made this a perennial favourite of photographers. The lens is sealed and gasketed against the elements, and now features a fluorine coating on the front and rear element to make it easier to remove dirt, moisture and smudges from the lens surface. The optical formula consists of 20 elements in 16 groups, while a 9-blade diaphragm helps to create a pleasing, natural out of focus area with beautiful bokeh. Additionally, the Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 E ED VR features a new filter diameter of 82mm and will accept the Nikon CPL2 Circular Polarizer and 82mm NC (Neutral Colour) filters(Sold Separately).