Overview: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens
is a wide-to-medium telephoto zoom lens. It comes with front and rear lens
caps, the HB-74 lens hood and the CL-M3 semi-soft lens case.
FX-format Lens: This lens is optimized for use on Nikon
FX-format (full frame) cameras, but it is also compatible with Nikon's DX-format
cameras. When used on a DX-format
camera, such as the D5300 or D7100, the lens has an equivalent focal length of
Nikon Technologies: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E
lens is equipped with the following Nikon technologies:
- Aspherical Lens Elements: The lens contains Aspherical
lens elements which contain non-spherical surfaces on either or both sides
to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
- Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism (E): The lens has
an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel to provide
accurate aperture blade control during auto-exposure during continuous
shooting. Conventional lenses (D/G types) have mechanical linkage levers to
control the diaphragm blades.
- Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Glass: This lens contains
Extra-low Dispersion optical glass developed by Nikon for optimum correction
of chromatic aberrations.
- Vibration Reduction (VR): Vibration Reduction
technology reduces blur caused by camera shake, which allows you to to use
shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than normal, using Active Mode. The VR
Mode can be set to Normal or Active, and Vibration Reduction can be turned
on or off via separate two-way switches on the lens barrel.
- High Refractive Index (HRI): With a refractive index of
more than 2.0, one HRI lens can offer effects equivalent to those obtained
with several normal glass elements. These elements can compensate for both
field curvature and spherical aberrations. HRI lenses can give you great
optical performance while maintaining a compact body.
- Nano Crystal Coat: The Nikon Nano Crystal Coat is an
anti-reflective lens coating that eliminates internal reflections across a
wide range of wavelengths. The coating eliminates the ghosting effects
caused by red light, and reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering
the lens diagonally.
- Internal Focusing (IF): The lens features a system in
which only the internal lens group moves during focusing, eliminating
changes in the physical length of the lens during auto focusing, and
enabling closer focusing distances.
- Super Integrated Coating: The lens features a
multi-layered coating of the optical elements.
- Silent Wave Motor (SWM): The exclusive Nikon Silent Wave
Motor (SWM) uses ultrasonic vibrations, instead of a gear system, to enable fast, accurate, and quiet auto focus.
Focus Mode Switch: The Focus Mode switch on the barrel of
the lens lets you switch between focus modes: M (manual) and M/A (autofocus with
manual override). For Auto Focus mode, the camera must be in AF mode and the
lens switch in the M/A position. In this mode, the lens will focus when the
camera shutter is pressed halfway, however, you can override the focus by
rotating the lens focus ring. You can easily switch to full manual focus by
moving the Focus Mode switch to the M position (even if the camera is in AF
mode). If the camera is in Manual Focus (MF) mode, autofocus will not operate.
Lens Hood: The included HB-74 lens hood blocks stray light
from getting into the lens causing flare or ghosting. It also protects the front
of the lens from direct contact, as well as keeping dirt, rain, and snow out.
When mounted, the lens hood adds approximately 2-3/8" to the overall length of the
lens. It can be inverted and reverse-mounted when not in use.
- Type of Lens: Type E AF-S lens with a built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon F-bayonet
- Focal Length: 24mm-70mm
- Focal Length Scale: Graduated in millimeters (24mm,
28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm)
- Filter Diameter: 82mm
- Lens Construction: 20 elements
in 16 groups (including 2 ED elements, 1 aspherical ED element, 3 aspherical
elements, 1 high-refraction element, and elements with Nano-Crystal or
- Closest Focus Distance: 1.25' (at 35-50mm focal
length), 1.35' (at 24, 28, and 70mm focal lengths)
- Focusing Method: Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) system
controlled by a Silent Wave Motor, and a separate focus ring for manual
- Diaphragm: Rounded 9-blade
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 (minimum) to f/22mm (maximum)
- Angle of View: 84° - 34°20' (FX-format cameras),
61° - 22°50' (DX-format cameras)
- Dimensions: Diameter 3.464" Length=6.377" (6.989" w/lens
- Weight: 2 pounds 6.4 ounces
Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty
on this lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no
charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.
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