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

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Professional class lens, with a pricetag to match. Excellent sharpness. It performs well wide open on FX, and edge sharpness is good over the entire zoom range. Virtually no CA. Some flare and ghosting. Strong barrel distortion at the wide end, but this can easily be corrected in post-processing with Photoshop's lens distortion filter.

The mechanical construction is solid, with rubber seals to protect it against dust and moisture.

Some samples may let stray light get in through the distance scale window when zoomed to 55 mm at FX.

Rating: Ed: -, User: - (normalized, 0=useless, 50=average, 100=excellent).

Mount: Nikon F.
Format: FX/135.
Aperture range: f/2.8 to f/22.
Optical zoom: 2.9x.
Close focus distance (CFD): 38 cm / 1.25 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:3.7 / 0.27X.
Focus: AF (built-in, ring-type).
Groups/elements: 11/15.
Filter diameter: 77 mm.
L x D, W: 133 x 83 mm, 903 g.
IR: Poor IR performance.
Approximate street price: USD 1740 (new, w/o tax).
Production: 2007-today.

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Nikon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in optics and imaging. Its products include cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments, and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (Japan Optical Industries Corporation), and renamed Nikon Corporation, after its cameras, in 1988. Nikon Corporation is one of the companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

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