Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S Wide Angle-Telephoto Zoom Nikkor Lens with Hood & Lens Case - with 5 Year U.S.A. Warranty

Nikon

About Nikon

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (7),Clear glass (6),Easily mounted (6),Simple controls (4)
Cons:
Heavy (3)
Best Uses:
Photojournalism (7),Documentary (5),Fun (5),Travel (5),Art (4)

Nikon Features

  • ED glass element reduces chromatic aberrations providing superior optical performance - even at maximum aperture
  • Ideal mid-range zoom lens for architecture and portraiture. Fast maximum aperture for shooting in low light.
  • M/A switch for fast transitions from AF to manual focus
  • No power drain when manually focusing

Nikon Specifications

Construction
11 Groups/ 15 Elements 2 ED-2 Aspheric
Angle of view
74°-34° 20'
F stop range
2.8-22
Closest Focusing Distance
2.3'
Maximum Magnification
1:5.6 @ 70mm
Filter Size
77mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.5 x 4.9 in.
Weight
31.3 oz.
Notes
ED glass element

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great edge to edge sharpness and color

I've owned a lot of great Nikkor lenses. This one is a step up in sharpness and color. It will be my "go to" lens for 80 % of my photography. I have never seen better 35mm sharpness. Large prints will not be a challenge. The weight is easily managable, as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

24-70 too heavy, too expensive !

I have old 35mm lenses : Nikon, Canon and Minolta, way lighter and as good if not better than this lens generation. What are engineers doing ??? One of the most useful Nikon lens is the 18-200mm VRII. May be not as sharp, low aperture, etc. but good enough for 99% purposes. When is Nikon try to think that simpler is better? I would rather pay 1/4 of the price to have a 24-70mm F2.8 400g that last 2 years, than this one that last longer but is a pain to use and carry.

Reviewed by 24 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So versitile!

By

from Undisclosed

I shoot Glamour/Fashion and this lens in on my camera about 90% of the time. I can shoot with it all day long without having to change lenses and minimal distortion at wide angle allows me to get into some pretty tight spaces to shoot.

(1 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good kit lens

By

from Saskatchewan, Canada

Versatile lens for most day to day photography. Very light. Too bad about the plastic mount. However, it is quite light. Use it all the time. Thinking about buying a 50 mm for lower light situations. Great price point.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great edge to edge sharpness and color

By

from North Dakota

I've owned a lot of great Nikkor lenses. This one is a step up in sharpness and color. It will be my "go to" lens for 80 % of my photography. I have never seen better 35mm sharpness. Large prints will not be a challenge. The weight is easily managable, as well.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great performance for general use.

By

from Cape Town

Pin shape optics. Great bokeh. Good focusing. Heavy and bulky for the long haul.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning.

By

from Buffalo,NY

Rock solid,fast, sharp, nice contrasty images. My standerd lens

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The beast is the best!

By

from Saskatoon SK

I absolutely love this lens It's Always on one of my cameras or in the bag. General purpose standard wide angle photography and Portraits are what I use it most for. I have Lots of other lenses, primes, specialty and tele's but this one always delivers the goods! I use it far more than my super wides. Super useful range 28-70 f2.8 fast sharp and you could knock out someone trying to rob you with it LOL

(0 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

24-70 too heavy, too expensive !

By

from Undisclosed

I have old 35mm lenses : Nikon, Canon and Minolta, way lighter and as good if not better than this lens generation. What are engineers doing ??? One of the most useful Nikon lens is the 18-200mm VRII. May be not as sharp, low aperture, etc. but good enough for 99% purposes. When is Nikon try to think that simpler is better? I would rather pay 1/4 of the price to have a 24-70mm F2.8 400g that last 2 years, than this one that last longer but is a pain to use and carry.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

First class standard zoom lens

By

from Vancouver Canada

This lens is probably the one I use most often. It is sharp, contrasty throughout its range. It shows little distortion or light fall-off. I am very particular about my equipment and this lens has earned my good opinion. It focuses very quickly and quietly and is very easy to work with. The very corners of the image are a little soft on a D3 below 50mm if the aperture is F/8 or wider -- and I do mean the very corners, it is difficult to find a picture where this is any problem. I highly recommend this lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Such an amazing lens!! ...

By

from Undisclosed

Such an amazing lens!! Plenty of satisfaction on every image.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

cystal pictures

By

from marietta, ga

very sharp edges, no distortion, very quiet operation, beautiful colors, sharp images

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