Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED (FX) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
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Sample Shots

The following sample shots were taken with a D3x and RAW-converted via CaptureOne 4.8.

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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 36.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 36.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 48.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/200s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/2000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 62.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/200s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 45.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/250s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/400s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/400s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure 1/1250s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/2000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 27.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/500s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 29.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/500s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 26.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/1250s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/1250s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure 1/160s

Verdict

The Nikkor AF-S 24-70 is an impressive standard zooms lens that delivers very sharp and contrasty images. With its fast aperture it allows for low light shooting or alternatively object separation with limited depth of field, where it delivers an unusually smooth bokeh for a zoom lens in this focal range. It is built as solid as you'd expect a pro grade lens to be and its sonic wave driven AF is very fast and silent.

It's not without flaws, though. Distortions are very high at the wide end, but at least they are of uniform shape and thus can be corrected in software if required. CAs are very high, too, but just like distortions can easily be corrected in software (in fact most current Nikon DSLRs do this already if you shoot JPGs). The wavy image field at the low end might be an issue if you shoot flat objects and last but not least the lens is not exactly cheap.

However, in summary the Nikkor 24-70 currently sets the benchmark for F-mount FX standard zoom lenses.

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