AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR - OFFICIAL THREAD


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The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is an approximately 2.9x standard zoom lens that supports the 24-70mm range of focal lengths with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. Adoption of the combination of one aspherical ED glass element, a first for NIKKOR lenses, aspherical lens elements, ED glass elements, a HRI(High Refractive Index) lens element, and Nano Crystal Coat makes this lens one that boasts superior optical performance with suppression of ghost and chromatic aberration, as well as sharp, clear rendering all the way to the edges of the frame. The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR allows users to enjoy even better resolution and softer, more natural blur characteristics than did the previous AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED.

In addition, it is equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) mechanism for camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop increase in shutter speed. The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is a high-performance standard zoom lens that combines superior resolution and natural blur characteristics with excellent strength and durability.
 

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The new lens construction enhances durability and image quality, while retaining the overall balance and handling that made this a favorite of photographers in the first place. 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 AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR features a new filter diameter of 82mm and will accept the new Nikon CPL2 Circular Polarizer and 82mm NC (Neutral Color) filters.

A first for NIKKOR lenses, a new Aspherical Extra-Low Dispersion (ASP/ED) element is paired with traditional aspherical, ED and High-Refractive Index (HRI) elements for a thrilling new level of optical precision.
 

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Shock tests and inspections have been repeatedly applied to movable parts of the lens barrel to attain a higher level of ruggedness and durability. As a result, this lens withstands the severest shooting environments of professionals. Durable and shock-resistant lens body also achieves high tolerance for temperature change.

Recommended for those who want a fast, normal zoom lens with VR that provides optical performance superior to the current model, and a durable structure.
 

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Official Press Release from Nikon Singapore

Performance and precision powered by unparalleled optical innovation
The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR integrates the best of NIKKOR imaging technology to raise the bar for imaging quality and precision

SINGAPORE – From work to play, the new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR brings advanced NIKKOR optical innovation to photographers in the constant pursuit of imaging perfection, as announced today by Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd.

The lens is the first in the NIKKOR range to feature an aspherical Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element which effectively corrects various typical lens aberrations. Paired with an advanced Vibration Reduction (VR) system and improved high-speed autofocus, the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR enables brilliant photography across a diverse range of shooting conditions. The latest offering in NIKKOR’s arsenal of exceptional and versatile lenses is ready to expand the boundaries of Nikon FX-format DSLR performance, for photographers inspired by the beauty of photography from magnificent terrains to intimate portraits. “The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is made for the perfectionist photographer, representing the pinnacle of NIKKOR imaging optics,” says Hiroaki Ono, General Manager of International Marketing Division Imaging Group, Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd. “The incorporation of an aspherical ED glass element is a triumph of NIKKOR innovation in optics, aiding in the refined and precise shooting for images with outstanding contrast and colour that is true to life. Both professionals and enthusiasts will find it a reliable and capable companion even in the most challenging shooting environments.”

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Primary Features

• Push your DSLR to the limit

Be it to capture an intense expression for a portrait or the flashing bright lights in the midst of a cityscape, the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR with its 2.9x normal zoom, 24-70mm*1 focal-length range and f/2.8 maximum aperture is the capable companion to producing vivid, detailed resolution alongside natural blurring. Featuring a suite of cutting-edge NIKKOR optical components, the latest offering from NIKKOR is a high-performance lens designed to aid photographers in expanding the photography capabilities of their FX-format cameras.

• NIKKOR optics at its finest
The addition of an aspherical ED glass element sets a new benchmark for image quality, supporting true-to-life shots of twilight moments in the outback, or under the serene morning at a vast lake. Colour fringing is minimised, alongside the correction of a variety of lens aberrations, from lateral chromatic to spherical, as well as peripheral coma flare and distortion. Working together with the aspherical lenses, ED glass, and High Refractive Index (HRI) lens elements, image production is taken up a notch with every shutter fired. Images are also minimised from the effects of ghosting and flare, while retaining sharp details and resolution even as one aims for the luminous sun as it rises over the horizons, all made possible with the lens’ Nano Crystal Coat.

• Enhanced Target-Tracking & Stability
Powered by a VR system which provides an effect equivalent to 4.0 stops*2, the AFS NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is made for the photographer constantly on the move. Discover crisp and sharp images from creative compositions in street photography or even as one shoots from a moving vehicle during a road trip. With the added option to shoot in NORMAL or ACTIVE modes, photographers are liberated with the freedom to capture action and moving subjects with or without a tripod, while enjoying the same effective image blur compensation.

When on the hunt for that perfect angle, a new Silent Wave Motor (SWM) accelerates autofocus performance speed by approximately 1.5 times, enabling higher accuracy in autofocus. Stable auto exposure is achieved with the adoption of an electromagnetic aperture mechanism even during high-speed continuous shooting.

• Designed for the adventurous

Designed to see photographers through challenging shooting conditions regardless of the environment, the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR performs equally well in both the studio and in the field. The movable parts of the lens barrel have undergone repeated shock testing and inspections to ensure durability and resistance to rapid temperature fluctuations.

A fluorine coating is also applied to the front and rear lens to effectively repel dust, water droplets, grease or dirt for easy maintenance on the move. These features allow photographers to carry on shooting unhindered by the elements and focus on capturing breath-taking images in the most exotic locations. Additionally, an elegant barrel design provides a grip that sits comfortably in the hand, while an improved weight balance supports long-duration and steady shooting.

Intelligent design marries the best of aesthetics and operability. The new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR represents impeccable optical performance to readily complement the extensive NIKKOR range. I am the pinnacle of precision.

1 When attached to a DX-format DSLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 36-105 mm in FX/35mm format.
2 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards using a FX-format DSLR camera. Measured at the maximum telephoto position in NORMAL mode.

Availability
The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR will be available in late August 2015. For more information on the new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, and other Nikon products,
please visit www.nikon.com.sg
 

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Dfive

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In Nikons words.....

" THE GAME-CHANGER FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Whether you are a photojournalist, a commercial shutterbug, a portrait artist, or a wedding photographer, expect the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR to maximise the capabilities of your FX-format DSLR. "


Lets see when its out !
 

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mogwai

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it's nice, but it's getting too big.

i'll probably still get it though, esp if the VR allows more hits at 1/focal length or better.
 

Dfive

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So past history of the PRO Mid Zooms is this......

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I see a trend of upsizing.... just like the Western Population... we getting bigger ! :D :D
 

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