Nikon's latest pro-spec standard zoom promises to be its best yet – on paper, at least. Phil Hall finds out whether it lives up to expectations

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

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Review

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR – Introduction

One of the most popular lenses for a lot of photographers, whether they’re professional or enthusiast, is the 24-70mm f/2.8, and it’s easy to see why. Its fast constant maximum aperture and useful focal range make it incredibly versatile, and it comes as no surprise to learn that most photographers would struggle to live without it.

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

Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED first made an appearance back in 2007, at the same time as Nikon’s first full-frame DSLR, the 12-million-pixel D3. It became an instant hit with photographers, but with the development in recent years of ever higher-resolving sensors, greater demands were placed on the optics. So will the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR do enough to warrant the update?

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Find out how the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR performed in our image quality tests
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  1. 1. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR – Introduction
  2. 2. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR – Features
  3. 3. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR – Autofocus
  4. 4. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR – Build & Handling
  5. 5. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR – Image quality
  6. 6. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR – Test Results
  7. 7. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR – Verdict
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