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

  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR


  • 2.9x normal zoom with 24-70 mm* focal-length range and f/2.8 maximum aperture that delivers improved resolution and natural blurring.
    • *When attached to a DX-format digital SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 36-105 mm in FX/35mm format.
  • Aspherical ED glass, aspherical lens, ED glass and HRI lens elements plus Nano Crystal Coat are employed to achieve high optical performance with minimal ghost effect and chromatic aberration.
  • Newly developed aspherical ED glass element provides superior rendering capability by maximizing the advantages of both ED glass and aspherical lens - effectively correcting various lens aberrations.
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster in NORMAL mode.
    • *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
  • Highly durable body withstands the severest shooting environments of professionals.
  • Even during high-speed continuous shooting, accurate AF tracking is achieved, while exposure is stably controlled with the adoption of an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism.
  • Lens barrel designed for improved operability and comfortable holding.
  • Fluorine coat is applied to the extreme front and rear lens surfaces for enhanced durability and dust prevention.


Focal length

24-70 mm

Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Lens construction

20 elements in 16 groups (including two ED glass, one aspherical ED glass, three aspherical lens and one HRI lens elements; lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat and fluorine coat)

Angle of view

Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 84°-34°20'
Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 61°-22°50'

Minimum focus distance

35-50 mm focal length: 0.38 m/1.25 ft from focal plane
24, 28, 70 mm focal lengths: 0.41 m/1.35 ft from focal plane

Maximum reproduction ratio


No. of diaphragm blades

9 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Filter-attachment size

82 mm (P = 0.75 mm)


Approximately 88.0 mm maximum diameter x 154.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)


Approximately 1070 g/2.4 lb

Supplied accessories

LC-82 82 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HB-74 Bayonet Hood, CL-M3 Lens Case

Compatible accessories

82 mm screw-on filters (82 mm Neutral Color NC Filter/82 mm Circular Polarizing Filter II)

MTF Chart

• Wide


• Tele

Spatial Frequencies S: Sagittal M: Meridional
10 lines/mm image image
30 lines/mm image image

Lens Construction

  • Aspherical lens elements
  • Aspherical ED glass element
  • ED glass elements