Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G AF-S ED
Who It’s For:
This is a professional grade standard zoom lens from Nikon and is one of the three lenses almost any professional photographer will have (along with the 17-35mm and 70-200mm) It’s expensive, but it’s built for heavy use and is optically brilliant.
What We Like:
Silent Wave Motor: This lens is incredibly quiet while focusing unlike some of the older D lenses
Close Minimum Focus: at 14.9 Inches this lens provides a great deal of flexibility
One Touch Manual Overide: No need to touch the M/A button, you can automatically adjust focus by grabbing the focus ring.
Metal Housing: This is a professional lens and it’s built to take some serious abuse
What We Don’t:
Weight: especially when it’s attached to a pro camera like to Nikon D4, this thing can really cause some back pain after a while.
Price: The nearly $2,000 dollar price tag makes this lens something of an investment, but if you need it, and you know who you are, you won’t mind the price because this lens will not let you down.
Zoom Ring Plastic: This isn’t a wide spread issue, but on some of the lenses that I’ve encountered the rubber on the zoom ring has slipped off making it somewhat difficult to zoom in and out.
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