The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is an ultra-high performance, large-diameter standard zoom lens that brings together the best lens technologies that the NIKKOR series has to offer. When used in combination with the D850, it lets you take photos in extremely high detail. (Photo and report by Toshiya Hagihara)
D850/ AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR/ FL: 24mm/ Aperture-priority Auto (f/16, 0.62sec, EV -0.7)/ ISO 64/ WB: Auto
The 24mm wide-angle end allows you to capture a natural angle-of-view, making this lens invaluable for landscape photography. For this scene, I chose to shoot at f/16 to evoke a sense of depth. The lens perfectly captures fine details when stopped down to a smaller aperture.
D850/ AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR/ FL: 70mm/ Aperture-priority Auto (f/2.8, 1/250sec, EV -0.3)/ ISO 100/ WB: Auto
The above shot was taken with the 70mm telephoto end at the maximum aperture of f/2.8.This angle of view is just right for presenting the flowers in a landscape view. The sharpness of the point in focus is excellent, and makes you eager to incorporate the bokeh effect of the maximum aperture into your images.
The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is a large-diameter standard zoom lens equipped with state-of-the-art Vibration Reduction (VR) system. The maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range is f/2.8. While bringing out the fine details by stopping down the aperture is a given, you will also immediately be able to notice the sharpness of the focus point even when shooting wide open at f/2.8.
The 24-70mm zoom range is easy to use, and allows you to capture both broad and narrow views of a landscape. The classy lens design that employs an aspherical Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element, ED lens elements, and aspherical lens elements is capable of obtaining high-definition images from the centre of the frame right up to the peripheral areas and throughout the entire zoom range. When used together with the D850, boasting 45.7- megapixels, the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR becomes a standard zoom lens essential for frequent shooting of landscapes that you want to depict in fine detail.
The built-in VR function is also a big plus point, providing tremendous vibration reduction equivalent to 4 stops of shutter speed. On the high-resolution D850, even the slightest camera shake will become noticeable, so it is best to keep camera shake to an absolute minimum. The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is your trusty companion even in scenes where you have no choice but to shoot handheld.
It is well-balanced when mounted on the D850, and thus highly recommended for landscape photographers. With this lens, you can fully bring out the vivid depictive power of the D850.
Aspherical lens elements
ED lens elements
Aspherical ED lens elements
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Born in Kofu City of the Yamanashi Prefecture in 1964. Hagihara joined an advertising agency and became involved in catalog production and event planning. Became a freelancer after leaving the company, and currently specializes in natural landscape photography, also actively writing for photography magazines. A member of the Japan Scenery Photographers Association (JSPA).