Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED AF-S Review Round-Up

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If you own or have used this lens, let us know what you think! Leave your comments and thoughts below. Get information and user reviews for this lens at Amazon: Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

Photo Zone

The Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED delivered a very impressive performance in the lab. The resolution figures are very good to excellent with a highly impressive peak performance around f/5.6. The level of distortions is exceptionally low for a zoom lens. CAs are moderate except at 40mm @ f/2.8. Vignetting is very well controlled. The build quality of the lens is superb and it ´s a joy to handle it despite its comparatively hefty size and weight. Typical for most classic standard zooms it looses quite a bit of its attraction on APS-C DSLRs – a focal length range equivalent to 42-105mm may not be up to everybody ´s taste anymore. READ FULL REVIEW

Other Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED AF-S Reviews

Shutterbug

Professional photographers and discriminating photo enthusiasts who demand the very finest will definitely want these two AF-S lenses. … Because a fast telephoto zoom is the workhorse of many photographers, the AF-S 80-200m f/2.8D IF-ED especially should become a favorite with press, fashion, travel, and other outdoor photographers. Full compatibility with the AF-I tele-converters–a first for an AF Nikkor zoom–will offer a significant advantage. … In terms of sharpness, resolution of intricate detail, snappy contrast, freedom from flare and aberrations, both are outstanding performers. Although the Silent Wave motor adds to the cost, it makes the lenses even more desirable. This technology will surely help photographers to increase their success ratio of sharply focused images, paying dividends that will justify the higher price. READ FULL REVIEW

Ken Rockwell

This is a spectacular lens. It’s also spectacularly big, heavy and expensive. I’m afraid of this 28-70mm lens because it is so big and heavy. It is Nikon’s heaviest midrange zoom ever. I’d never want to walk around with this thing hanging off the front of my camera. If you spend more time shooting than carrying it, it’s a great lens. READ FULL REVIEW

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