Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S

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Nikon’s standard range zoom is optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on a full frame camera such as the D4 or D800, but works superbly on DX format cameras also.

The 24-70 contains two extra low disperson elements and Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coating with a Silent Wave Motor for high speed autofcusing. The lens can focus as close as 15 inches.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

I considered this one great when it was released, but others have narrowed the gap quite a bit since then. It is sharp, the autofocus is quick, and flare control and chromatic aberration are well controlled. It’s a bread-and-butter lens that no one is ever unhappy with. However, it’s pricey for what you get and the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC offers image quality that’s close at a much better price and with vibration control to boot.

Not so much for those renting, but for those purchasing, one thing really irritates me: the zoom ring. The inner and outer barrels seem to catch on each other and the zoom mechanism becomes rough in older copies. It’s a little thing, but in a lens of this price its a little thing that bothers me. For those considering purchase, Tamron service and warranty is far superior to Nikon’s.
May, 2013

Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating)
2.0 lb (without tripod collar)
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.2 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
84 to 34 degrees
Zoom method
Front, barrel extends, nonrotating
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, Silent Wave motor, Full time manual
Aperture Blades
9, circular
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Nikon F
  • Hood
  • Padded soft case

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $11.00 $56.00 $67.00 $22.33
4 days $12.00 $60.00 $72.00 $18.00
7 days $16.00 $80.00 $96.00 $13.71
10 days $22.00 $108.00 $130.00 $13.00
14 days $28.00 $140.00 $168.00 $12.00
21 days $38.00 $188.00 $226.00 $10.76
30 days $47.00 $236.00 $283.00 $9.43
45 days $62.00 $308.00 $370.00 $8.22
60 days $72.00 $360.00 $432.00 $7.20
90 days $93.00 $464.00 $557.00 $6.19
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $56.00 $18.67
4 days $60.00 $15.00
7 days $80.00 $11.43
10 days $108.00 $10.80
14 days $140.00 $10.00
21 days $188.00 $8.95
30 days $236.00 $7.87
45 days $308.00 $6.84
60 days $360.00 $6.00
90 days $464.00 $5.16

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