Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/.2.8G Review (Non VR) by Alan Trammel
This lens is a tank! It feels solid when you pick it up and is made to last. Mine even survived a dip in the surf with no ill effects (my tripod fell over in about an inch of water from a receding wave). Needless to say I just about lost it. I had my lens hood on (reversed) and a B&W ND filter. After a quick wipe down with my shirt it was back in action. Impressive!
I am talking about the NON VR version. VR is not needed when you are using a tripod. If landscapes are your game, save the extra cash and get the non VR version.
I found mine on craigslist from a local seller for $900. This is my #1 landscape lens! It stays on my D750 98% of the time when shooting landscapes. It’s fast, super sharp and as mentioned above, durable! While a bit cumbersome it’s also great for portraits and weddings.
It’s definitely a “pro” lens. I doubt you would want to carry this around all day on vacation for snapshots. If you are waking up at 4:00 a.m. to pack for a sunrise shoot, this lens should definitely be in your bag. The pictures with this lens are simply stunning.
Folly Beach Pier-Folly Beach, South Carolina.
Nags Head Fishing Pier-Nags Head, North Carolina.
Bodie Island Lighthouse-Nags Head, North Carolina.
Jockey’s Ridge State Park-Nags Head, North Carolina.