Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/.2.8G Review (Non VR)

Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/.2.8G Review (Non VR) by Alan Trammel

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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.

Nikon D750 + Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G (non VR) @ ISO 200, .6 second, f/5.6 @ 24mm.

Nags Head Fishing Pier-Nags Head, North Carolina.

Nikon D750 + Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G (non VR) @ ISO 200, 2.5 seconds, f/4.5 @ 24mm.

Bodie Island Lighthouse-Nags Head, North Carolina.

Nikon D750 + Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G (non VR) @ ISO 100, 25second, f/8 @ 31mm.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park-Nags Head, North Carolina.

Nikon D750 + Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G (non VR) @ ISO 200, 1/2000, f/2.8 @ 28mm. (Godox AD200 Flash Off Camera)

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Alan Trammel-Prints

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