3 X Nikon Lens for Full Frame

TEST: Nikon expands its lens range for the full format, and last out is a fixed wide angle at 24 mm with good brightness, an update with VR on the classic normalzoomen 24-70 mm/2.8 and a telephoto lens with a focal length of 200-500 mm and the aperture on 5.6.

For those who want to develop their photography can mean a new lens big difference. To work with other focal lengths than people are used to is always exciting and makes you may consider another round of angles, distances and slicers.

Here we have tested three new lenses to see how one might think when it comes to these lenses: fits for my type of photography? And how much difference does the importance of the overall impression?

Nikon 24 mm/1, 8 g ED

Bright wide angle may not be what most people think of when they’re going to invest in a new lens, but the fact is that there are many advantages to having such a lens. Main advantage is that it increases the chances of getting squeaky images without motion blur in low light indoors, and together with an aperture of bright 1.8 and wide angle of 24 mm so increases the chances significantly.

In addition, you can also play with the blur of the aperture, or lens» bokeh «.»

Closest to hand is probably Nikon 20 mm/1, 8 g ED and 28 mm/1, 8 g ED, where this wide angle position themselves in the middle. Also design many similarities, with the same kind of look.

Light construction

There’s really not much to speak about how the lens is felt, except that it is a right little weight with 355 grams – in relation to the brightness. In contrast, the lens to design something more statement than, for example, the old classic 24 mm/2.8, which looks more like a 50 mm lens.

To use the lens is also pretty much right on. On a camera body with battery grip, it feels really easy, which can be both detrimental and beneficial for the photographs, depending on how you work.

The focus ring is okay, but not nearly in the same class as, for example, Nikon 24-70 mm/2.8. The ring is the right wide and easy to hold, but do not have the same fluency and is slightly slower. This, in turn, plays no major role when using autofocus, but if you want to focus manually, it is not quite optimal in order to get to the exact focus.

The focus is not so much to speak on, the lens itself works fine and you can quickly find the focus, so it works without problems in combination with both older and newer cameras.

Image quality

The lens is sharp over the law. My focus is just as sharp on the aperture 2.8 1.8 which, while edge sharpness is somewhat soft at maximum aperture, and good from Aperture 4. The chromatic aberration is minimal, and the vignetting is visible from 1.8 to 5.6. The distortion is slightly shaped like a.


Worth mentioning is also that this lens can act as a wide angle of 36 mm in cropped DX mode, because it also fits Nikon cameras with DX sensors.

To have the brightness of 24 mm is really useful if you need wide angle and shooting in low-light environments.

Nikon 24-70 mm/2, 8th ED VR

The precursor to this normalzoom, 24-70 mm/2, 8 g, has long been the favorite of photojournalists and a classic reportageglugg of photographers. It has constantly been sit on the camera body, and it’s really not so strange – the lens is bright, has a good zoom range that can handle many types of photography, and is quite sharp. The only downside really existed with this lens is that it is not too small, but it is also difficult to get away with the parameters I just lined up.

Built-in VR

The new version now has a built-in VR to clear four-step slower shutter speed, what it actually does. This means that it will be much easier to handheld photography with longer shutter speeds, on objects that are not moving with an active mode for the person sitting in a car, for example, and the photographs, there is also the chance that you get good pictures when it shakes firmly.

It provides shared views on that it would not be needed on the focal lengths, while others wonder why it was not from the beginning.

What we can say is that we had to pay both in weight and price, for lens is around 170 grams heavier than its predecessor, and has a price tag that is a lot higher. If you really need the VR, it is so worth it.

New mechanics

The person who owns or has squeezed its predecessor feel so clearly direct again, at first glance, they look exactly the same. The difference is that the latter VR version is 22 millimeters higher, wider and has a filter diameter of 82 mm instead of 77 mm.

The construction is according to Nikon also new, with new mechanics, which also makes the emphasis rearranged. Precursor felt more even heavy, while this seems slightly more nose-heavy. Here we can also hope that the new mechanics are doing better than the old one – I’ve heard many independent cases of mostly inertia on the zoom ring, which isn’t going to happen with a proffsklassat lens in this price range.

Also the lens aperture mechanism is new, it is controlled through electromagnetism in st instead of a mechanical clutch, to adjust-blade aperture achieves. The idea is that-blade aperture achieves more accurate auto-exposure during burst shooting, which I myself never seen as a problem of the precursor which is of G-type. Auto focus is also in the top class at the test with both the older Nikon D700 and the latter the D800.To shoot with the new 24-70 mm/2, 8th ED VR, however, feels just as usual, especially with a camera body that has the battery grip.

Where it is almost so that the weight distribution is to the advantage of the lens framtyngd, which can be clever and well thought out from Nikon, or just a happy combination of engineering skills and luck.

Image quality

The sharpness in the Centre and on the edges of the image are good already from 2.8 to 24mmm, and slightly soft at 70 mm. The chromatic aberration is evident at 24 mm but non-existant at 70 mm. Same goes for vignetting, which is evident in the corners on both 24 mm and 70 mm but disappears at the Preview button to 5.6. The distortion at 24 mm and is shaped like a pin cushion at 70 mm.


A notable detail is that the range of zoom and focus are now improved for you as a photographer faster to work your way from one extreme to another. This means that when you are shooting, much faster can adjust the zoom from wide angle to telephoto mode, without the necessary grasp of the rings along the way.

The lens has also received a new fluorine coating on front-and baklinsens surface, which makes it easier to clean.

The lens is a joy to use and offers new opportunities to some extent with its built-in VR. Do you have old 24-70 mm/2, 8 g, there is no need to upgrade if you don’t absolutely need VR.