Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Nikon F (FX) mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f2.8 aperture throughout the range
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
|9 Diaphragm Blades
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| No Weather Sealing
| Lens Extents while zooming
Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF is compatible with cameras that have Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF has a maximum diameter of 89mm and total length of 122mm when not extended . It weighs 935g / 33.0 oz.
Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF has a filter thread of 77mm.
Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF has a focal range of 28-70mm and 2.5X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 42 - 105mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR in Nikon F (FX) mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 28mm all the way to the 70mm .
Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF's optical formula consists of 15 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 ED glass elements
- 1 molded-glass aspherical lens
Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is HB-19.
Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 ED-IF is available in Light Grey and Black color.
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