The New Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 E ED VR Promises Four Stops of Stability

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If you’re a Nikon DSLR user, we’re going to urge you to please purchase a bib in order to contain the massive and ungodly amounts of drool that are about to come from your mouth.

What’s that? You’ve got self control?! Okay, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Details are after the jump.

Today, Nikon is announcing three new lenses. The first and most exciting is an update to their 24-70mm f2.8 offering that is the bread and butter offering for so many photographers. The new AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 E ED VR feature vibration reduction inside to help you prevent any effects that camera shake may cause otherwise.

Nikon is also announcing their brand new 24mm f1.8 G ED lens–therefore bringing the company’s f1.8 prime lens lineup to a 20mm, 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm collection.

Lastly, the new AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6 E ED VR is what will be the thrill of many wildlife and sports photographers.

Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 E ED VR

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The new Nikon 24-70mm 24-70mm f2.8 E ED VR promises up to four stops of image stabilization, electromagnetic aperture control, and improved image quality due to a new optical construction, which comprises 20 elements in 16 groups and a nine bladed aperture. They’re aiming it towards portrait, landscape and wedding photographers. The lens includes a new Aspherical Extra-Low Dispersion element, traditional aspherical elements, ED and high-refractive index elements. Additionally, you’ll also get Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coatings.

The company states that there are sealed gaskets to protect from the elements and a fluorine coating on the front and rear element to make it easier to remove dirt, moisture and smudges. The front filter diameter is 82mm–which is pretty massive.

When the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 E ED VR hits the stores, it will retail for $2,399.95 in late August.

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
Embargoed until: Tuesday, August 4 at 12:01 A.M. EDT
Mount Type Nikon F Bayonet Mount
Focal Length Range 24-70mm
Zoom Ratio 2.9x
Focal Length 24-70mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Format FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 61°
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format) 22° 50′
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 84°
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format) 34° 20′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.27x
Lens Elements 20
Lens Groups 16
High Refractive Index Elements 1
Compatible Format(s) FX
DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
35mm Film
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9 Rounded
Distance Information Yes
Nano Crystal Coat Yes
ED Glass Elements 2
Fluorine Coat Yes
Aspherical Elements 3
Super Integrated Coating Yes
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal Focusing Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 35-50 mm focal length: 1.2 ft. (0.38 m) from focal plane
24, 28, 70 mm focal lengths: 1.3 ft. (0.41 m) from focal plane
Close Range Correction n/a
Focus Mode Manual
Manual/Auto
E-type Yes
Filter Size 82mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
Approx. 3.4 in. (88.0mm) X 6.0 in. (154.5mm) Based on CIPA Guidelines
Weight Approx. 2.4 lb. (1070g) Based on CIPA Guidelines
Lens Type Zoom
Lens Category Travel and Landscape Lenses

Nikon 24mm f1.8 G ED

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As the most affordable lens here, this one is designed for street photographers and wide angle lens lovers who want something a bit more affordable. It sports ED and aspherical lens elements and the company’s Nano Crystal coatings.

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Coming in Mid-September, you’ll be able to snag your own for $749.95.

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED

Embargoed until: Tuesday, August 4 at 12:01 A.M. EDT

Mount Type

Nikon F Bayonet Mount

Focal Length Range

24mm

Focal Length

24mm

Maximum Aperture

f/1.8

Minimum Aperture

f/16

Format

FX/35mm

Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)

61°

Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)

n/a

Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)

84°

Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)

n/a

Maximum Reproduction Ratio

0.2x

Lens Elements

12

Lens Groups

9

Compatible Format(s)

FX

DX

Diaphragm Blades

7 (rounded)

Distance Information

Yes

Nano Crystal Coat

Yes

ED Glass Elements

2

Aspherical Elements

2

Super Integrated Coating

Yes

Autofocus

Yes

AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)

Yes

Internal Focusing

n/a

Minimum Focus Distance

0.75 ft. (0.23m)

Focus Mode

AF, Manual

Rear Focusing

Yes

G-type

Yes

Filter Size

72mm

Accepts Filter Type

Screw-on

Dimensions

(Diameter x Length)

Approx. 3.1 in. X 3.3 in.(77.5mm X 83.0mm)                             Based on CIPA Guidelines

Weight

Approx. 12.6 oz. (355g)                                                                              Based on CIPA Guidelines

Lens Type

Prime

Lens Category

Travel and Landscape Lenses

Nikon 200-500mm f5.6 E ED VR

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We’re just going to put the specs here.

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Embargoed until: Tuesday, August 4 at 12:01 A.M. EDT

Mount Type

Nikon F Bayonet Mount

Focal Length Range

200-500mm

Zoom Ratio

2.5x

Focal Length

200-500mm

Maximum Aperture

f/5.6

Minimum Aperture

f/32

Format

FX/35mm

Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)

8°00′

Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)

3°10′

Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)

12°20′

Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)

5°00′

Maximum Reproduction Ratio

0.22x

Lens Elements

19

Lens Groups

12

Compatible Format(s)

FX/DX

VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization

Yes

Diaphragm Blades

9 (rounded)

Distance Information

Yes

ED Glass Elements

3

Super Integrated Coating

Yes

Autofocus

Yes

AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)

Yes

Internal Focusing

Yes

Minimum Focus Distance

7.2 ft. (2.2m)

Focus Mode

Manual

Manual/Auto

E-type

Yes

Filter Size

95mm

Accepts Filter Type

Screw-on

Dimensions

(Diameter x Length)

Approx. 4.2 in. x 10.5 in.(108 x 267.5)                 Based on CIPA Guidelines

Weight

Approx. 5 lbs. 1.2 oz. (approx. 2300g)                              Based on CIPA Guidelines

Lens Type

Zoom

Lens Category

Sports and Action lenses

Providing you’ve sold your kids, wife, clothing, self-esteem and belongings, you’ll be able to get this lens for–just kidding. It’s going to be only $1,399.95.