A new conclusion came into light when DxO mark tested AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens. This 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens is unable to secure more marks as comparison to predecessor and third party lens Tamron SP 24-70mm. The optical performance is not satisfying, sharpness is also not up to the mark in compared to the predecessor. However, the chromatic aberration is a bit improved.
Scores are here…
Conclusions from DxOMark:
But what seems to be a complete redesign of the optical system has made an already bulky lens even bigger and heavier, which is a serious consideration if you’re looking for an all-in-one lens to carry around a lot. At $2,397, it’s pretty expensive, too — in fact, $600 more than the original G-type version and a whopping $1,100 over the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD third-party equivalent. Perhaps all of that could be forgiven if the new Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E had raised the bar for optical performance, but as we’ve seen from its DxOMark scores, this disappointingly isn’t the case. Overall sharpness is down compared to its predecessor and slightly worse at the critical setting of f/2.8. While chromatic aberration has been improved slightly, it’s still far from good at the wider focal lengths.