Updated Aug 25/2017
Standard Zoom Lenses For Nikon
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED - $2249 - special order
Nikon's revamped premium standard lens for full-frame sensors, or a moderate telephoto zoom on cropped sensor Nikon cameras. Critically acclaimed. Excellent resolution even at f/2.8, and sharp edge-to-edge. Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghost and flare. Rubber mount seal for a certain degree of weather-proofing. Three aspherical lenses and three ED glass elements for higher quality images. SWM for quiet and fast auto-focusing. Is an AF-S lens, so it's compatible with D40/D40x/D60 cameras for auto-focus. Comes with a lens hood and soft case.
OPTICAL QUALITY - Spectacular. Best performance at f/2.8 we've ever seen from a standard Nikon lens. Edge-to-edge sharpness is excellent at f/2.8, which usually it is not very good. Stopping down only makes it better, but not by much. Bottom line - if you have a full-frame Nikon, and you got the money, this is the best standard lens out there. Only drawback - a bit on the heavy size. And the cost.
Focal Length - 24-70mm
Lens Construction - 15 elements in 11 groups
Closest Focusing - .38m
35mm Focal Length Equivalent on APS-C Sensors: 36-105mm
Filter Size - 77mm
Dimensions - 83 x 133mm
Weight - 900g
Warranty - Nikon Canada 5 Year Warranty
Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR - $629 - special order
If you're looking for an outstanding grab-and-go lens, the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens is optimized to draw full potential from Nikons high-resolution DX-format image sensors. It delivers beautiful ultra-sharp photos and videos with softly blurred backgrounds. The versatile 7.8x zoom range (18mm to 140mm) lets you shoot everything from wide-angle family portraits to telephoto close-ups on the sports field. 4 stops of VR image stabilization means sharper handheld photos and video, especially when shooting in low light or at maximum focal length. You can even get as close as 1.48 feet from your subject for macro-style close-ups!
Nikon AF-S DX "VR II" 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 G IF ED - $729 - special order
This very popular Nikon lens, designed for use exclusively with Nikon DX format digital SLRs, offers a broad 18-200mm focal range for use in a variety of situations (equivalent to a 27-300 lens in 35mm format). Two Extra-low Dispersion glass elements and three aspherical lens elements minimize chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion, while ensuring high resolution and contrast. This auto-focus lens incorporates Nikon's Silent Wave Motor for fast, quiet focusing from as close as 50cm from the subject through its entire focal range. It employs a seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening that achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements. Other features include a manual/auto mode for rapid switching between autofocus and manual focus operation, VR II vibration reduction for longer hand-held exposures, internal focusing design for smoother focusing and improved balance and the Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) that offers superb color reproduction while minimizing ghosting and flare.
The updated "VR II" version adds a zoom lock switch.
NOTE: The 18-200mm was designed to be solely used with the smaller APS-C size image sensors of the Nikon Digital cameras. This lens will not work on Nikon digital cameras with full frame sensors or Nikon 35mm cameras.
D-SLR 35mm Focal Length Equivalent: 27-300mm
Lens construction - 16 elements in 12 groups
Picture angle - 76° - 8°
Minimum f/stop - 22-36
Closest focusing distance
0.5m (through the entire focal range)
Maximum reproduction ratio - 1/4.5
Zoom control - Manual, via separate zoom ring
Weight (approx.) 560g
Dimensions - 77 x 96.5 mm
Filter Size - 72mm
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR - $679 - special order
Highly versatile wide angle to medium telephoto FX-format zoom lens with Nikon's second-generation Vibration Reduction (VR II) technology for noticeably sharper photos and HD videos.
Nikon AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR - $1349 -
* F Mount Lens/DX Format
* 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)
* Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
* Four ED & Three Aspherical Elements
* Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
* Fluorine-Coated Front & Rear Elements
* Silent Wave Motor and MF Override
* Nikon VR Image Stabilization
* Electromagnetic Aperture Mechanism
* Minimum Focus Distance: 1.2'
Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR
$1,449 - special order
The NIKKOR AF-S 24-120mm f/4 VR II zoom lens redefines the wide-to-portrait lens category and provides users with a medium focal range lens with a constant aperture that is ideally suited for a wide variety of photographic disciplines. This high performance lens offers a constant maximum aperture of f/4 to maintain exposure settings throughout the entire zoom range. It is perfect for photographing landscapes, portraits, interiors and weddings. The NIKKOR AF-S 24-120mm f/4 VR II also features two ED elements, three aspherical lens elements, a useful M/A Focus Mode Switch, Internal Focus and Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghosting and flare for greater image clarity throughout the entire frame. Vibration Reduction II (VR II) stabilization system with Normal and Active modes. Lets you use shutter speeds that are up to 4 stops slower. SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, quiet and accurate autofocus. Rubber mount seal.
Focal length 24-120mm
Maximum aperture f/4
Minimum aperture f/22
Lens construction 17 elements in 13 groups (with 2 ED glass elements, 3 aspherical lenses and Nano Crystal Coat)
Angle of view 84°-20° 20’ (61°-13° 20’ with Nikon DX format)
Closest focus distance 0.45m (1.5ft)
Max reproduction ratio 0.24x (at telephoto setting)
Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Focusing AF with built in SWM and Manual focus
Focus modes M/A and M
Filter/attachment size 77mm
Diameter x length Approx. 84 x 103.5mm
Weight Approx. 710g / 25oz
Sigma Art 24-35mm f/2 - Reg $1299 SALE $999 - special order - usually takes 3 - 4 business days - sale ends Aug 30
Sigma does it again with the world's first f/2 zoom for full-frame cameras. Think of it as three primes in one (24mm, 28mm and 35mm). Part of their critically acclaimed Art series of lenses. Uses premium FLD glass for outstanding image quality. HSM motor for quieter auto-focusing. Note - this is a bit heavy of a lens - you can't get f/2 in a zoom and get it lightweight. What's Included - front and rear caps, lens hood, soft case.
Filter Size - 82mm
Dimensions - 3.4"/88mm Diameter x 4.8"/123mm Long
Weight - 2 lbs/940g
Warranty - Sigma Canadian Warranty 7 years
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC
Nikon Mount - $1069 - special order - usually takes under a week
The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC Lens for Nikon is a wide-angle to normal-length zoom lens that features a fast, bright constant f/1.8 maximum aperture. It is specifically designed for use with APS-C-sized sensors and provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28.8-56mm. The lens integrates one aspherical element into its construction as well as Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass to help minimize various aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range as well as provide greater image sharpness and clarity.
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VRII - $2999 - special
* F Mount Lens/FX Format
* Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
* ASP/ED, AS, ED, and HRI Elements
* Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
* Fluorine Coated Front and Rear Elements
* Silent Wave Motor AF System
* Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization
* Internal Focus, Manual Focus Override
* Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
* Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm