AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED (2.5x)

Key Features

  • Two ED glass elements minimize chromatic aberrations
  • Molded-glass aspherical lens for minimized distortion, higher resolution and superior contrast
  • Holds fast and constant f/2.8 maximum aperture through the entire focal range
  • M/A mode for quick switching between autofocus and manual focus operation
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural


Focal length
28, 35, 50, 70mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
15 elements in 11 groups (2 ED glass elements and 1 molded-glass aspherical lens)
Picture angle
74° - 34°20' [53° - 22°50' with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Closest focusing distance
0.7m (0.5m at 70mm focal length and macro setting)
Maximum reproduction ratio
1/8.6 (1/5.6 at 70mm focal length and macro setting)
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from the camera’s lens-mount flange)
88.5×121.5 mm
Supplied accessories
77mm snap-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap LF-1, Flexible lens pouch CL-74, Bayonet Hood HB-19
  • Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

MTF Chart


Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements