The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR adding the best Nikon lens technologies to create an essential optic. An evolution the addition of Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization technology. With up to four stops of image stabilization is ready to tackle challenging lights, Tripod Mode helps to banish blur for landscape shoot. VR is also a huge benefit to filmmakers shooting handheld and appreciate the lens’ depth-of-field control and precise sharpness. Utilizes Nikon’s Electromagnetic Aperture control, which allows for consistent exposures during high speed bursts of shooting. Improves upon image quality with new optical construction to provide clarity and consistently sharp images. An Aspherical Extra-Low Dispersion (ASP/ED) element is paired with traditional aspherical, ED and High-Refractive Index (HRI) elements for a level of optical precision. Photos and videos take on a beautiful balance of sharpness and subtle blur effects, virtually free of flare, ghosting, coma and chromatic aberration throughout the frame. Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat is also employed to further reduce instances of ghosting and flare. The new lens construction enhances durability and image quality, while retaining the overall balance and handling. The lens is sealed and gasketed against the elements, and now features a fluorine coating on the front and rear element to make it easier to remove dirt, moisture and smudges from the lens surface. The optical formula consists of 20 elements in 16 groups, while a 9-blade diaphragm helps to create a pleasing, natural out of focus area with beautiful bokeh.