Nikon 24-70mm Nikkor Zoom Lens ED AF-S
The Nikkor 24-70mm zoom lens allows for apertures as low as f2.8--an excellent range for a zoom lens. Low apertures are great for letting in enough light to use faster shutter speeds in challenging scenarios, as well as enhancing the depth of field. The lens uses Nikon's latest extra-low dispersion elements and aspherical lenses for sharp photos with a lot of contrast. Plus, Nikon built the autofocus mode with candid photos in mindthe lens operation is very quiet. The solid construction also helps keep out moisture and dust. A focus switch on the side allows you to easily switch from auto to manual focus. And since this lens is compatible with the entry and mid-level DSLRs as well as the full frame professional models, it can stick with your gear even if you upgrade your camera body down the road. However, the faster lens with dispersion elements for sharper images does come at a price.