The 24-70mm is probably the most used zoom range in full frame systems. For most of us who have grown beyond the quality of inexpensive kit lenses, the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens presents a desirable longterm goal. This month, we requested all major lens manufacturers to send their premium standard zoom lenses for a comparative review along with the most appropriate bodies. Sigma expressed their inability to send its latest Art series lens since it has not yet been launched in India, and we are disappointed that we couldn’t have a piece from one of the best-rated lens series. The lenses that made it to our test bench on time are Canon EF 24- 70mm f/2.8L II USM, AF-S Nikkor 24- 70mm f/2.8E ED VR, HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR, Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and Tokina AT-X PRO SD 24-70mm f/2.8 (IF) FX.