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Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens Reviews

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One of the best lenses Nikon offers for Z series mirrorless cameras; let’s take a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f / 2.8 VR S lens reviews.  This is a a popular zoom among sports, event, and portrait photographers, the NIKKOR Z 70200mm f/2.8 VR S from Nikon is an impressively versatile telephoto lens. 

Pro photographers using the Nikon Z mirrorless system is happy with the Nikkor Z 70200mm F2.8 VR S lens. While a mirrorless lens, the Z 70-200 2.8 is designed for optical perfection, not small size. It’s actually bigger and heaver than the current AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 VR

The price of the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S ($2,596.95 – at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon) .

Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens Reviews

From CameraLabs Verdict :

The Nikon Z 70-200mm f2.8 VR S may not be much better than its F-mount predecessor, the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f2.8E VR. But that is good news: the F-Nikkor was simply the best 70-200mm f2.8 zoom lens for Nikon cameras and still is an excellent lens. Nikon’s newest telephoto Z-Nikkor zoom improves slightly on some aspects of the F-Nikkor like FX-corner performance, loCA, focus-shift, focus-breathing, close-up performance. And – more substantially – on image stabilization. It may not be smaller and lighter than the old lens and its Bokeh may be a bit more nervous in some situations. But still: if you want the best 70-200mm zoom for your Nikon Z camera body, get the new Z 70-200mm f2.8 VR S: it comes Highly Recommended – if you can get a good copy!

Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Nikkor Field Test Summary

Below you can find highlights from the results of the detailed review by IR.

What They like most:

  • Great build quality
  • Useful OLED information panel
  • Excellent sharpness overall
  • Nice bokeh overall
  • Good control of aberrations and fringing
  • Impressive autofocus performance

What They dislike:

  • Although not heavy, the lens is still pretty large
  • Lens doesn’t come with a nice case
  • Some issues in the corners
  • Expensive

Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens Specifications

  • Product type: Telephoto zoom lens
  • Mount: Nikon Z
  • Format: Full-frame (FX)
  • Focal length: 70-200mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Construction: 21 elements in 18 groups (including 6 ED lens elements, 2 aspherical elements, 1 fluorite element, 1 SR lens element
  • Coatings: Nano Crystal and ARNEO coats, and a fluorine-coated front lens element
  • Focusing system: Internal autofocusing
  • Minimum focus distance: at 70mm: 0.5m / 1.64 ft, 85mm: 0.63m / 2.07ft, 105mm: 0.68m / 2.23ft, 135mm: 0.8m / 2.62ft, 200mm: 1.0m / 3.28ft from focal plane
  • Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.2x
  • Stabilisation: Yes
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Weight: 1440g / 3lb 2.8 oz with the tripod collar, 1360g 3lb without the tripod collar
  • Diameter x length (extension from lens mount): 89 x 220mm / 3.6 x 8.7inches

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