We’ve known for a while that Nikon is going to introduce the NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S for its Z-series of mirrorless cameras, but now we know the price and specification.
The NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S is sure to be a popular choice amongst Nikon Z6 and Z7 users. It’s a great focal length for a wide range of photography while the maximum aperture of f/2.8 enables backgrounds to be blurred.
Nikon claims that the focusing is fast, smooth, and silent while the level of sharpness is outstanding across the frame even at the widest aperture. In addition, focus breathing (a shift in focal length during focusing) is said to be almost eliminated.
Nikon has constructed the NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S from 21 elements in 18 groups, with ED glass and SR glass as well as anti-reflective ARNEO and Nano Crystal coatings.
This combination of special glass and coatings minimises chromatic aberration, coma, ghosting, and flare. Even the issues caused by blue light, which are hard to control, are said to be used kept in check.
NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S Price and Availability
The NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S is set to go on sale early this spring with a suggested retail price of £2,399.
- Product type: Lens
- Announced: 7th January 2020
- Mount: Nikon Z
- Format: Full-frame (FX)
- Focal length range: 70-200mm
- Max aperture: Constant f/2.8
- Construction: 21 elements in 19 groups
- Minimum focusing distance: 0.5mm at 200mm, 1m at 70mm
- No. aperture blades: 9
- Min aperture:
- Filter thread: 77mm
- Dimensions: 89 x 220mm
- Weight: 1360g without tripod collar, 1440g with collar