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

BH #NIZ7020028 • MFR #20091
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • ED, SR, and Fluorite Elements
  • ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coatings
A popular zoom among sports, event, and portrait photographers, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S from Nikon is an impressively versatile telephoto lens characterized by its bright f/2.8 design. The fast maximum aperture suits working in available lighting conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects with selective focus. The optical design incorporates a series of ED, fluorite, and SR elements, which help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for improved clarity and color accuracy. Additionally, ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats, as well as a Super Integrated Coating, have been applied to suppress flare, ghosting, and surface reflections for improved contrast and color fidelity.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Overview

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A popular zoom among sports, event, and portrait photographers, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S from Nikon is an impressively versatile telephoto lens characterized by its bright f/2.8 design. The fast maximum aperture suits working in available lighting conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects with selective focus. The optical design incorporates a series of ED, fluorite, and SR elements, which help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for improved clarity and color accuracy. Additionally, ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats, as well as a Super Integrated Coating, have been applied to suppress flare, ghosting, and surface reflections for improved contrast and color fidelity.

Complementing the optical design, a multi-focus system, which employs two stepping motors, helps to realize impressively fast, accurate, and quiet focus performance, along with full-time manual focus override, to suit both stills and video needs. Vibration Reduction further complements making sharp images by reducing the appearance of camera shake when shooting handheld. The lens also has a unique physical design, which incorporates a top OLED information panel that can be used to quickly confirm aperture and focus settings, and an assignable L.Fn button permits making exposure and settings adjustments via the lens. Additionally, a programmable control ring can be set for intuitive adjustment over a variety of camera and exposure settings.

Versatile zoom is designed for FX-format Z-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with DX-format models where it provides a 105-300mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and using selective focus techniques.
Featuring a combination of six extra-low dispersion elements, one fluorite element, and one short-wave refractive index element, chromatic aberrations and color fringing is effectively eliminated throughout the zoom range for notable clarity and color accuracy.
Two aspherical elements are featured to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats are used to prevent ghosting, reflections, and flare in order to realize improved contrast and clarity when working in strong lighting and backlit conditions. The Nano Crystal Coat controls incidental light from a diagonal direction while the ARNEO Coat controls incidental light from a vertical direction. A Super Integrated Coating is also featured on multiple elements to help ensure consistently accurate colors.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake to better enable handheld shooting in low-light situations.
Multi-focus system incorporates two separate AF drive units, which are synchronized, to deliver especially fast and accurate focusing throughout the zoom range. This system uses stepping motors, which offer impressively smooth and quiet autofocus performance that is well-suited to both stills and video applications. Full-time manual focus override is also possible and an internal focusing design is used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus, but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
Integrated OLED lens information panel allows you to quickly confirm aperture setting, focus distance, and depth of field figures right on the lens in both bright and dark situations.
Two assignable L.Fn buttons work in conjunction with camera-based Fn buttons to provide seamless points for quickly changing exposure settings and other functions.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel, along with a front fluorine coating, benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions.
Removable, rotating tripod collar spins on ball bearings to permit quick and smooth switching from vertical to horizontal shooting orientations.
UPC: 018208200917

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

Focal Length70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View34° 20' to 12° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance1.64' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design21 Elements in 18 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.5 x 8.66" / 89 x 220 mm
Length at Maximum Extension8.65" / 219.8 mm
Weight2.99 lb / 1360 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.175 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 6.8 x 6.3"

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

Love it so far!

By Amberlee
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

Rented this lens before purchasing and fell in love with it! IT is insanely sharp and has been great so far!

THIS IS THE LENS YOU WERE LOOKING FOR...

By TIMOTHY
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

Not to quote Star Wars or anything but, this is the lens you were looking for (assuming you have a Nikon Z camera of course.) If you do not, then stick with the Holy Trinity and upgrade when possible. Not for the weak of wallet, this lens costs a pretty penny. It is worth every penny and is only surpassed in it's range by the new 400mm lens that costs as much as this lens with the 2x Teleconverter. I use my 70-200mm all the time and add the teleconverter with minimal stop loss for my sporting and nature needs. You will not be disappointed with this lens... EVER! It is clean, crisp and just awesome.

Awesome Lens! Sharp

By Christine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

Great lens for Nikon photographers. Images are sharp and the lens is sturdy. Great at capturing subjects for nicely focused photos.

Takes Adjusting

By Marjorie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

I owned the 70-200mm ED for DSLR for about 10 years. This version is about a half pound lighter, but a little longer. Using this on any of the Z models eliminates the need for the adapter, cutting down on length and weight. It's more sleek with all black design. It takes adjusting to from the ED version. They reversed the zoom and focusing rings, so I keep accidentally adjusting focus when I want to adjust zoom. I would prefer the zoom ring to be closer to the camera as that's what most people are adjusting more often. You have to turn VR within the camera menu which is very annoying. I prefer the VR button on the lens. It's quieter than the old version. Still great sharp focus like the older version even at 2.8 and zoomed to 200mm which is how I use it.

Wow

By Matt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-02

Using this with a Z6. This is my first professional level zoom. I am blown away by the quality of the photos. The lens is insanely sharp. Colors are great. Bokeh is great. Build quality fantastic. Balance is perfect. I'm using it handheld and its very easy to hold and manipulate. Not too heavy. VR works really well and focus is fast and silent. Five stars all around.

My bread and butter lens for all things portrait

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-01

I am a full-time pro photographer and I shoot a wide variety of subject matter. This is my go to lens for anything involving 1-3 people. When the group gets any bigger than 3 people I trade it out for the 24-70. This is my 5th 70-200 f2.8 (1 Canon and 3 Nikon F mounts and now this Z mount). This lens balances well in hand with the Z9. The ability to close focus around 3 feet is nice.

Worthy Upgrade - So Sharp!

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-24

Paired up the Z 70-200 f/2.8 with a Z9 and the results are amazing. It has similar levels of sharpness to the F mount 105mm f/1.4. Coming from using the F mount VRII it is a huge step up. Getting used to the zoom ring being further out will be a bit of an adjustment more easily overcome by disabling manual focus.

Great with Z6 II and 2x

By Brett
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

Loving this lens!

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