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

BH #NIZ7020028 • MFR #20091
Nikon
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

One of the best Nikon Z lenses.

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-15

This lens is extremely sharp, very bright, has very fast focus, and near macro capability. It is one of the best lenses available for the Z mount.

Even sharper than the Nikkor 70-200 AFII

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-07

Super sharp, improved lens hood locking mechanism

Nikon 400 f/2.8

By Mr.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-02

Very Nice.

New Favorite Lens

By Leah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-25

I absolutely love this lens and have used it every time I've gone out recently. It's perfect for wildlife photography and is really crisp and the images look spectacular. I'm really excited for the Teleconverter to come back in stock to see how this performs coupled with that as I have heard and read great things. I would certainly recommend this lens to anyone and also loved that B&H had the filter kit available.

Superb Telephoto lens for your Z system cameras

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

Having owned the F-mount 70-200 f/2.8 FL ED VR lens, I can say with 100% accuracy that this is a much improved version of that lens, which is saying a lot. The recently developed Z mount has provided Nikon the ability to make razor sharp and optically improved lenses that gives you top notch image quality on the corners that would not have been possible with the F mount. Highly recommend you get this lens especially if you want something sharp and that can focus at rapid speeds.

Gold standard

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

The best lens ever made.....

Outstanding

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-14

I am very pleased with the focus speed of this lens. I am using it with a Z9 on birds, butterflies and other small, fast moving animals. Even at f/2.8 this lens perfectly focuses... and it's really fast. I have very few missed shots. I suppose the Z9 helps quite a bit. In short this lens will easily keep up with the Z9.

Fantastic

By Nathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-12

Fast focus and beautiful pictures, it's great. Controls are well located, in particular focus ring is easily reachable to tweak focus when there is something the camera locked onto other than your subject. In reality it is heavy, but based on its size seems light, and is easy to carry for distances when cradled.

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