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Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Three ED and Three Aspherical Elements
  • One Aspherical ED Glass Element
A truly versatile everyday lens, the NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S, from Nikon, is a wide-angle to short-telephoto zoom covering an extremely useful range of focal lengths to benefit a variety of applications from landscape to portraiture. The constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and the lens features an advanced optical design for high sharpness and clarity. As a go-to lens for a majority of needs, this lens also sports a relatively compact and lightweight design.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Design
  • 3Autofocus
  • 4Handling and Design
By B&H Photo's

A truly versatile everyday lens, the NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S, from Nikon, is a wide-angle to short-telephoto zoom covering an extremely useful range of focal lengths to benefit a variety of applications from landscape to portraiture. The constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and the lens features an advanced optical design for high sharpness and clarity. As a go-to lens for a majority of needs, this lens also sports a relatively compact and lightweight design.

Optical Design

  • Featuring a combination of three ED elements, one aspherical ED element, and three aspherical elements, both chromatic and spherical aberrations are effectively eliminated throughout the zoom range for notable sharpness and clarity.
  • 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.

Autofocus

  • 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.
  • Dedicated manual focus ring at the rear of the lens for tactile and precise control over the focus position.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.1', along with a maximum magnification of 0.39x, benefits working with close-up subjects.

Handling and Design

  • Programmable Control Ring can be used to control aperture, ISO, or exposure compensation.
  • Assignable L.Fn button works in conjunction with camera-based Fn buttons to provide seamless points for quickly changing exposure settings and other functions.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel, along with a front fluorine coating, benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions.
UPC: 018208201051

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Specs

Focal Length24 to 120mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View84° to 20° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance1.1' / 35 cm
Maximum Magnification0.39x
Optical Design16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.3 x 4.6" / 84 x 118 mm
Weight1.4 lb / 630 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.28 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.4 x 5.3 x 5.2"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Reviews

Great Lens!

By Abby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

Love this lens. I switch between this and the 14-24mm and couldn't be happier. Next up, the 100-400mm to round things out. This is light enough on my Z7ii to use for hours with no hand fatigue. Super important the older I get! See Joshua Tree forest image...

Best standard lens for Z system

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

This is a great lens in a great system. I am totally impressed with all of the Z lenses that I have, but this one is on the camera 90% of the time. While some want the extra stop of a 2.8 lens, the loss of reach from 70 or 75 to 120 means that many situations will require a lens change that will not with this. Couple this with a 14-30 and you can photograph most everything. The 24-200 is a good lens but more susceptible to flare and ghosting, also it is not an S lens. Just get this when you can.

Amazing lens

By Victor Miguel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

An amazing lens that maintains the level of sharpness to the edges at any focal plane of the photograph. In addition, it controls reflections very well without necessarily having the lens hood on. Personally, I have always preferred the 24-120mm over the 24-70mm for its greater reach and versatility. It is true that is an f4 but it is completely justified for the type of work I do. Having a 24-120mm with this image quality and dynamism is above its predecessor in the f mount version. Highly recommended I can't say anything negative about this simply amazing lens.

One of the best ever

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

This lens is amazing. An all around gem. For event or general purpose photos, this is the one to get. I've had the 14-30 and have the 70-200. This one now fits the sweet spot to carry daily. I do a lot of event work and finally have one that's wide enough but can give me that reach when clients want close-ups. Great red carpet lens too. I can't wait to do some landscape work with it. Attaching some shots. It's sharp and fast to focus. Zoom is definitely stiffer than others but that will help with creep I think. For real estate you'll want to go wider. I'm glad I finally got this 24-120 in my kit.

Perfect one lens solution

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

Previously I used 24-70 f4 but many times I needed a longer focal length. This lens is perfect. And if I need a larger f stop, I always have my primes.

Not the best all-around

By Victor
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-18

Unfortunately, B&H doesn't sell Nikon lenses to Canada. So, I'm going to review the lens I purchased a week ago in Toronto. The main goal was to compare this lens to Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR I owe for 2 years. Skipping the details, the testing result are the following: both lenses provide almost identical quality in the center- and APSC frame. The corners are visibly better on 24-120. I also like the A-M switch on new lens. However, I found no real advantages over older lens. For my practical, tripod supported, landscape shooting with f=11...16 (and online publishing) I see NO difference in quality. Again, I do not print pics. From the other hand, 80mm focus length difference as a huge. So, I'll keep both lenses. For those who want a light and small universal travel glass. I'd recommend cheaper 24-200.

A Game Changer

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-30

I'm fortunate to own several nice lenses, most of the FX variety which I use on my D850. I've owned a Z7ii for about a month now, trading my Z6ii for the Z7ii through B&H. I had previously purchased the Nikon Z 24-200mm f4-6.3 lens which I really like and intend to keep. I also own a very nice Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM Art lens that is often on my D850. I could have used the Sigma with my FTZ adapter (and often did so with the Z6ii), but I found the Nikon Z 24-200mm so good that I became a believer in the Nikon Z lenses. I knew from reviews that the Nikon Z 24-120mm f4 S was a sharper lens and I shoot a lot of photos in low-light situations so the constant f4 is a big deal to me. I've only owned this lens for a few hundred frames, but I'm smitten with the sharpness, the quick autofocus, the bokeh and surprised that it's just 2 ounces heavier than the Nikon Z 24-200mm F4-6.3. For me, the growing stable of Nikon Z lenses is a real game changer. I'm a sucker for sharpness and my stable of FX lenses includes several Sigma lenses because I found their counterparts from Nikon to be similar in sharpness but costing substantially more, or I traded the Nikons for the Sigma's because of my disappointment with their performance. I believe the Nikon Z lenses to be significantly sharper and lighter than their Nikon and Sigma DSLR counterparts. Actually I highly recommend both the Nikon Z 24-120mm f4 and the Nikon Z 24-200mm f4-6.3. The latter is great in good light and probably as sharp in the center of the frame as the 24-120mm. But, the 24-200mm quickly climbs to f6.3 by about 75mm and demands a higher ISO or slower shutter speed in low light, and is far crisper at the edges of the frame. Given that I shoot a lot of actions shots in low light (dog show conformation events indoors), I felt it was the right move to buy the Nikon Z 24-120mm f4 S.

Nice Z lens

By Aleksander
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-28

Have it for a month and does not leave my Z6II. I also have the Z 24-200 which works well in good light, but the sharpness of the 24-120 is unmatchable

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Date published: 2022-03-21

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This lens will extend when zoomed. See video to view the extension: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAb13sFeIYE Note that the lens DOES have Internal Focusing (IF), that means it will NOT change size during M or AF focusing, just with zooming.
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How does this compare to a Sony GM 24-70 2.8?

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Asked by: Tina
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Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2022-02-09

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Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-01-05

Is the lens hood included with the lens?

Is the lens hood included with the lens?
Asked by: Tony
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Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-05-30

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Can this be used with the 1.4x teleconverter?
Asked by: David
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Date published: 2022-01-24
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