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Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens (Nikon Z)

BH #NIZ7018028 • MFR #20120
Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens (Nikon Z)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Fast Telephoto Zoom
  • STM Autofocus Stepping Motor
  • Internal Focusing Design
Spanning a versatile telephoto zoom range, this Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens features a lightweight and compact design well-suited to the needs of sports and wildlife image makers. The lens offers a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range, making it well-suited for working in low-light situations and capturing your subject with a shallow depth of field. Additionally, the lens provides excellent close-focusing performance, allowing you to capture small details in a dynamic and eye-catching way.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3Optical Design
  • 4Autofocus Performance
  • 5Handling and Design
By B&H Photo's
Spanning a versatile telephoto zoom range, this Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens features a lightweight and compact design well-suited to the needs of sports and wildlife image makers. The lens offers a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range, making it well-suited for working in low-light situations and capturing your subject with a shallow depth of field. Additionally, the lens provides excellent close-focusing performance, allowing you to capture small details in a dynamic and eye-catching way.
Optical Design
  • Twice as bright as an f/4 lens, the lens offers a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range, making it well-suited for working in low-light situations and capturing your subject with a shallow depth of field.
  • Featuring a combination of one Super ED and five ED glass elements, chromatic aberrations and color fringing is effectively eliminated throughout the zoom range for notable clarity and color accuracy.
  • Utilizes three aspherical glass elements to minimize distortion and coma at wide apertures. The aspherical element also enables a lighter and more compact size, which is particularly useful for super-telephoto zoom lenses.
  • Providing excellent close-focusing performance, the minimum focusing distance at the 70mm zoom position is less than 1'. Meanwhile, when the lens is fully extended at the 180mm zoom position, the minimum focusing distance is an impressive 2.8', allowing you to capture small details in a dynamic and eye-catching way.
Autofocus Performance
  • STM stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, and quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This drive system also offers impressively smooth and quiet autofocus performance that is well-suited to both stills and video applications.
  • A/M mode standing for Auto-Priority Manual Mode enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation.
  • Internal focusing lens design keeps the lens the same size during zoom and autofocus operation. This also allows for a compact form factor capable of close focusing distances.
Handling and Design
  • An excellent choice for video applications and still photography, when recording video footage, the lens allows you to smoothly transition focus from the foreground to the background with little change to the angle of view.
  • Features a compact and lightweight design providing maximum portability for on-the-go photographers, videographers, and content creators.
  • Compatible with Nikon Z teleconverters, this lens offers you the ability to extend your effective focal length to 252mm with the 1.4x teleconverter and up to 360mm with the 2x teleconverter.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
70 to 180mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
22° 50' to 9°
Minimum Focus Distance
10.6" / 27 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.48x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:2
Optical Design
19 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.3 x 5.9" / 83.5 x 151 mm
Weight
28 oz / 795 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.2 x 5.8 x 5.7"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Reviews

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The lens af speed is fast or slow very similar to ...

The lens af speed is fast or slow very similar to 28-75mm f2.8 version?
Asked by: Carlos Hugo
The Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens (Nikon Z) has a similar focus speed to the 28-75mm lens.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-08-04

Is this lens compatible with teleconverters?

Is this lens compatible with teleconverters?
Asked by: Alexandr
Yes, we highly suggest the 1.4x to avoid artifacts Please review the following. Nikon Z Teleconverter TC-1.4x BH #NIZTC14 • MFR #20098 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1578222-REG/nikon_z_teleconverter_1_4x.html
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-07-14

What parts of this lens are metal, what parts are ...

What parts of this lens are metal, what parts are plastic?
Asked by: Kyril Magg
Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens (Nikon Z) has a metal mount and other metal parts inside the barrel. The rest of the lens is made with polycarbonate advance material using nano tecnology. This is one of the strongest lightweight plastic available in high quuality lenses.
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2023-07-14

How does it compare to the 70-200mm G2?

How does it compare to the 70-200mm G2?
Asked by: Lee
When using propriety glass in most cases end-users will always experience the following perks Faster autofocus Less artifacts in imaging
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2024-02-26

Would this be a good fit for the Zfc?

Would this be a good fit for the Zfc?
Asked by: Victoria
Yes the Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens is fully compatible with the Nikon ZFC camera.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-06-27

Is this lens weather sealed?

Is this lens weather sealed?
Asked by: Nick
Yes, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens (Nikon Z) is weather sealed.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2023-08-07

Does this lens change (shorten) its focal length ...

Does this lens change (shorten) its focal length when focusing closer (Focus Breathing)?
Asked by: Renato
The Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens has a little focus breathing but it is not too noticeable depending on the focal length the lens is set too as well as the distance of your focus pull.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-08-16

Does this lens have IBIS or VR?

Does this lens have IBIS or VR?
Asked by: Nancy
IBIS stands for in-body image stabilization, and VR is vibration reduction. The Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens (Nikon Z) does not have VR, but most Nikon bodies have IBIS.
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2023-09-10
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