Nikon Announces NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 & 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Telephoto Zooms06/21/2023
Nikon has announced two expansive zooms for Z series cameras: the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 and 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR. The 70-180mm f/2.8 brings the benefits of a fast, constant aperture to a compact and relatively lightweight form. The 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR becomes the farthest-reaching zoom for Z series cameras to date. Together they form a telephoto kit with massive coverage from portraits to events, wildlife, sports, and more.
In addition to a versatile zoom range, the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 offers better low-light performance and subject-background separation than slower zooms. A minimum focusing distance of 10.6” allows you to get up close and personal to subjects. When even more reach is needed, it can be paired with a 1.4x or 2x teleconverter to provide the equivalent of 252mm and 360mm maximum focal length respectively.
Videographers will appreciate suppressed focus breathing for smooth transitions when recording. Finally, measuring under 6 inches in length and weighing 1.75 lb, it maintains a manageable form for handheld use and everyday carry.
Whether capturing a bear from a safe distance or tracking an aircraft through the clouds, the 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR is a powerful telephoto zoom. With only a 70-degree twist of the lens you can transition from location to maximum zoom for quick framing of moving subjects. Built-in vibration reduction offers 5.5 stops of stabilization for capturing fast-moving subjects handheld.
A quick-release tripod foot, strap eyelet, customizable control ring, and function buttons further streamline this lens for working in the field. Like the 70-180mm, it is compatible with 1.4x and 2x teleconverters to achieve the mammoth effect of 840mm and 1200mm focal lengths.
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