NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f2.8 VR
FX-format compatible, fast telephoto zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 aperture that provides outstanding rendering performance for both stills and movies.
Good things come to those who wait. The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is Nikon’s new, fast telephoto zoom lens. Built with professionals in mind, it excels with sports, wildlife and landscape shooting and provides compelling rendering performance for both stills and movies alike. Constructed to impeccable standards of design principles and performance, at approximately 1,360g1, this lens delivers high resolution, stunning bokeh and superior point-image reproduction. Movie-recording performance is an equally high priority, with quiet operation, stable exposure and noteworthy compensation in shifting of the angle of view when adjusting focus. The results are poetry in motion.
The impressive telephoto range lets you keep your distance and catch your subject matter undeterred, but zoom distance is only part of the story. The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S delivers superb optical performance.
Gorgeous images of clarity with almost zero colour fringing, the inclusion of a Short-wavelength Refractive (SR) lens element attains highly accurate compensation of chromatic aberration and suppresses colour bleeding by refracting short-wavelength light that is especially difficult to control. This newly-developed SR lens is unique to Nikon and provides outstandingly sharp resolution stills and movies, while achieving a compact lens design. The lens thrives when shooting backlight and diminishes ghost and flare effects, thanks to the inclusion of Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coat elements.
Not to understate other features, such as the multi-focus system and the new autofocus (AF) drive system which was developed to enhance optical performance and is a vital feature for the high-level aberration-correction performance the lens provides. Crisp, clarity is also derived from the Vibration Reduction (VR) effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 5.5 stops2 faster.
Whether you spot a peacock’s plumage amongst the trees or want to capture a magical wedding moment with stunning bokeh, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S can realise your vision thanks to an extremely short minimum focus distance of 0.5 m at the wide-angle end and 1.0 m at the telephoto end.
POETRY IN MOTION
Capturing stunning movies is a walk in the park with the new NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S, thanks to a raft of essential features. Zoom in and out without the fear of losing focus as you shoot with enhanced tracking performance that allows you to focus on the subject continuously, and minimise shifting of the angle of view with focus-breathing reduction. Not to be underestimated, the lens operates smoothly and quietly thanks to the independent control ring, which allows for the assignment of a variety of functions.
READY FOR ACTION
This is a professional lens built with nifty operability in mind. The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is exceptionally lightweight and compact for a telephoto lens, tipping the scales at approximately 1,360g without the tripod collar – in keeping with trademark high-mobility and reliability of the Z series. Its relative light weight is not at the expense of robustness, thanks in part to dust-and-drip-resistance with sealing for various areas, including movable parts of the lens barrel. Of course, what is on the inside matters, and the employment of a diaphragm blade unit with driving mechanism on the lens means the aperture is accurately controlled via electronic signals; delivering constant, stable aperture control – even during continuous shooting.
Ease-of-use is paramount for professional photographers and the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S certainly delivers. A well-placed lens information panel with adjustable brightness lets you quickly confirm various functions, such as aperture, focus distance and depth of field, so you can focus on getting the shots you need even in the dark. Shooting flexibility is a strong point owing to the inclusion of two Fn buttons that can be assigned as best fits your needs. Rounding it off, is a dedicated focus ring that is separate from the control ring to let you manually focus with ease.
Type : Nikon Z mount
Focal length : 70 – 200 mm
Maximum aperture : f/ 2.8
Minimum aperture :f/ 22
Lens construction : 21 elements in 18 groups (including 6 ED lens elements, 2 aspherical elements, 1 fluorite element, 1 SR lens element, elements with Nano Crystal and ARNEO coats, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
Angle of view :FX format: 34° 20'–12° 20' DX format: 22° 50'–8°
Focal length scale : Graduated in millimeters (70, 85, 105, 135, 200)
Focusing system : Internal focusing system
Minimum focus distance(measured from focal plane) :70 mm zoom position: 0.5 m (1.64 ft) 85 mm zoom position: 0.63 m (2.07 ft) 105 mm zoom position: 0.68 m (2.23 ft) 135 mm zoom position: 0.8 m (2.62 ft) 200 mm zoom position: 1.0 m (3.28 ft)
Maximum reproduction ratio : 0.2 x
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization : Yes
Vibration reduction : Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
No. of diaphragm blades : 9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
Coating : Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat, ARNEO coat
Filter-attachment size : 77 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Dimensions : Approx. 89 mm/3.6 in. maximum diameter x 220 mm/8.7 in. (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight : Approx. 1440 g (3 lb 2.8 oz) (with the tripod collar) Approx. 1360 g (3 lb) (without the tripod collar)
Autofocus : Yes
Internal focusing : Yes
Focusing ; Auto, Manual
Focus limit switch ; Two positions: FULL (∞ to 0.5 m) and ∞–5m
Supplied accessories : LC-77B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HB-92 Lens Hood, CL-C3 Lens Case