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Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S Full-Frame Lens (2019)

MSRP 2300 USDNeoscore 60%NEX score 85%

Product Overview

The NIKKOR Z 24-70mm F/2.8 S is the first in Nikon's trinity professional f/2.8 zoom lens lineup for the newly-introduced Z-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system. Thanks for decreased flange distance and enlarged throat diameter, Nikon manages to improve the optical performance of this lens vis-à-vis its F-mount DSLR predecessors while making it smaller (18.4% shorter) and lighter (24.7%).
Nikon has also given the Z 24-70mm F/2.8 S a new, modern design with features such as faster autofocus, an OLED information panel, and a customizable button.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 60% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Weather-sealed
Cons
  • On the heavy side
  • External zoom without zoom lock

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 85% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent sharpness
  • Excellent image quality
Cons
  • No optical image stabilization
  • Vignette effect is noticeable at f/2.8
  • Lateral chromatic aberration
  • Larger than its predecessor
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Form Factor
Standard Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Nikon Z-mount
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
15 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Four ED and two aspherical elements + Arneo and Nano Crystal coatings groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
82 mm / 3.23 in
Size | Diameter
89 mm / 3.50 in
Size | Length
126 mm / 4.96 in
Weight
805 g / 28.45 oz

Function

Angle Of View
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
24 mm ~ 70 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Min Focus Distance
380 mm / 14.96 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2019-02-14

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8E VR is a general-purpose zoom designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras. It is equipped with a useful OLED display, a dedicated focus ring (in addition to the multi-function ring), and a customizable function button, plus the lens is well-sealed against the elements. The lens shows some zoom creep beyond 50mm focal length.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • One stop f2.8E VR
  • Very good image quality
  • Compact and light
Cons
  • Larger than its predecessor

dpreview[2]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from dpreview have found the following***:
The 24-70mm F2.8 S is a fantastic lens that really delivers on the promise of mirrorless. Like the previous AF-S lens, there's still a degree of lateral chromatic aberration, but it's easily corrected for in post-processing with the included profile. It's an excellent lens for everything from landscapes to portraiture, and if you're a Z-mount shooter who can stretch your budget, it definitely deserves a place in your camera bag.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Super-handy OLED display
  • Excellent sharpness
  • Excellent image quality
Cons
  • No optical image stabilization
  • Lateral chromatic aberration

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is an absolutely killer zoom. It delivers exceptional sharpness, even when paired with a demanding, high-resolution image sensor. If the lens has an optical flaw it's the vignette. The lens is protected from weather and the fluorine coating makes it easier to keep clean.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness
  • Excellent fluorine coating
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • Vignette effect is noticeable at f/2.8

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The NIKKOR Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S is an impressive lens. Build quality and attention to detail are both excellent. Handling and operation are very positive too, with the provision of the control ring and L-Fn button for additional control. Sharpness on the whole is excellent, particularly across the frame, particularly at 70mm.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent sharpness
  • Weather sealing
Cons
  • Lateral chromatic aberration
  • Lateral vignetting

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8 S review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/nikon-z-24-70mm-f2-8-s-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S field review. [dpreview]. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-z-24-70mm-f2-8-s-field-review. 2022-01-03. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
3. ^ Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/nikon-nikkor-z-24-70mm-f28-s. 2019-06-26. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/nikon-nikkor-z-2470mm-f28-s-review. 2019-05-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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