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Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S

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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.

Ratings

What we found

Neofiliac score 60%
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Weather-sealed
Cons
  • On the heavy side
  • External zoom without zoom lock

What external reviewers found

External score 85%
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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External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Reviewer score 87%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found:
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.
Pros
  • One stop f2.8E VR
  • Very good image quality
  • Compact and light
Cons
  • Larger than its predecessor

dpreview[2]

Reviewer score 85%
Reviewers from dpreview have found:
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.
Pros
  • Super-handy OLED display
  • Excellent sharpness
  • Excellent image quality
Cons
  • No optical image stabilization
  • Lateral chromatic aberration

pcmag[3]

Reviewer score 84%
Reviewers from pcmag have found:
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.
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness
  • Excellent fluorine coating
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • Vignette effect is noticeable at f/2.8

techradar[4]

Reviewer score 85%
Reviewers from techradar have found:
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.
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent sharpness
  • Weather sealing
Cons
  • Lateral chromatic aberration
  • Lateral vignetting

References

  1. ^ Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8 S review. [cameralabs].
  2. ^ Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S field review. [dpreview].
  3. ^ Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Review. [pcmag].
  4. ^ Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S review. [techradar].

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