Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S

bythom nikon 70-200mm

Thom's Commentary: Until the Sony Mark II version came along, this Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 was the best fast telephoto zoom on the market, bar none. Yes, it's marginally better than the Nikon F-mount version that previously was holding the title. As an S-line lens you get all the usual trappings: extra lens control ring, function buttons, and the OLED information display. As a telephoto zoom, you get Nikon’s basic rotating tripod collar with removable foot. The only disappointment with this lens—particularly when the other f/2.8 zooms started appearing—is that it is a big size and weight, pretty much like the old DSLR versions. Canon came up with a collapsing option. Sony came up with a lighter version. But optically? No, this lens won’t disappoint. It’s even a strong performer with the optional teleconverters in a pinch. Highly Recommended Read Thom's Full Review of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens

  • Coverage: full frame (FX)
  • Build: dust and drip resistant, S-line
  • Optic design: 
    • 21 elements in 18 groups
    • 2 aspherical, 1 fluorite, 1 SR, 6 ED elements
    • Arneo, Nano and fluorine coatings
  • Field of view: 12-34° diagonal
  • Stabilization: VR (5 stops CIPA)
  • Additional controlsOLED information panel, additional customizable ring, L-Fn buttons, CL-C3 lens pouch, supplied removable tripod collar and support handle
  • Aperture:
    • f/2.8 to f/22
    • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Focus:
    • autofocus, internal focus, focus limiter switch 
    • 20" (0.5m at wide end, 40" and 1m at telephoto) minimum focus
    • 1:5 maximum magnification ratio
  • Filters: 77mm filter size
  • Lens hood: supplied HB-92 
  • Size and weight:
    • 8.7" (220mm) long (fixed; no zoom extension)
    • 3.5" (89mm) diameter
    • 48 ounces (1360g) without tripod collar; 1440g with
  • Model number: 20091
  • Price: US$2599
  • Firmware: 1.21 (updated May 2022)
  • Announced: January 7, 2020

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