Nikon Z 28-75mm f2.8 vs 24-70mm f2.8 Comparison
Nikon has recently announced the Nikkor Z 28-75mm F2.8, a new fast standard zoom lens for its full-frame Z-mount cameras. Until now, the only fast standard zoom Nikon lens was Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S but it is relatively big and expensive ( Well we have the Nikkor Z 24-70mm F4 too, but at F4 it isn't really fast). Now the new Z 28-75mm seems to be a good alternative for people who are looking for a cheaper and lighter alternative (while losing 4mm on the wide end but gaining 5mm at the tele end).
Physical Size Comparison
Below is the real life size comparison of the Z 28-75mm and Z 24-70mm. Length wise, there is not much difference as depicted, 24-70mm is 5mm longer than the 28-75mm. On the other hand, the 28-75mm at its widest point 14mm slimmer than the 24-70mm which also explains the big difference in Filter thread size (67mm vs 82mm) and the weight difference ( 565g vs 805g).
To make things even more interesting, let's throw in the Nikon Z 24-70mm F4 into the mix. This is where we see real gain on the compactness department. The Z 24-70mm f4 is significantly smaller and lighter than the other two. If size is a big concern and you are comfortable with 1-stop slower aperture, the f4 version may be the one for you.
Max magnification is often an overlooked spec while comparing lenses but in this instance we think that the new lens, 28-75mm has a big advantage over the 24-70mm f2.8. The 0.34x max magnification of the 28-75mm is above average, makes it very suitable for close up shots. It definitely won't replace a macro lens but will be enough magnification in most cases. On the other hand, 0.22x magnification of the 24-70mm is not that impressive, average in best case.
Nikon Z 28-75mm f2.8 has an MSRP price $1199 whereas Nikon Z 24-70mm F2/8 S has an MSRP price of $2399, double the price of the new lens, although as of the date of this post, the Nikon 24-70mm sells right under $2000. Even with the discounted price of the 24-70mm, the new 28-75mm stands as a great deal.
Another advantage of the 28-75mm is that it has a filter thread size of 67mm, which means the filters will be significantly cheaper than the filters for the 82mm filter thread of the 24-70mm lens.
Here you can find the main spec and feature comparison of Nikon Nikkor Z 28-75mm F2.8 vs Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S Lenses.
| FEATURE and SPECS COMPARISON|
|Model||Nikon Z 28-75mm F2.8 ||Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S|
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z||Nikon Z|
|Max Format||35mm FF||35mm FF|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9||9|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.19m||0.38m|
|Price||Amazon, B&H Photo||Amazon, B&H Photo|