Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Z Mount
What type of photography is the Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S is a member of Nikon's S-Line series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
S-Line Series Lenses in Nikon Z Mount
Reasons to Buy Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Compatible with Nikon Teleconverters
| Hood supplied
| Tripod Collar
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Focus Distance Limiter
| Internal Focusing
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f2.8 aperture throughout the range
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S is compatible with cameras that have a Nikon Z lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon Z lenses are Nikon Zf, Nikon Z8 and Nikon Z30.
Nikon Zf with the Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S Lens
Nikon Z8 with the Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S Lens
Nikon Z30 with the Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S Lens
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S has a maximum diameter of 89mm and total length of 220mm. It weighs 1440g / 50.8 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S and Nikon Z 70-180mm F2.8 (Nikon Z mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S has a filter thread of 77mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S:
Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S has a focal range of 70-200mm and 2.9X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 105 - 300mm.
Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S is compatible with the Teleconverters below. With the use of these TC/extenders, you can find how the total focal reach and effective aperture of your Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S changes below:
Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S Focal Range and Aperture Change with Teleconverter
The Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Nikon Zf, Nikon Z8 and Nikon Z30.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
With a total length of 220mm and a weight of 1440g, the Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compared to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.2x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.5m.
Nikon Z 70-180mm F2.8 is the only Telephoto Zoom type Nikon Z mount lens with higher max magnification than the Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S.
Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 70mm all the way to the 200mm .
Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S's optical formula consists of 21 elements in 18 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- aspherical elements + Nano Crystal
- ARNEO coatings
Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S is available in Black color.
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