Melville, NY—The Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is the latest addition to Nikon’s rapidly growing lineup of mirrorless lenses. It is an essential pro-level telephoto zoom lens reimagined to take advantage of the optical potential of the mirrorless Z series.
The Z 70–200mm f/2.8 represents a pivotal lens for the Z series; it is a solution for those shooting action, weddings, events, news, wildlife as well as portraits. It boasts a versatile focal range; fast f/2.8 aperture; and five stops of built-in optical VR (vibration reduction) image stabilization.
The lens gives mirrorless shooters the flexibility to capture sharp images and videos in a variety of scenarios. Multimedia creators will appreciate its stepping motor (STM) for extremely quiet autofocus operation as well as reduced focus breathing.
“Nikon continues to innovate and push the boundaries of what’s possible in imaging and lens technology,” said Jay Vannatter, executive vice president, Nikon Inc. “The new Nikkor Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S takes advantage of the next-generation optical system offered by the Nikon Z mount to create a versatile 70–200mm lens with astounding sharpness and clarity; it cements this S-line lens as a staple for those who demand only the best from their lenses.”
Nikkor Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S Specs
The S line lens demonstrates the technological benefits of the Nikon Z mount to reinvent a classic lens; it also includes new features. Parfocal support maintains focus when zooming; a reduced minimum focus distance (0.5m wide, 1.0m telephoto) increases its versatility for photos and video.
When used in combination with the in-body stabilization of the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7 cameras, the lens promises stability with additional optical stabilization. Moreover, like other S line lenses, it employs a premium optical design complete with a 9-blade diaphragm. It also employs antireflective Nano Crystal and ARNEO coatings for maximum image quality in any light. It also has a fluorine coating that resists dirt and smudges.
In addition to weather sealing, the lens has a dedicated info panel, two customizable function buttons and an additional custom control ring.
Furthermore, it is one of two Nikon lenses to debut the newly developed SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) lens element. This specialized-dispersion glass lens provides characteristics that refract light with wavelengths shorter than that of blue. By controlling short-wavelength light that is difficult to compensate, the lens can more effectively collect light of various specific wavelengths and achieve more precise chromatic aberration compensation.
The Nikkor Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S lens has a suggested retail prices of $2,599.95.