Meet the most versatile lens in the Z series stable. A powerful mid-range zoom that's indispensable for a wide range of photo and video applications, from landscapes and street photography to full-length and environmental portraits, all with stunning clarity, high resolution and natural bokeh. Elevated by a new Multi-Focus System, next generation lens flare correction and advanced S-Line features and functionality, the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is a must-have lens that marks the sweet spot of performance, precision and optical superiority.
Overall, this is a very, very sharp lens capable of delivering extremely high resolution in the center of the image at both ends of its zoom range, even when wide-open.DPReview.com
At the top of the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lens lineup, S-Line lenses push Nikon’s tradition of optical excellence and innovation to unprecedented new heights. Superior performance and resolution. Sophisticated features and operability. Specialized technologies and reliability enhancements. All while taking full advantage of the monumental Nikon Z mount and adhering to the strictest image quality and build standards.
With an f/2.8 constant maximum aperture, exposure is consistent across the entire zoom range. Wide open, subjects pop from beautifully blurred backgrounds. The speed and brightness of the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S enables sharper images handheld at fast shutter speeds—a necessity for capturing portraits. The benefits also extend to video, where bokeh can be used as a storytelling aid to draw out subjects in a way that other lenses simply can't.
Finely detailed, high resolution photography can sometimes be susceptible to lens aberrations, such as colour fringing, especially at close ranges. The NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S incorporates an all-new multi-focusing system, consisting of two AF drive units precisely synchronised to deliver fast, accurate autofocusing and drastically reduce aberrations across the entire zoom range.
When subjects are backlit, incidental light can streak across the frame causing unwanted ghosting, reflections and flaring. To counteract these anomalies and ensure crisp, clean images, the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S employs two of Nikon’s most advanced lens coatings: Nano Crystal Coat for eliminating incidental light from a diagonal direction and new ARNEO Coat for eliminating incidental light from a vertical direction.
Nikon’s Stepping Motor (STM) provides smooth, fast and quiet autofocusing whether shooting stills or video. Where camera noise is distracting or prohibited—street photography, weddings, ceremonies, press conferences and video productions—STM is a silent partner.
The NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S epitomises Z series’ steadfast reliability on set or on location with its versatile coverage and enhanced usability geared towards filmmakers of every kind. Cover the basics without switching lenses—from wide establishing shots that set the scene, to medium shots that highlight the subject, to tight close-ups that reveal the details—all at a beautiful f/2.8 aperture. Adjust focus with minimal shifting of the angle of view (known as focus breathing); experience smooth aperture, focus or exposure control via the S Line’s signature control ring and near-silent autofocus.
Advanced NIKKOR Z features and functionality
A built-in Organic EL lens information panel allows quick, convenient confirmation of aperture, focus distance and depth-of-field, even in dark situations. Additionally, the panel features an expandable depth-of-field scale for determining the minimum and maximum distances at any given f/stop—excellent for maximising hyperfocal distance for stills or video.
The well-balanced, comfortable form factor of the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is both smaller and lighter than Nikon's acclaimed AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR for DSLR.
The NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S features a convenient customisable function button right on the lens barrel. Set it up to streamline your shooting experience—preview depth of field, lock focus, magnify to confirm focus and more. The number of assignable functions has been increased to match those of the photo mode Fn1/Fn2 buttons on the camera body.
In addition to a dedicated manual focus ring, the control ring can be used for quiet aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording or situations where complete silence is critical) or exposure compensation.
Extensively sealed to keep dust and moisture out, especially around all moving parts of the lens barrel, for worry-free durability.
Uses Z cameras' superior in-camera image stabilisation system for up to 5 stops of pitch, roll, yaw, X and Y shake correction when used with Z cameras that feature in-camera VR. Additional electronic VR (e-VR) during video capture.
Designed and optimised to take full advantage of the Z system's larger mount, Z lenses gather substantially more light, providing even illumination and improved sharpness from the centre of the frame to the far edges. Autofocusing is fast and quiet. Video recording is clean and smooth with highly minimised focus breathing and reduced wobbling. Intuitive on-lens controls can be customised to your individual shooting style and so much more. Z lenses are designed with a sense of consistency that combines reliability and beauty with next-dimension optical performance for complete freedom in image creation.
|NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S||NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8 D/G/E (using Mount Adapter FTZ)|
|IN-CAMERA IMAGE STABILISATION||5-Axis*||3-Axis|
|AF MOTOR NOISE||Virtually Eliminated||Near Silent|
|MINIMISED FOCUS BREATHING||✓||-|
|CUSTOM CONTROL RING||✓||-|
|ORGANIC EL INFO DISPLAY||✓||-|
|MOUNT DIAMETER / FLANGE DISTANCE||55mm / 16mm||47mm / 46.5mm|
*When used with Z cameras that feature in-camera VR
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon and used in conjunction with Nano Crystal Coat to further reduce ghost and flare effects caused by incident light entering the lens vertically. This allows for the outstandingly clear capture of images even when a light source is located within the frame.
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.
A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimise coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the centre of the lens.
An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
Photographers need gear that can withstand the elements. Nikon’s fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt, ensuring easy removal even when they adhere to the lens surface. Nikon’s fluorine coat endures a high frequency of lens surface wiping and its anti-reflective effect also contributes to the capture of clear images.
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