Nikon confirms Nikkor Z 24-70MM f/2.8 S for its Z system

Spread the love

Nikon has confirmed full details of the Nikkor Z 24-70MM F2.8 S lens, an optic the company revealed would soon arrive for users of its Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The Z 24-70MM F/2.8 S joins the existing quartet of S-series lenses released so far, namely the Z 35mm F/1.8 S, Z 50mm F/1.8 S, Nikkor Z 24-70mm F/4 S and the recently announced Nikkor Z 14-30mm F/4 S.

Designed for professional photographers shooting portraits, landscapes, weddings and events among other things, the optic arrives with a handful of features not seen in any of the previous S-series lenses. 

These include a new ARNEO lens coating, which joins the existing Nano Crystal Coat technology to further minimize flare and ghosting. Nikon states that while the goal of the Nano Crystal Coat is to suppress ghosting and flare that forms as a result of light coming from diagonal angles, the ARNEO coat is used to deal with light entering the lens vertically.

Image 1 of 5

Image Credit: Nikon

Image 2 of 5

Image Credit: Nikon

Image Credit: Nikon

Image 3 of 5

Image Credit: Nikon

Image Credit: Nikon

Image 4 of 5

Image Credit: Nikon

Image Credit: Nikon

Image 5 of 5

Image Credit: Nikon

Image Credit: Nikon

Other features include a Function (L-Fn) button, which can activate one of 20 separate features of the user’s choosing, together with an Organic EL Lens Information Panel that not only displays focus distance and depth of field, but aperture and focal length, among other information. The optic also becomes the first in the series to sport a manual focus ring that’s independent of the customizable control ring.

Said to be 24.7% lighter and 18.4% shorter than the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens that’s compatible with the company’s DSLRs, the 17 element/15-group optic has been constructed with dust and drip resistance, with a fluorine coat on the front element that’s said to repel dust, water, grease and dirt. Focusing, meanwhile, is handled by a stepping motor, while a new Multi-Focus System is intended to deliver fast and quiet autofocus, regardless of subject distance.

The company has promised that it will be introducing 24mm f/1.8 S, 85mm f/1.8 S and 70-200mm f/2.8 S lenses into the system, together with the ultra-wide-aperture Z 58mm f/0.95 Noct lens. Further lenses are slated for release in 2020. 

Price and availability 

The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is set to arrive in the next two to three months and has a suggested retail price of $2,299.95 in the US. Pricing for the UK and Australia is yet to be confirmed.

Source link

More from my site

  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VRNikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR ($1,099.95) is one of a handful of standard zoom lenses for its full-frame SLR series. It sits above the AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR […]
  • State Department confirms breach of unclassified email systemState Department confirms breach of unclassified email system The U.S. State Department confirmed it suffered a data breach that exposed employee data; the breach affected the State Department’s unclassified email system.It’s not like the […]
  • Nikon Z7 Camera Hands-on Preview: Mirrorless MagicNikon Z7 Camera Hands-on Preview: Mirrorless Magic Research Center: Nikon Z7 After years of speculating whether Nikon […]
  • Nikon D3400 review | TechRadarNikon D3400 review | TechRadar The D3400 is the latest in a line of Nikon entry-level DSLRs that adheres to a no-frills template, one that prioritises small size, light weight and a simple design, all the while […]
  • Nikon Z6 review | TechRadarNikon Z6 review | TechRadar We've had to wait a little longer for the Nikon Z6 to arrive than the Nikon Z7, but it's this camera that will perhaps have the broader appeal of Nikon's two new full-frame mirrorless […]
  • Nikon D3500 review | TechRadarNikon D3500 review | TechRadar Despite the growing popularity of mirrorless cameras, beginner DSLRs are still incredibly popular, and the D3500 is Nikon's latest entry-level offering in a competitive market.Nikon's […]
  • Nikon D5600 review | TechRadarNikon D5600 review | TechRadar Nikon’s entry-level DSLRs can be split into two groups: the D3xxx series, epitomised by the excellent D3300, offering a very affordable way into DSLR photography; and the D5xxx range of […]
  • Desperate to get the latest version of an operating system? Don’t be so hastyDesperate to get the latest version of an operating system? Don’t be so hasty The excitement of downloading and installing the latest version of an operating system isn’t the sexiest of thrills – it’s probably just above discovering a new flavor of jam – but it’s […]
  • Get 70% off Iolo System Mechanic or System Mechanic ProGet 70% off Iolo System Mechanic or System Mechanic Pro Iolo is offering TechRadar readers an exclusive 70% discount off its System Mechanic and System Mechanic Pro PC optimization software, which our review rated as "superb" due to its clear […]
  • Nikon D7200 review | TechRadarNikon D7200 review | TechRadar Roughly two years have elapsed between the introduction of the Nikon D7100 and the arrival of its successor, and on the surface the new D7200 seems more like an incremental update than a […]