Nikon fulfils its promise – a professional Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S zoom announced during the premiere of the new Nikon Z system has appeared on sale.
The lens is not an adaptation – it has been designed from scratch and its main property is the optical system with high resolution, a new Nikon Multi-focus system, a function button with a possibility of assigning one of 21 options, the OLED screen and diverse forms of protection against damages and dirt, which result from work in hard conditions.
„Dirk Jasper, Product Manager at Nikon Europe, said: "With just one lens, the Nikkor Z 24-70mm 1: 2.8S offers the perfect combination of compact design and professional performance. It shows all elements of the scene with realistic clarity and thanks to the absolutely weatherproof insulation, you can use the lens anywhere. Picture in full area. Extremely close to efficiency (minimum focal length 0.38 meters)”
1). Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S
"The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is the lens that Z Series users have been waiting for, a lens that many photographers and videographers would never leave home without,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “Lightweight and tack sharp, the 24-70mm f/2.8 S is a great example of the outstanding performance and portability that is possible with our next-generation Z Mount System."
2). Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S
Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S has been designed putting emphasis on functionality and resistance. The lens’ tube has been sealed which is to ensure resistance to dust, splashes and the influence of low and high temperatures. The lens is also 25% smaller and 18% lighter than its "reflex-camera" equivalents, which will surely positively influence the ergonomics of work.
3). Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S + Nikon Z 7
New Nikkor Z zoom has been equipped with a configuration control ring – in the "out of the box" version, manual focus adjustment has been assigned to it but the users will be able to choose silent aperture control or change exposition compensation. We may read the information concerning the parameters of aperture, focal length, distance and focus depth from the OLED screen placed on the housing. The L-Fn button enables assigning one of 21 options such as AF blocking, exposition measurement or bracketing.
4). Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S + Nikon Z 7
The optical system of the lens has been constructed based on 17 elements placed in 15 groups – among them we will find two low-dispersion lenses (ED) and four aspherical lenses. Thanks to the use of the Nano Crystal coating and a new Areno coating, light reflections and “flares” during photography in hard lighting conditions have been limited to minimum. The fluorite coating has been used on the front and back lens, which is to reduce the susceptibility of elements to dirt. The lens aperture has 9 blades and a nominal hole is f/2.8 – we will close it up to the value of f/22. The focusing system of Nikon Multi-Focus works thanks to the use of a stepper motor (STM) and two actuators which move two focal length groups at the same time, which ensures immediate re-focusing in all conditions.
Nikkor Z 24-70 mm f/2.8 S will appear on sale this spring and it should cost $2,300.