Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

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   Since August 2018, when Nikon launched the full-frame mirrorless camera Z series, it has launched 11 FX format Z-mount lenses, of which only one is long Focus lens, which is the protagonist of this article, NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S. This lens is also one of the “big three yuan” lenses of Nikon Z mount.

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S

   As the only telephoto lens in the current Nikon Z mount lens, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S allows users to shoot in a variety of ways Under the distance, the clear and sharp image is captured from the center to the edge of the screen. Whether you are shooting portraits, landscapes or wild animal scenes, you can well present the fine details of the scene or the subject. In addition to the flexibility of the zoom lens, the compressed viewing angle of the medium telephoto and the constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range also expand the creative expression of users.

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S

   NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S has good optical performance, the lens is also equipped with a multiple focus system, not only can achieve fast and accurate autofocus control , And can significantly improve the optical performance of close-up shooting. The lens body design also continues the design of another “big three-element” lens NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S, providing an independent focusing ring, a multi-function control ring, L-Fn button and a lens Information panel, users can check various parameters through the lens information panel without checking the viewfinder.

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  Schematic diagram of lens structure

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   lens MTF curve Figure

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Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens body

   In terms of shape design, NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S continues the NIKKOR Z 24- The style of 70mm f/2.8 S. In terms of lens size, it is almost the same as the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR with F mount. The lens size is 89x220mm and the weight is about 1440g.

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S coating

   NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens design structure is 18 groups 21 elements, including 6 low-dispersion ED lenses and 2 aspherical surfaces Lenses, 1 fluorite lens and 1 newly developed blue high-refractive SR lens. The new blue high-refractive SR lens can realize high-precision chromatic aberration compensation by controlling short-wavelength light that is difficult to compensate. In addition, the lens also uses nano crystal coating and anti-reflective high-definition ARNEO coating, the combination of the two can provide low reflection in the entire visible light spectrum. The front lens of the lens is equipped with a fluorine coating. Because of its good anti-fouling performance, it is difficult for stains to adhere, and the attached stains can be easily wiped off. The minimum focusing distance of the lens is only 0.5m, and the internal focusing design is adopted. The diameter of the filter is 77mm.

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S mount

   NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S uses a metal mount, which is sturdy and durable. Moreover, the lens body is also designed to be dust and moisture-proof, which is capable of daily shooting in harsh environments.

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S information panel

   The information panel that first appeared on the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is also available on the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S In the same way, users can check various parameters through the lens information panel without checking the viewfinder. The information panel can display the current focal length, aperture and depth of field information of the lens.

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   NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens body buttons and switches

   There are two lens Fn buttons on the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens body , Three focus lock buttons, an information panel content switching button, a control ring, an AF/MF switch and a focus range switch. The lens Fn button has the same function settings as the Fn1/Fn2 buttons on the camera body, improving operability. The control ring can specify a variety of functions, such as aperture, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation, so that the settings can be changed smoothly to achieve natural video recording.

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S tripod stand

   NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is equipped with a tripod stand that can be quickly detached. It can be quickly attached to or detached from the tripod, so that users can easily switch between the tripod and handheld shooting. At the same time, the size and weight of the lens can be reduced after the bracket is disassembled, which is convenient for transportation and storage. There is a locking mechanism on the bracket to prevent accidental removal.

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens hood

   NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is also equipped with a HB-92 lens hood to prevent stray light from entering the lens and also It can protect the camera and lens from accidental collision. And with a locking device. In addition, a felt lining design is used inside the hood, which can effectively reduce the light reflection in the hood and help provide clear rendering.

  70mm end resolution test

   Next we will test the resolution of the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S in the actual scene. The entire scene has a rich level of detail, and the frontal composition is also used to ensure that the edge of the picture can also be in focus, so that the resolution of the edge can be better reflected and be relatively objective. The first is the 70mm wide-angle end.

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Schematic diagram of interception area

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  70mm end resolution Rate test comparison table

   Through the comparison, we can see that the various apertures in the center of the wide-angle end of this lens perform well, and the image quality is the best when the aperture is F4. The resolution of the edge is lower than the center, and the best aperture is also at F4.

  200mm end resolution test

   After looking at the 70mm wide-angle end resolution, let’s take a look at the 200mm telephoto end resolution. The test method is the same as the 70mm wide-angle end.

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Schematic diagram of interception area

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  200mm end resolution Rate test comparison table

   Through the comparison, we can see that the performance of the various apertures in the center of the telephoto end of this lens is very average, and the picture quality is the best when it receives F4. The resolution of the edges is reduced relative to the center, and the best aperture is also at F4.

   Aperture blur test

   NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S uses a circular aperture composed of 9 blades, and uses the maximum aperture of F2.8 to achieve naturalness The beautiful blur effect highlights the main subject, making it impressive. Let’s take a look at it through test samples.

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  70mm end aperture Blur test table

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  200mm end aperture blur test table

   From the test chart, you can clearly see the difference in the background blur effect under different focal lengths. The blur effect of the two focal lengths under large aperture is very good.

   Vignette test

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  70mm end vignetting test table

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  200mm end vignetting test table

   Through the real shot test, we can see that at the 70mm end, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is in each gear There is no obvious vignetting under the aperture. At the 200mm end, only when the aperture is fully open, there are obvious vignetting corners, and after the aperture receives F4, the vignetting corners disappear.

   distortion test

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   70mm end distortion test

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  200mm end distortion test

   From the distortion test sample, the overall distortion control ability of the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is very good, whether it is 70mm wide-angle end or 200mm At the telephoto end, no significant distortion occurred, proving its excellent overall optical performance.

   Samples appreciation

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/800s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 180 Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/500s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 180 Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/1000s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 200 aperture: F2.8 shutter: 1/800s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 125 Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/800s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 200 Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/800s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 2200 Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/640s

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   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 100 aperture: F2.8 shutter: 1/2000s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/320s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 1400 Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/500s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 140 Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/800s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 250 Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/800s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 280 Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/640s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 400 Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/640s

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

   Focal length: 200mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F3.5 Shutter: 1/640s

  Editor’s Summary

   NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is the second “big three” lens with Nikon Z mount after NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S , It is also the first telephoto lens of the Z mount, the overall performance is excellent. It continues Nikon’s multiple focus method applied on the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S, allowing the entire screen to maintain high resolution. As well as new elements such as the control ring, the information panel and the lens Fn button have also been applied on the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S, allowing users to continue their operations. It is foreseeable that these features will be the standard equipment of Nikon Z-mount high-end lenses in the future.

Top quality telephoto Nikon Z mount 70-200mmF2.8 review

  Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S

   Currently, two Nikon Z-mount “big three yuan” lenses have been released, and the other Z 16-35mm F2.8 has also been released in September 2019. The lens patent information was released in December. It is foreseeable that this last “big three yuan” lens will be available as soon as this year. Let us look forward to it.

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