Superior Color and Sharpness
Impressive aberration correction—virtually zero flare, ghosting, coma or chromatic, spherical and axial aberration, even at the far edges of the frame. Plus dirt, dust and water-repelling safeguards.
S-Line: NIKKOR Quality at its Absolute Best
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.
Bright. Fast. Stunning.
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 color 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 synchronized to deliver fast, accurate autofocusing and drastically reduce aberrations across the entire zoom range.
Optimal Anti-Reflective Performance
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.
Smooth, Fast and Quiet Autofocus
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.
A Video Virtuoso
The NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S epitomizes 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.
Build and Reliability
Lens Information Panel: 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 maximizing hyperfocal distance for stills or video.
Customizable Control Ring: 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.
Dust and Drip Resistant: Extensively sealed to keep dust and moisture out, especially around all moving parts of the lens barrel, for worry-free durability.
Dual Detect 5 Axis VR: Uses the Z cameras’ superior in-camera image stabilization system for up to 5 stops* of pitch, roll, yaw, X and Y shake correction. Additional electronic VR (e-VR available) during video capture.
*Based on CIPA Standard
The Front Line of an Imaging Revolution
Designed and optimized 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 center of the frame to the far edges. Autofocusing is fast and quiet. Video recording is clean and smooth with highly minimized focus breathing and reduced wobbling. Intuitive on-lens controls can be customized 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.
Mount Type: Nikon Z Mount
Focal Length Range: 24 – 70mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.9x
Maximum Aperture: f/ 2.8
Minimum Aperture: f/ 22
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 61˚
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format): 22°50′
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 84˚
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format): 34°20′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: Approx. 0.22x
Lens Elements: 17
Lens Groups: 15
Compatible Format(s): FX, DX
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Distance Information: Yes
ARNEO Coat: Yes
Nano Crystal Coat: Yes
ED Glass Elements: 2
Aspherical Elements: 4
Fluorine Coat: Yes
Super Integrated Coating: Yes
AF Actuator: STM (stepping motor)
Internal Focusing: Yes
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.25 ft. ( 0.38 m)
Focus Mode: Manual/Auto, Manual
Filter Size: 82mm
Accepts Filter Type: Screw-in
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): (89mm) (126mm)
Approx. Weight: 24.8 oz. (805 g)
Lens Type: Zoom