NIKKOR Z 70-180MM f/2.8


Push Your Creative Boundary

Compact and lightweight, this telephoto zoom lens is ideal to be taken around for both stills and videos. Its f/2.8 constant maximum aperture makes it a perfect option for portraits. One that lets your subject stand out against a dreamy, soft bokeh background. Beyond that, its 70-180mm telephoto focal length allows a wider range of photography with expandable focal lengths up to 360mm¹. One lens to rule them all.

Product Description

Explore Your Imagination

Experience greater flexibility when capturing what’s around you. With a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture and compression effect with up to 180mm telephoto zoom, the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 creates a shallow depth of field, allowing you to create large and round bokeh especially when up close to your subject². It is such a bright lens that allows a faster shutter speed without compromising the ISO sensitivity, even under ambient lights. That way you can capture sharp images of moving subjects. And it’s not just that. This lens is also great for landscapes. Just stop down the aperture to the 70mm end and you can create high-resolution images with perfect details.


Capture a Wide Variety of Subjects

Near or far, capture them all with the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8. Its 70-180mm telephoto length means you can capture a wide range of subjects from portraits of humans and pets, to scenic photos and street snaps. Look even further by attaching a teleconverter. Extend its focal length for up to 252 mm with TC-1.4x, or 360 mm with TC-2.0x³. Focus on not just what’s around you.


Your New Travel Companion

Roam the city with the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8, your new buddy. Weighing only 795g and measuring around 151mm (L) x 83.5mm (D). So lightweight and compact that you can keep it in your bag when you go around town, explore nature, or travel the world without burdening up.


Into the Micro World

Go closer to what’s important. With a short minimum focus distance of 0.27m and 0.48x maximum reproduction ratio, the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 helps you get up-close shots easily². Take even more captivating shots by attaching a TC-2.0x. The maximum reproduction ratio will become 0.96x, which is close to the life-size ratio. You can then depict soft images of flower petals, the furry paw of your pet, and more.


The Winning Shot

React to erratic moments at speed. The fast AF of the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 allows you to capture fast subjects such as a full-speed layup, a dunk, or a trick shot with your bike. The stepping motor is adopted to minimise the AF driver sound, so you can capture your subjects with minimal operational sounds. Ideal for shooting in locations like a theatre, a library, and more.


Excellent Video Recording Performance

Level up your videos with the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8. Achieve a smoother transition from scene to scene with the suppressed focus breathing that helps you change the focus without affecting the angle of view, and with a control ring that shifts focus or brightness naturally. The control ring can also be assigned to aperture control, enabling a smooth gradual exposure change whilst recording.


Built To Last

Let nothing stand in the way, not even the bad weather. The NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 is built to prevent dust and water droplets from entering4. A weather-proof design that allows you to film everyday moments, rain or shine, with greater peace of mind.


Easy-to-use With Great Operability

Ergonomic at its best. The zoom and control rings are designed in different textures, helping you tell which is which without taking your eyes off the viewfinder. Assign your favourite functions to the control ring and you can achieve your desired effects in a single click. The zoom lock switch is positioned to be operated by your left hand when you hold the lens.


1 With the use of NIKKOR Z Teleconverters (sold separately).

2 Peripheries of images may not be sharp when shooting flat subjects in close distance with around 70mm focal length and around f/2.8 aperture. This is improved by stopping down the aperture. 

3 When attaching TC-1.4x and TC-2.0 teleconverters, the effective aperture is reduced by 1 stop or 2 stops, respectively, and the camera may be unable to focus using autofocus or the focus indicator for electronic rangefinding may flicker depending on the subject, ambient lighting conditions, and the focus point selected.
4 Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.

Mount Type: Nikon Z Mount

Focal Length Range: 70 – 180mm

Zoom Ratio: 2.57x

Maximum Aperture: f/ 2.8

Minimum Aperture: f/ 22

Format: FX

Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 22°50′ to 9°

Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 34° 20′ to 13° 40′

Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.48x

Lens Elements: 19

Lens Groups: 14

Diaphragm Blades: 9 Rounded diaphragm opening

ED Glass Elements: 5

Super ED Glass Elements: 1

Aspherical Elements: 3

Autofocus: Yes

AF Actuator: STM (stepping motor)

Internal Focusing: Yes

Minimum Focus Distance: 70mm zoom position: 0.89 ft (0.27 m) measured from focal plane; 85mm zoom position: 1.09 ft (0.33 m) measured from focal plane; 105mm zoom position: 1.38 ft (0.42 m) measured from focal plane; 135mm zoom position: 1.91 ft (0.58 m) measured from focal plane; 180mm zoom position: 2.79 ft (0.85 m) measured from focal plane

Focus Mode: Auto, Manual (no switch)

Filter Size: 67mm; (P = 0.75 mm)

Accepts Filter Type: Front: screw-in

Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 3.3 in. (83.5 mm)  x  6 in. (151 mm) Distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange; Based on CIPA guidelines

Approx. Weight: 28.04 oz. (795 g); Based on CIPA guidelines

Lens Type: Zoom