Class-Leading Close Focusing
For greater framing versatility, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is capable of extremely short minimum focusing distances, allowing the lens’ speed and performance enhancements to be realized in remarkably tight shooting scenarios. At 70mm, focus can be achieved as close as 0.5m from the subject, virtually unheard of in a telephoto zoom of this focal range.
The Finest of Details
The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S captures astoundingly sharp images with captivating resolution and glorious clarity all the way to the edges of the frame. It’s superior VR performance ensures exceptional sharpness when shooting handheld. And to combat color fringing while close focusing, an all-new multi-focusing system delivers fast, accurate autofocusing while drastically reducing aberrations.
Smooth, Fast and Quiet Autofocus
Powered by an ultra-quiet stepping motor (STM), autofocusing is fast, silent and incredibly accurate. Where camera noise can be distracting or problematic—street photography, wedding ceremonies, wildlife or on video productions—STM is a silent partner.
Superior Color and Sharpness
Ultimate aberration correction—virtually zero flare, ghosting, coma or chromatic, spherical and axial aberrations, even at the far edges of the frame. A new SR (Short-wavelength Refractive) glass element further combats chromatic aberrations caused by challenging short-wavelength light.
Brilliant in Low Light
The exceptional combination of a bright f/2.8 aperture, high resolution NIKKOR optics and the brilliant Z mount makes the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S a tireless low light performer capable of clean, sharp images and faster shutter speeds in dark scenes and interiors.
One of the many advantages of the larger Z mount is its ability to retain even illumination, especially at the corners of the frame, for bright, even exposures with minimal vignetting.
Blurred so Beautifully
Attached to the Z Mount, the largest full frame lens mount in the industry, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is capable of producing stunning bokeh qualities beyond the capabilities of comparable lenses.
Steadier than Ever
With built-in optical VR image stabilization effective for up to an unprecedented 5.5 stops* and Z series’ high performance in-body image stabilization, tack-sharp images are easily achieved when shooting handheld. During video shooting, additional electronic VR (e-VR) can be enabled for even greater stability.
The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is a remarkable lens for video applications. Smooth, silent AF with virtually no focus breathing. Standard 77mm filter support. Superior optical image stabilization combines with the camera’s* in-body image stabilization and Electronic VR. All of this added to the versatility of the highly useful 70-200mm focal range.
*In-body image stabilization not available in all Z series cameras.
Customizable Control 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), exposure compensation or ISO adjustments.
Customizable Shortcut Buttons
The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S features two convenient customizable Fn buttons right on the lens barrel. Set them to streamline your shooting experience—preview depth of field, lock focus, magnify to confirm focus and more.
Lens Information Panel
A dimmable, built-in EL (Electroluminescent) display panel allows quick, convenient confirmation of aperture, focal length, focus distance and depth-of-field, even in dark situations.
Optimal Anti-Reflective Performance
When subjects are backlit, incidental light can streak across the frame causing unwanted ghosting, reflections and flare. To counteract these anomalies and ensure crisp, clean images, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S employs two of Nikon’s most advanced lens coatings: Nano Crystal Coat for eliminating incidental light from a diagonal direction and ARNEO Coat for eliminating incidental light from a vertical direction.
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.
Fluorine Keeps it Clean
Fluorine Coat, Nikon’s proprietary dust, dirt and moisture repellent, provides enhanced antifouling performance, ensuring easy removal of all types of grime from the lens surface—a life-saver when shooting in harsh conditions.
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.
Next-Generation Z Design and Optics
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: 70 – 200mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.9x
Maximum Aperture: f/ 2.8
Minimum Aperture: f/ 22
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 22°50′
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format): 8°
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 34°20′
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format): 12°20′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.2x
Lens Elements: 21
Lens Groups: 18
Compatible Format(s): FX; DX
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization: Yes; Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Diaphragm Blades: 9; Rounded diaphragm opening
Distance Information: Yes
ARNEO Coat: Yes
Nano Crystal Coat: Yes
ED Glass Elements: 6
Fluorite Elements: 1
SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) Elements: 1
Aspherical Elements: 2
Fluorine Coat: Yes
Super Integrated Coating: Yes
AF Actuator: STM (stepping motor)
Internal Focusing: Yes
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.64 ft. (0.50m.) at 70mm zoom position; 2.07 ft. (0.63m.) at 85mm zoom position; 2.23 ft. (0.68m.) at 105mm zoom position; 2.62 ft. (0.80m.) at 135mm zoom position; 3.28 ft. (1.0m.) at 200mm zoom position
Focus Mode: Auto/Manual
Filter Size: 77mm
Accepts Filter Type: Screw-in
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 3.6 in. (89 mm) x 8.7 in. (220 mm); Distance from camera lens mount flange
Approx. Weight: 48 oz. (1,360 g); Without the tripod collar
Lens Type: Zoom