Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens DxOMark Review: Great Optical Performance

DxOMark has completed their full review of the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens. Tested on the 45.7MP Nikon Z7, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens achieves an outstanding overall score of 38 points, with a combination of 38 P-Mpix Sharpness, 3.1 TStop Transmission, 0.3% Distortion, -1.6 EV Vignetting and 5μm Chr.aberration.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens Key Features:

  • Focal length: 70-200mm
  • Aperture range: f/2.8-22
  • Nikon Z mount lens
  • FX camera format
  • VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
  • SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) technology
  • ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass
  • Nano Crystal and Fluorine coatings
  • Built-in EL (Electroluminescent) display panel
  • Dust and moisture resistant

Conclusion from DxOMark:

Over the years, 70-200 mm f/2.8 lenses have become one the most important products in a manufacturer’s lineup, as its performance is considered a barometer for the rest of the high-end lenses in the system. As such they’re regularly updated and feature the latest optical advances, so it’s unsurprising to see the Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S easily outperform the old 2009 AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8 ED VR II, which is now two generations behind. With the new SR element backing up the fluorite and ED elements, the new Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S is a great performer optically and is a fine addition to the Z system overall. If sports, wildlife, photojournalism, or even portraiture is your thing, it would make a great choice.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens: $2,596.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$300 off on Nikon Z7 body: $2,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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