Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens now available for pre-order


The new Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens is now available for pre-order:

US:

Europe:

Shipping will start in Spring 2019.

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Nikon announced the development of new firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 cameras


Nikon announced again the development of new firmware for the Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras with eye-detection AF, increased AF/AE performance, RAW video output and CFexpress support (UPDATE: now also the D5, D850 and D500 cameras will have CFexpress support as I already reported back in November):

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Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S mirrorless lens officially announced


The Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S full-frame mirrorless lens is now officially announced. The US price is $2,297, shipping will start in spring 2019.

Focal length 24-70 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum aperture f/22
Lens construction 17 elements in 15 groups (including 2 ED glass and 4 aspherical lens elements, elements with Nano Crystal Coat or ARNEO Coat, and fluorine-coated front and rear lens elements)
Angle of view FX format: 84° - 34°20'
DX format: 61° - 22°50'
Minimum focus distance 0.38 m/1.25 ft
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.22x
Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter-attachment size 82 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Dimensions Approximately 89.0 mm maximum diameter x 126.0 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approximately 805 g/1 lb 12.4 oz
Supplied accessories LC-82B 82 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap, HB-87 Bayonet Hood, CL-C2 Lens Case


MTF charts and lens design diagram:



Lens features:

  • Support for the wide-angle 24 mm to mid-telephoto 70 mm range of focal lengths convenient for capturing a wide variety of scenes
  • A constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire zoom range maintains exposure settings while the zoom function is in use
  • A multi-focusing system adopted as the AF drive system dramatically reduces aberrations for excellent imaging performance and resolving power at any focus distance, including close distances
  • A minimum focus distance of just 0.38 m from the focal plane across the zoom range
  • Optics comprised of two ED glass and four aspherical lens elements ensure excellent resolution, across all edges of the frame, from maximum aperture
  • The combination of Nikon's exclusive coating technologies, including the new ARNEO Coat and Nano Crystal Coat, effectively suppresses ghost and flare for clear images
  • An extremely high standard of image quality is supported within a compact and lightweight body, enabling superior portability
  • Focus breathing control that is effective not only with movie recording, but also for focus shift shooting
  • A control ring that demonstrates superior operability with quiet and smooth operation
  • A convenient L-Fn (lens function) button to which more functions can be assigned
  • A lens information panel that can be used to check aperture setting, focus distance, depth of field, etc.
  • Adoption of a multi-focusing system and stepping motor (STM) enables fast, quiet, and accurate AF drive for both still-image shooting and movie recording
  • An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism enables extremely precise aperture control
  • Designed with consideration given to dust- and drip-resistance, featuring a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt:


Press release, additional pictures and promo videos:
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US price of the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens: $2,297


A quick update: the US price of the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens will be $2,297. Expect the official announcement in a few hours. For comparison, the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for F-mount is priced at $2,197 (that is $200 off with the current lens rebates).

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Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S mirrorless lens size comparisons


Here are some of the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens comparison readers added to the comments section of my previous blog post:

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Press photos of the Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S mirrorless lens leaked online



I already reported that the next mirrorless lens to be announced by Nikon will be the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S and the Japanese website Nokishita just published two press photos of the upcoming lens:

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