Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Review

May 23, 2019 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

Sharpness at 70mm

Our sharpness tests are carried out by photographing a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Review was attached to a Nikon Z 7, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Self-timer mode was activated to steady the camera completely. Any slight tonal changes you may see across the crops are a result of slight changes in natural light during the shooting session.

The full frameThe full frame at 70mm

At the longest focal length, centre sharpness is good at f/2.8 and f/4, it rises to very good at f/5.6 and f/8 before showing its sharpest at f/11. It gets slightly softer at f/16 before showing the softest results at f/22. At the edges of the frame the sharpest results can be seen between f/11 and f/16.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
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f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg