Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Review

September 22, 2020 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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There’s no denying that Nikon’s new Z 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom is a pricey beast. It has a tough act to follow, as the AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR for DSLRs is a formidable lens and a favourite with pro Nikon shooters around the world. When it comes down to it, however, the new S-line zoom for mirrorless cameras is simply better in terms of handling, all-round performance and image quality. It’s a little pricier than its F-mount sibling but more than worth the extra outlay.
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The Nikon Z 70-200mm f2.8 VR S may not be much better than its F-mount predecessor, the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f2.8E VR. But that is good news: the F-Nikkor was simply the best 70-200mm f2.8 zoom lens for Nikon cameras and still is an excellent lens.
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Most marques offer a premium quality 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, put a lot of effort into making it as good as it possibly can be and charge a pretty high price for it. Nikon now join the fray with this offering for their already known to be outstanding Z system, so expectations are very high. Will the other fine lenses in the range be a hard act to follow?
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