Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Review

September 22, 2020 | Amy Davies |

Sharpness at 105mm

Our sharpness tests are carried out by photographing a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens 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 frame

The full frame at 105mm

At the 105mm focal length, sharpness in the centre of the image is excellent at f/2.8, and only really drops off - ever so slightly - at f/16 and f/22. Again, if you look at images at normal printing and web sizes, the overall impression of sharpness is excellent. At the edge of the image, the sharpest results can be seen between f/8 and f/16.

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