Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Gets Silver Award at DPReview (87% Overall Score)

DPReview completed their full in-depth review for the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens (tested on the Nikon Z7). And this Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens gets an impressive 87% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Key Features:

  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two ED and Four Aspherical Elements
  • ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coatings
  • Multi-Focus Stepping Motor AF System
  • Programmable Control Ring
  • Information OLED Panel and L.Fn Button
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

What we like

  • Very lightweight and quite compact for its class
  • Comprehensive weather-sealing
  • Very sharp and free of most offensive optical defects
  • Decent macro performance
  • Handy multi-function OLED display
  • Works well for video too

What we don’t

  • Autofocus isn’t as speedy as peers
  • No linear focus response for video
  • Bokeh can be a bit on the busy side in transition zones
  • Lateral CA performance, albeit easily corrected for, could be improved

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S is an all-rounder fast zoom for Nikon’s mirrorless system. With a versatile focal length range and a fast aperture for low light photography and blurry backgrounds, this lens provides sharp imagery with smooth bokeh and without distracting color fringing from chromatic aberrations. Autofocus isn’t as speedy as its peers, and slightly defocused subjects can be a bit busy, but the overall performance can’t be argued with.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens: $2,296.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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

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