Tell your stories with the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S

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From sports to reportage, weddings to wildlife and stills to video, this fast zoom will give every story a new look

The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is the long end of the pro-level f/2.8 trinity and will give astounding results, whatever the assignment. With huge levels of control, constant f/2.8 aperture, advanced optics and extensive weather sealing, all in a compact body, this is a lens built to perform for a long time. Read on for some tips on unlocking its full potential.


1. Get close to the action

With a minimum focus distance of just 50cm at 70mm and 1m at 200mm, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S delivers incredible sharpness up close and across the frame, even when the aperture is wide open. This short minimum focus distance, practically unheard of in a zoom lens of this range, means more options for telling your story.

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2. Keep the noise down

The ultra-quiet STM stepping motor autofocus on the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S means you can continue taking stills and video when the environment requires silence. Weddings, street photography, wildlife or intimate human moments are there to be recorded quietly and without intrusion.

3. Take control

The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S comes with two Fn buttons, each of which can be used to control up to 21 different functions direct from the lens. Plus the silent control ring can be used for aperture control, ISO or exposure compensation. This gives you real freedom and speed when working, so you never miss an image. Take the time to try different combinations of your lens that suit your style and workflow and you’ll never look back.

4. Deal with light from any direction

When you can’t control where you must stand and a light source is right in front of you, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S will still perform amazingly and give you the images you need. The ARNEO and Nano Crystal coatings, along with Nikon’s ED and SR glass counter chromatic aberration (including blue light), mean you can say goodbye to lens flare.

5. Take it anywhere

The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is built to last and made for use wherever you need to be. The extensive weather sealing and a fluorine coating that repels water, dust and dirt means it’s ready for action, whatever the conditions. Try it out in rain, snow or other adverse weather scenarios and you’ll be rewarded with superb, high-quality images and video.


The key stats: NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S

Type: Nikon Z mount

Format: FX

Focal length: 70-200mm

Maximum aperture: f/2.8

Minimum aperture: f/22

No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded aperture opening)

Minimum focus distance: 70mm zoom position: 0.5m (1.64ft), 85mm zoom position: 0.63m (2.07ft), 105mm zoom position: 0.68m (2.23ft), 135mm zoom position: 0.8m (2.62ft), 200mm zoom position: 1.0m (3.28ft) (measured from focal plane)

Weight: 1,440g with tripod collar, 1,360g without


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